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Mulch Me -a/k/a Object Lessons

Several years ago, my eldest son announced at dinner that he had decided that he had all the education he needed – he was in 5th grade. While I choked on my food, my husband calmly asked him what he then intended to do with his life. Lucas blithely replied that he intended to be […]

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Homeschooling Tips for Spatial Learners

Today’s teachers know that it is important to use a multi-sensory approach to teaching since different students learn best using different modalities. Some students are visual learners while others are auditory or tactile learners. This article will look at ways that a parent can support their child if they learn best visually. Interesting Fact A […]

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Organizing a Homeschool Classroom

One of the most exciting aspects of beginning a journey toward homeschooling is organizing a classroom space. Whether you have a dedicated homeschooling room or your children take over the kitchen table each day, conducting your lessons in a well-organized space can play an important role in creating a successful homeschooling experience for your family. […]

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Summer, a Great Time to Explore

While it is true that many homeschool families take a break from more structured learning in the summer season, this does not mean that all learning should be put on the shelf.   Summer is a time to explore different areas of interest or brush up on some basic skills. Math Math fact practice – summer […]

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Taking Learning Outside

As the days grow longer and the temperatures increase, it affords us the opportunity to take our homeschool studies outside. Both you and your children often find the “outdoor classroom” a refreshing change. Below you will find suggestions to help you take the learning outside. Create a Garden One outdoor activity that provides many opportunities […]

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Reading Aloud- The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Do you want your children to love learning, to love reading, to love books and be able to express themselves well? Of course you do.  Do you need credentials or special training to make this happen? Absolutely not. You need only your voice, your child and books. Read to them. Read to them every day […]

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The Writing Process- Editing and Publishing

Writing is a process that involves several distinct steps: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. It is important for a writer to work through each of the steps in order to ensure that he has produced a polished, complete piece. The writing process is not always linear. A writer may move back and forth between […]

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The Writing Process- Revision

Writing is a process that involves several distinct steps: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. It is important for a writer to work through each of the steps in order to ensure that he has produced a polished, complete piece.  The writing process is not always linear.  A writer may move back and forth between […]

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In the Thick of it

My “second” year of home school arrived.  I spent countless hours reading and deciding what would be the best curriculum available, listened to recommendations from other parents and educator friends, and invested way too many hours in creating a curriculum for my two students.  I spent at least twice as much time putting materials together […]

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The Writing Process- Drafting and Editing

Writing is a process that involves several distinct steps: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. It is important for a writer to work through each of the steps in order to ensure that he has produced a polished, complete piece.  The writing process is not always linear.  A writer may move back and forth between […]

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