• Curriculum
  • Using the World As Your Classroom

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    Taking advantage of the world around us is not something new for homeschoolers. We use our backyards for nature studies and our kitchens as science labs. How about our travels as history lessons? Sure, the best way to learn history is to live or re-enact it. This past week we spent several days reliving what […]

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    Homeschool Start Up

    Are you new to homeschooling? Have you been homeschooling for some time? Either way, these easy short “How to’s” will assist you in getting through some of the difficulties of homeschooling. Homeschool Scheduling Traditional Scheduling – With traditional scheduling, homeschoolers typically set up a schedule covering all their courses each day. This is similar to […]

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  • Current Events
  • What is your learning type?

                    Homeschool Learning Type Test Visual You love to watch. You learn best when you watch someone else do something first. You can view a how to video and you’ve got it! Hands on You learn best when you can touch and do what you are learning. Auditory […]

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  • Home Education
  • Simple Tips for Teaching Homeschool Science

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    I love teaching my children science, especially when we do it right. It can be the most exciting part of  our day! You see, that’s the key – science is simply a study of life and the things around us. You can’t simply do science out of textbook and be done with it! There is […]

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  • Home Education
  • Expectations…

    When I began this journey of homeschooling, I thought I had to have everything perfect. I have that tendency anyway, but since I had been a teacher for many years… I thought my homeschool had to operate like a classroom. My expectations of our day ran along the lines of a June Cleaver crossed with […]

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  • Curriculum
  • Embracing Homeschool Change

    I must admit when I first started on this homeschooling journey, I was pretty uptight. As a classroom teacher, I thought that my homeschool had to reflect a classroom. I was a good teacher, I had good classroom discipline, and my students always performed several levels above their grade. I thought it would be a […]

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  • Home Education
  • Bringing out a Love for Math and Time Tables…

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    Time and time again I have come across students who will assert that they absolutely hate math. They aren’t really that old, and haven’t gone very far down the road of life to have formed such a solid opinion of a subject that is used in daily life. Yet, I’ve seen it time and time […]

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    Homeschool How to…

    Welcom to our How to teach… page. As a homeschooling mother for over seven years, and a classroom teacher and college professor prior for 18 we hope to share with you some insight into how to teach certain subjects. How do you teach phonics? How do you teach a child how to read? How do […]

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  • Home Education
  • New School Year… new homeschooling ideas!

      I have been homeschooling for nearly 7 years. Truthfully, I am a bit burnt out from the same old… same old. I believe it is time to make a homeschool change… and use some new ideas. When I was classroom teaching, there was a lot of debate about block scheduling and how it was advantageous to […]

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