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Snow, Lanterns, and Bumpy Roads I am sitting here and writing by lanterns and firelight as we are currently with no electric. We received 10″ of snow yesterday followed by freezing rain. Currently, to get to the house, we trek through the woods…woods that have a lane…a lane that can be quite treacherous in the best of weather - weathered by the test of time.

Homeschooling with Elf on the Shelf If you have younger children, they may be interested in answering some questions or having some fun with Elf on the Shelf. At this link, you'll find information and ideas for parents and kids! For example, if your elf didn't move during the night one night, you can find possible reasons for that.

What Is Process Art and Why Does It Matter? Whenever I put something on the art table, I keep my fingers crossed that the children will love it. I hope that they will think that it's super fun and stick with it for more than 30 seconds. And to be fully transparent, I secretly hope that the results will be beautiful.

Christmas School: Games A big component of our schooling this month is games. We love games but I always forget we love games until they are pulled out. Our games are stored in another room's closet so they are pretty much out of sight and out of mind.

Parents are homeschooling kids to 'avoid holiday absence fines' from the LEA New reports reveal that some parents are choosing to homeschool their children to avoid being stung with hefty fines for taking holidays during term time. A growing number or parents are opting to homeschool their children in order to book family getaways without getting slapped with a fine from the Local Education Authority.

Reasons to Join HSLDA Homeschooling has a lot to offer your family. Let us help you get the most out of your homeschool journey. You can concentrate on teaching your children-knowing that the leader in homeschool advocacy has your rights protected. Our 24/7 legal emergency line connects you to HSLDA's attorneys.

Sociological Views on Education Educated, by Tara Westover, is a book where the writer describes her life without and through education. She was raised in a family of survivalists, but was aware she didn't go to school like the other kids. The book brings up issues of society relevant to education and its purposes.

North Wind of Faith "For we walk by faith, not by sight.". Life lately can be described as anything but not boring-never boring. Many times over the years we have talked in our visits about the "winds of change" over taking us and the various seasons that befalls us. This time we get the feeling that this is really a great deal different; or is it.

Mary Anning A few years ago we went to a Dinosaur talk mainly so my kids could meet Nigel Marven but while we were there we also listened to a talk about the Fossil Lady and I was totally fascinated. So with my daughter's desire to learn more about famous Historical Women I thought she might be someone interesting for us to investigate.

Classical Sunday: Medieval Songs of Love and Loss From the album L'Amor de Lonh: Medieval Songs of Love and Loss. Esta montaña d'enfrente /0:00 2. Lanquan li jorn son lonc en may/ 5:36 3. Quand la pastora, song/ 10:55 4. Triste ei lo cèu, song/ 12:30 5. Quan lo riu de la fontana /16:05 6. Trop desir a veoir, rondeau for 3 voices/22:22 7.

Beyond Limits Academy-My Father's World: Adventures, Week 14 We had a super easy week this week!! I am loving the laid back pace our schooling has taken. It allows us to do more out of the house things:). We were in a Christmas Parade and our float won a trophy! It wins every year, but it takes HOURS to put the float together, so our entire Thursday was devoted to the parade!

Dino Week! Dinosaurs and preschoolers-for some reason, they go together like peanut butter and jelly. Little ones are entranced by the legacy of these prehistoric behemoths, forging connections to the past and realizing for the first time that life has transcended the present, and has gone through many iterations throughout the history of our earth.

How to Make an Easy Build a Snowman Kid's Game How to Make an Easy Build a Snowman Kid's Game. Your kids will love this easy and hands-on game along with printable cube.

How to Homeschool My Child Confidently Sifting through my emails over coffee reading through questions form homeschool moms. And then my heart sunk. This one wasn't a question, but an exhale of defeat from a mom who just began my free Homeschooling with confidence class.

Christmas Sensory Bin I'm back today with another fun Sensory Bin… To make this sensory bin you'll need:. I had the rice, beans, and bins already from when i did the Halloween Sensory Bins. So all i had to do was clear out the Halloween items and store those away for next year, and then add in my Christmas items.

School, State Leaders Debate Homeschool Policy, Saturday Elections Loudoun school leaders ran down their list of legislative priorities this morning for the state senators and delegates who represent the county in the General Assembly.

Short Homeschool Funny Videos: Hilarious, Free and Fun Homeschooling with Confidence. Homeschooling with Laundry. More added each week! Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Comment. Name. Email. Website. Hi, I'm Bekki,. I believe that loving my husband and raising our children to walk in love and truth is worth dedicating my life to achieving.

Weekly Wrap-Up: The one with a start date I hope you all had a fantastic first week of December. I'm not sure I'm ready for winter. Can we just skip to spring? Well, after complaining about it last Friday, we got some exciting news. Our bathroom remodel starts on Monday! I don't know what changed, but I got a call last Friday night to schedule a time for our pre-construction meeting.

Weekend homeschool links A round-up of inspiring weekend homeschool links to keep you and yours inspired all week long. Grab your cup of tea or coffee and come for a read!

Using Natural Phenomena in the Homeschool Science Classroom Anchoring the development of general science ideas in investigations of phenomena helps students build more usable and generative knowledge. Natural phenomena are observable events that occur in the universe and that we can use our science knowledge to explain or predict.

Remember Our Ancestors: Dallas Christman Meet our great-grandfather Dallas Christmas, technically Dallas, son of William David Christman and father of James Christman. He was already in a family picture we posted when we introduced his father, the little boy on the right, remember?

8 things I wish I would've known before doing virtual school I thought that I would try out virtual school, because I mean what could be so hard about it? I thought I'd have so much time to do it and so much more. So here are all the things you should know before going into it. These are just a few small things that turn into big things when it comes to doing virtual.

Shapies, Rubbing Alcohol, & Tiles Today we had friends over and experimented with fun art. We started with white tiles from Home Depot, Sharpies, and Rubbing Alcohol. First we drew on our tiles with our Sharpies. Then we used eye droppers to drop 91% Rubbing Alcohol on our tiles. Which then lead to experimenting with ways to move the rubbing alcohol around the tile.

15 Celebs Who Homeschool Their Kids Regardless of the institution that these parents send their kids to, they all have their best interest at heart. Perhaps we can learn a thing or two from them. At the very least, we may learn what not to do. Without further ado, here are 15 Celebrity Parents That Homeschool Their Kids.

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