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The Power of Memorization

Occasionally I hear from a parent who homeschools but objects to the Calvert practice of  memorization.  Looking back 16 years, the one thing I wish I had embraced more with my kids is the act of learning to memorize. Memory is a funny thing – the younger you are, the more capacity you seem have […]

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An Introduction to Multi-Sensory Learning

What is multi-sensory instruction? Multi-sensory instruction refers to the way information is delivered to the student. The three primary modes of instruction are visual, auditory, and sensory-motor. Visual instruction includes activities like reading a text or looking at a picture. Auditory instruction might involve listening to a lecture or a book on tape. A third […]

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Motivating a Reluctant Reader

Motivating a student who does not care for reading or who does not enjoy reading can be a tremendous source of tension in a homeschooling family.  As parents and teachers, we find ourselves frustrated because we want to help our child, but we may not know where to start.  The tips below were featured on […]

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Reflecting, Assessing, and Modifying Academic Goals

Whether you are a seasoned home school pro or new to the home school community, you likely keep some academic goals in mind for your students. Some may address hurdling an academic obstacle while others look toward achieving an academic milestone. Those seasoned families know to tweak along the way to suit their student(s) and […]

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The Scientific Method: Not Just for Science

Teaching Critical Thinking through the Scientific Method The National Commission on Excellence in Education reported in 1983 that “Many 17-year-olds do not possess the ‘higher-order’ intellectual skills we should expect of them. Nearly 40 percent cannot draw inferences from written material; only one-fifth can write a persuasive essay; and only one-third can solve a mathematics […]

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Calvert Student Spotlight – Madison Muhammad

We often receive reports from parents about activities or organizations that their Calvert students are involved in.  We get reports of fantastic test scores, sports achievements, and even updates on how our Calvert graduates are faring. We really enjoy these updates and want to share one of the most recent with you. Madison Muhammed, a […]

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The Twelve Days of Homeschooling

On the first day of homeschooling, the mailman said to me:  How will they cope socially? On the second day of homeschooling, the cashier said to me: I don’t know how you do it. How will they cope socially? On the third day of homeschooling, the dentist said to me: Do they have any friends? […]

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Calvert Student Spotlight – Spelling Bee Winner

somnipathy som·nip·a·thy (sŏm-nĭp’ə-thē)  n.  A disorder of sleep. Nikhil C. Jammalamadaka, an 11 year old Grade 7 Calvert student, won the local Senior Bee championship of the 2015 Scripps Spelling Bee held in Atlanta, GA. The Bee was hosted by the Dunwoody Homeschool Hive, an Atlanta based homeschool group. The contest lasted 16 rounds, with […]

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What’s Cookin’? Calvert’s Chili Cook-Off!

The folks here at Calvert had a wonderful time at our recent Chili Cook-Off!   We got a chance to spend some time with our co-workers and taste some yummy chili.  What a great way to spend a fall afternoon!  Everyone wins too…because our winner shared her recipe with us!   Gisselle’s Award-Winning Chili Recipe […]

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Special Needs Homeschooling: Signs of Dyslexia

Is your child struggling to read, spell, or write? Is he or she having trouble with math as well? Such struggles could be early indicators that your child is suffering from dyslexia, one of the most common learning disorders in children. Although this learning disability is often misunderstood- kids are perceived as ‘lazy’ or ‘slow’-research […]

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