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Your Homeschool Year in Review

Dear Calvert Families – As the days of December slowly slip by and we approach the start of a new calendar year, it’s a good idea for homeschool families to set aside some time for reflection. What were your accomplishments over the past few months? Where do you need to make improvements? Are your children […]

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Holiday Help for Homeschoolers

  As the holidays approach, we often hear from parents who are overwhelmed by their to-do lists. Between turkey-roasting, baking, gift shopping, visiting relatives, hosting family, and holiday decorating, it’s easy to become stressed and overwhelmed. This is especially true for parents who must also focus on educating their children at home. While our Calvert […]

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Flexibility: A Key to Homeschool Success

  While all homeschool parents would love for every day to run smoothly, we all know this doesn’t always happen. Our schedules are often interrupted due to unexpected circumstances, and sometimes we encounter illnesses or simply have a bad day. Remember that one of the keys to successful homeschooling is FLEXIBILITY.     Here are […]

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Homeschooling Flexibility – Make the Switch!

When we ask our Calvert Families about their favorite aspects of homeschooling, one item that is always at the top of the list is FLEXIBILITY. This is especially true for parents who have experienced the world of public or private schooling. While the flexibility of homeschooling can be an adjustment for some, most homeschooling parents […]

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Homeschooling Tip: Improve Learning By Reducing The Time Your Child Sits Still

There is a growing amount of evidence that you can improve listening and learning in children by allowing them more play-time and interactive activities, while reducing the time they sit still at a desk or table. A report from the Institute of Medicine released a couple of years ago showed that children “who are more […]

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How To Structure Your Child’s Learning Space: The First Steps

Whether you are a homeschooler or a parent interested in providing some additional structured learning for your child, creating a learning space that is both functional and personalized is important for child’s academic success. Because each child learns differently and is comfortable in a different setting, it is important to create a learning space that […]

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How Homeschooling Can Benefit Boys

Educators and parents are often told of the unfair advantages boys receive throughout school. However, recent studies have shown that boys, not girls, are being treated unfairly in public schools, and could benefit from more personalized learning and homeschooling. Here are some facts from research conducted over the last several years: The typical boy is […]

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How To Start Homeschooling

Homeschooling is a major change. Not just for your child, but for your entire family. One thing that over 100 years of providing homeschooling education has taught us at Calvert is that when it comes to homeschooling, the best thing you can do is to get started. So, how do you start homeschooling? Where do […]

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Preparing for the Homeschool Year – The Secret to Success

Henry Ford once said, “Before everything else, getting ready is the secret to success.”  This wisdom holds true for homeschooling as well. Use the following tips to help you get ready for a successful homeschool year. Get Organized Create a school room that contains all the necessary materials for your student. If there are multiple children, it […]

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Homeschool Homework: Does It Exist?

At Calvert, we often get asked, “Is there homework for homeschoolers?” It’s a logical and reasonable question. Many parents are very concerned about homework overload, which has been common in many school systems across the country, and about the general value of homework in relation to academic performance and learning. Some public school parents have reported […]

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