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The “Boxing Days” Part 1

You may think, if you are familiar with it, that the title of this piece refers to December 26th – the traditional English celebration of gift giving to others.  However, what I have in mind today is not a date on the calendar, but a gift that will keep on giving. Over the years, we […]

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Strong Bodies Support Learning: Research Shows That Exercising the Body Improves Academic Performance

As if choosing and implementing an academic curriculum for your children was not enough, research indicates that you should be organizing regular physical activity for them as well.  The results of a study by Charles Hillman, Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Neuroscience at the University of Illinois were published in the Journal of Sport and […]

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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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