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Homeschool VS. College Schedules I thought I would start a series of post comparing my college life to that of being homeschooled. The first topic will be on schedules. What is a schedule? What's a due date? There is such a thing as a late assignment? And what's an assignment, again?

The Homeschooler Planner So it's that time of the year again, when homeschooling moms set forth looking for the perfect planner for the upcoming school year. I have tried so many planners I stopped counting…lets examine all the ones that have failed me:. Planner failures:.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel We read Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel this week. I pulled together an array of books on different subjects to go along with this study. But most of what we learned was through casual conversation while reading the book. Monday and Tuesday:. We talked about the power of steam, and how it works in machinery.

El Paso Homeschool Association Hosting Conference In July Via their website, organizers went on to say, "By virtue of being an education forum, El Paso Homeschool Association's Conference does not attempt to filter all of the content you may see or hear at our conference.

DIY tic tac toe Not only is tic-tac-toe a crowd favorite around here, it's also easy to teach and learn! Just like any other game we introduce, our students incorporated a little bit of their own rules. Making the game is very simple and cost effective. The board being on a slice of wood brings a great natural element to any classroom!

Helena Home School Warrior Jaedon Lieberg signs with Carroll College HELENA - Carroll College head men's basketball coach Kurt Paulson announced that 6-foot-2 guard Jaedon Lieberg will join the Saints beginning in the fall of 2018. Lieberg, a Helena native, played for the Helena Home School Warriors. He was an all-state player in the Montana Christian Athletic Association.

More Than A Label Well here I am, attempting yet again to create a blog. As I thought about what kind of blog I wanted to have, I began thinking about labels. Most blogs have a theme that coincide with a label. Food blog? You're a chef. Parenting blog? You're a Mom. Fitness blog?

Building a homeschool community I doubt you'll find a homeschool parent that would deny that this path can be pretty lonely. Yes, we are home with our kids all day, every day, and we love that. But I mean lonely in the adult friends department. Unlike a job in the community, we miss out on connecting with adults on the regular.

The JOY of siblings reading together I am very lucky that my two kids adore each other and generally get along really well but they happily play together and really do enjoy each others company.

Why I Want To Homeschool: Safety I am going to split this into sections, as you will see later in the series. Today, I am going to be talking about physical safety. So many things happen on school campuses that are not often talked about, and when they are, oftentimes, there aren't that many ways, nor people who care enough to try to obliterate them.

Weekly Wrap-Up: The one with the satisfying homeschool mom moment I hope you've all had a fantastic week! I don't know if fantastic is the word I would use to describe my week, but I've had worse. The kids came back from camp last Friday. They always return tired, hungry for something that isn't camp food, and - my favorite part - very reflective and insightful.

Why should home educating always be positive! I was sharing some tweets with Kate @kateonthinice recently as she reported a positive home educating day on her blog. She'd fallen into a trap common with many home schooling families. The trap that makes you believe that just because you chose to home educate, every day should be positive.

Practical Tips On How To Homeschool Your Hands-on Child That is always on the move? That tends to fidget while sitting down? Enjoys hands-on activities and play-acting? If you answered yes! You may have a hands-on learner, sweet mama! Welcome to the club!

How to Keep Track of Homeschool Days Almost a decade has passed since we embarked on this journey, and one of the most valuable lessons I've learned is to not overcomply with state homeschool laws. It's stressful, time-consuming, and it can lead you on a slippery slope to the school district expecting more from you than what the law requires.

A View of the Bar - as in beer, drunk, Asheville, NC. Our beautiful Asheville, NC, set in the Great Smoky Mountains has been quite overtaken by the liberal left and become the prime spot for Craft Beer and Breweries.

Lesson 25 Assignment - "Now that I have finished the section Montaigne, would I read any more of his essays? Why or why not?" Michael de Montaigne was, without a doubt, one of the most interesting figures from all the French renaissance writers. His style of writing was what he categorized as "essais", meaning attempts, and this meaning as attempts to put his thoughts into writing.

How I Like to Use the Ultimate Montessori Planner for Multiple Ages ! The Ultimate Montessori Planner is designed for preschool, elementary, and special needs. It has 68 pages and the flexibility to be personalized for your unique situation. Here's the table of contents:. I love to sit out on my balcony among the flowers to do an activity like lesson planning.

Swirling Galaxy Science Project Bring the wonder of outer space into your home with this fun swirling galaxy activity that shows kids how spiral galaxies get their shape. I have always been fascinated by outer space.

Forest School Adventure, A Gem of a Book My kids love being outdoors, whether it is messing around in our garden or going to the local woodland area they love it. So when I saw the Forest School Adventure book I was intrigued and when I started reading it I was blown away. This book is a GEM.

5 Ways to Get Started With Coding For Homeschoolers I, EEME Dad, make hands-on kits to teach kids robotics, electronics and coding. Here are my thoughts on how to teach kids coding. As an infant, we learned our first language by speaking as soon as possible. We slurred our words. We spoke the wrong phrases.

Where do I start - Phase 1 Last time, I shared with you why we chose a Charlotte Mason Education for our homeschool. Today, we will move on to the next step. So you decided to use the Charlotte Mason method - wonderful! You are off to a great start! You probably have a gajillion questions.

New Skills There are so many things I want to write about, but there just doesn't seem to be enough time. Today, I want to make my excuses for not updating. I/We have been busy learning 5 new skills:.

Finding My Tribe - Perspectives of a First Generation Homeschooler I was traditionally educated my whole life. I went through public school, to college, and on to law school with success. Homeschooling was not something I was even aware of until 5th grade, when the local homeschooled kids came in to do state testing with us.

Why are labs in science important? Labs were just a waste of time. As a student that lived inside my own head and often spaced out during lab time, the importance of labs was lost to me until I began teaching students myself and I realized that labs have the power to:.

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