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Eclectic Homeschooling

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Eclectic Homeschooling

Eclectic Homeschooling

What I mean when I say this is my method for schooling my kids?  Essentially it is the practice of schooling by use of several tools, styles, publishers, curriculum, methods, etc.  I’m not a one-size-fits-all kind of a gal. I can’t simply settle on one pre-fabricated curriculum.  The eclectic approach is the easiest method to individualize in order to tailor …

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Keeping Time

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Keeping Time

Keeping Time

What are the benefits of having a regular, consistent start time for beginning school each day? Teaching your kids to avoid procrastination. Having to be ready for school at a certain time will encourage your kids to get themselves ready in the morning without dawdling and complaints. Avoiding the delays that encourage busy moms to put off school. Without a …

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16 Homeschool Hacks

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 16 Homeschool Hacks

16 Homeschool Hacks

– Make close friends with the local librarian – they know a lot and are huge helpers! Make close friends with strategic people at the local university – again, they know a lot, have loads of resources and are huge helpers. Dig into the resources available especially found at universities that offer teaching degrees. They often have a curriculum library …

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Last Minute Educational Gifts for Christmas

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Last Minute Educational Gifts for Christmas

Last Minute Educational Gifts for Christmas

When you ask my kids what they’ve added to their Christmas wish list, it always includes a low-budget crafty kit they saw in the stores, a Lego set or two, a gift certificate to their favorite store and whatever tiny toy is the hot item for the year. These are all fun and the kids always love them, but sometimes …

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The Beauty of a Homeschool Schedule

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Beauty of a Homeschool Schedule

The Beauty of a Homeschool Schedule

Last year—and all my past homeschooling years—looked tremendously different from this one.  Because this year I’m on a schedule! I have actually planned out 15 weeks of lessons, including page numbers and skill lessons. But I haven’t decided if I like it yet or not. We are one week in at this point, and our first week was already bombarded …

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Homeschool Schedule: 5 Benefits of Starting at the Same Time Each Day

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Homeschool Schedule: 5 Benefits of Starting at the Same Time Each Day

Homeschool Schedule: 5 Benefits of Starting at the Same Time Each Day

What are the benefits of having a regular, consistent homeschool schedule each day? Teaching your kids to avoid procrastination. Having to be ready for school at a certain time will encourage your kids to get themselves ready in the morning without dawdling and complaints. Avoiding the delays that encourage busy moms to put off school. Without a set start …

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United Digital Learning: An Online Public School Alternative

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on United Digital Learning: An Online Public School Alternative

United Digital Learning: An Online Public School Alternative

As we help families navigate the jungle of online learning options, these questions comes up fairly often – “How are you different from an online public school?” If you find yourself wondering the same thing, hopefully the following will provide some clarity. United Digital Learning is the best online public school alternative option because we offer CURRICULUM CHOICES. When you …

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Delegating Subjects

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Delegating Subjects

Delegating Subjects

We are having one of those seasons here in our house.  We have a brand new baby, home renovations, doctor visits and tests to determine specific food allergies in one son, and strep throat and the flu going on all at one time.  We are a busy family!  What’s worse is my oldest daughter is learning chemistry this year and …

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Ever heard of barn schooling?!

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ever heard of barn schooling?!

Ever heard of barn schooling?!

Barn Schooling can be a fantastic supplement to your educational format. Among the countless benefits from working around a barn, the obvious perks are the responsibility kids gain from working with animals, the bond children develop with their animals, and the exercise barn chores and riding provide. Barn schooling can also provide practical incentives, attention building skills, and academic enrichment.…

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How to Stage a Homeschool Play

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Stage a Homeschool Play

How to Stage a Homeschool Play

Homeschool families or homeschool co-ops can have a fun time creating their own mini-play! Theater can combine all sorts of subjects – from reading, to art, music, and even science or history – as well as development of speaking skills, confidence, memory work, team work and advertising. Here are a few ideas to get your own creative ball rolling!  …

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