• Curriculum
  • 15 Summers, and this is what I’ve learned…

    So, I’ve had children in school for over 15 years now… and every summer the same question arises. What to do during the summer? I have to admit more information is out now about summer learning loss then there was back 15 years ago (when we walked to school barefoot through 10 ft of snow – […]

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  • Helpful Tips for Beginning to Homeschool Mid-Year

    Tree Math

    I’m assuming that you are thinking about homeschooling… maybe you’ve been discouraged with your children’s education for a long time… maybe you’ve just realized that things aren’t working. In any case… January is just as good a time to start as any!! …and from what I understand you can start homeschooling whenever you choose in […]

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  • Finding Your Best Fit Curriculum Now!

    momschool best fit curriculum

    Yeah, it’s August. For real… and time for those dreaded words… Back. To. School. (or home school – LOL!) If you haven’t already, you may be on the hunt for the perfect curriculum for your home school. Sometimes I’ve already found it by now and I’m planning away my year. Other times (like this year) […]

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  • Review of Science4Us and Time4Learning

    s4usnip

    We’ve been homeschooling for (what seems like) a million years. LOL! Not really, but it’s been over 11. All of those years have been homeschooling 5 or more kiddos at once. If any of you are in that same boat, you know that it isn’t easy to get it all done without working smarter!  One […]

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  • Christmas Break Boredom Busters

    momschool

    Yes, it’s that time… all of the busy -ness of Christmas is nearing an end. The presents have been wrapped and are under the tree… and the kids are on Christmas break. Even for homeschoolers, that spells “boredom.” My kids are already beginning to complain of that diabolical disease. It drives me crazy. Just a […]

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  • Exercise Focuses Your Mind

    GETSOMEEXERCISE!

    Are you getting a little crazy with the kid’s constant energy? Are they just unable to get quiet? It sounds like you need a little intervention. Let’s get ’em to focus! STOP… Don’t stress yourself out any longer!!Take a break, go outside and get some exercise. It’s easy, go for a bike ride, a walk […]

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  • Top 5 Self Learner Tips

    homeschool learners

    I posted recently that we were going to incorporate some new ideas into this year’s homeschool education. With six chidren, it is always a struggle to stay on top of everything. Yet, in most every area of my life – I am on a constant search for methods, practices, gadgets, apps, etc. that will make […]

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  • Homeschooling Second Grade

    Second grade

    Second grade… definitely a magic year! I have always loved teaching 2nd grade, but do I say that about every grade? hmm… maybe! Of course, second grade is a year full of big things. Students are becoming more advanced and fluent readers, math skills are being sharpened daily, writing often moves to cursive (if you […]

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  • Homeschooling First Grade

    firstgrade

    The first few years of schooling are my favorite to teach…how about you? Don’t you just love watching their faces light up when they get a new concept… it’s so worth it! So, we’ve been through first grade 5 times now… it’s an exciting year of learning with loads of interesting concepts and fun learning. […]

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  • Homeschooling Kindergarten

    kindergarten

    You’ve made the decision to home school, now what? Start with your state homeschool regulations. Find out what they expect of you, and fulfill those requirements. Then, I always encourage my new home school friends to take some time to get to know just how their child learns. Each person has different learning strengths, and […]