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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- 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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Five Tips to Writing Success

It is 3:30 pm and Janice Robertson has just asked her twelve-year-old daughter, Emma, to write a two-page essay on the formation of volcanoes. As Janice prepares dinner, she notices Emma staring blankly at the paper. Ten more minutes pass and Emma is still not writing. Well aware of her daughter’s disdain for writing papers, […]

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Inspire learning on your vacation

Summer is a time to relax, enjoy the beautiful weather, and spend time with your family.  Many families, including those that homeschool, take time off from formal schooling during the summer months.  Just because you are taking a break from organized lessons doesn’t mean that learning has to come to a halt.  Even when you […]

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