How to Support Your Child’s Homework … Without Doing It Yourself

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. Homework is a double-edged sword.  The time spent in additional practice gives some students the boost they need to move forward in school.  That same practice, however, eats into precious family time. Complying with the teacher’s requirements and maintaining…

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First Day of School Pictures

Although we homeschool all summer, yesterday we kicked off our new school year with our favorite annual traditions: letter pancakes for breakfast, first-day-of-school photos, interviews, and ice cream sundaes for dinner! I love, love the first day of school for taking annual pictures because our first day tends to be pretty fun and laid back,…

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Free Personalized Teacher Note Cards Printable!

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: If you're thinking back-to-school (or if your family is already back-to-school), you might be thinking about how to start the year off right with your child's teacher. Teachers write a lot of notes throughout the year; why not supply your child's teacher with…

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{August} Favorites: Things That Make My Life Easier

I've seen a few "favorites" series popping up in the blogosphere recently, but it wasn't until a few readers specifically mentioned in our recent survey that they'd like to hear about cool products I discover that I even thought about doing one myself. We try not to buy a lot of stuff, so I was…

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Back to School Ideas for Kids: Rock Schedules
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Back to School Ideas for Kids: Rock Schedules

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: Summer is ending, and I am craving a return to routines and schedules. My kids have been a little crazy lately because bedtimes have been a little later than normal and we've been neglecting some of the typical learning activities that we usually do. In preparation…

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8 Traditions That Add Excitement to a New School Year

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: Traditions communicate significance and can greatly impact a child's view of the upcoming school year.  Since a positive attitude is so critical to learning, it’s important that students begin the year with healthy anticipation.  Your encouragement and input can make all the difference in your family. To…

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Get Organized for Back-to-School with This Week’s eBook Bundle {BundleoftheWeek.com}

It's back-to-school time, and this week's bundle is designed to help you simplify your routine, get organized, and juggle all of your various responsibilities during the school year. With your purchase, you'll get a complete back-to-school guide, printable planners, tips for simplifying your chore routines (for the adults and the children!) and ideas for simple…

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Back-to-School Tips, Tutorials and Free Printables

It's hard to believe it's back-to-school time already, but schools in our area start back in less than three weeks! (Those of you that still have a month or more of summer might want to bookmark this post for later.) We'll be sharing back-to-school tips and ideas in the coming weeks, and to kick us…

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Homeschooling Resources Bundle for $7.40 This Week Only {BundleoftheWeek.com}

This week's bundle is packed full of resources for homeschoolers, including five ebooks plus two special bonus offers. With your purchase, you'll get tips for developing curriculum and teaching specific subjects, printables for you and your students, and encouragement for the school year at a discount of more than 80%! This collection includes: Homeschooling 101…

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Classical Conversations Cycle 2 Notebooking Printables

You know how I said I was done talking about homeschooling for the summer? I lied; I'm sorry! One thing I hadn't yet nailed down was exactly how we were going to incorporate CC science, history, geography and timeline at home. I knew I wanted it to be the center of our curriculum this year,…

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