Including Independent Work Time in Your Homeschool

The following post is from Victoria of Snail Pace Transformations: When I began homeschooling I was in the most stressful season of my life to date. I had a newborn a two year old and a 6 year old with learning delays. I had just moved over 1000 miles away from my extended family and…

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12 Ways to Make Social Studies Fun

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. History and geography are a passion for some and a pain for others. Most children are somewhere in-between and need a little boost when learning about the world. Try some of these ideas: 1.  Make a timeline.  When…

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Planning a Homeschool Calendar with Six Week Terms

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: When I began homeschooling, I felt stuck in a traditional school calendar mentality. While I thought year-round schooling sounded like a good idea, I just couldn't imagine giving up our long summers. However, having taught for two years at a school with a "balanced calendar,"…

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Celebrating Black History Month

The following post is from Kacey of Next Level Mama: February marks Black History Month--an annual celebration of the accomplishments, contributions and triumphs of African Americans here in the United States. While there's no way to capture the entirety of black history in 28 days, this month serves as a conscious reminder to teach our children…

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Homeschooling eBook Collection Just $7.40 {BundleoftheWeek.com}

Whether you're just thinking about homeschooling or an experienced homeschooler experiencing the familiar winter homeschooling blues, this week's ebook bundle is packed full of practical encouragement, how-tos and resources to give you the confidence to homeschool your kids and actually enjoy it! Get all 5 ebooks for only $7.40 (a savings of over 65%) for…

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Day in the Life of a Homeschooling, Work-at-Home Mom

I recently shared a pictorial "day in the life" on Instagram and thought I'd share it here as well with some extra explanations about what our daily schedule/routine looks like. Although we don't follow it perfectly, we've found that keeping a pretty consistent routine makes things run much smoother and helps everybody know what to…

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Alex Ready, Set, School Activity Box $19.31

(52 reviews) Great deal! Right now, this Alex Ready, Set, School Activity Box is on sale for just $19.31 from Amazon. This would be a fun activity for little ones who are anxious to "go to school" like their older siblings! Be sure to visit Jungle Deals & Steals for new Amazon.com deals every day! Or subscribe…

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8 Ways to Make Practicing Math Facts More Fun {Homework Helps}

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. When parents ask what they can do at home to help their children improve their math grades, here’s one of the things that I always tell them:  Make sure your son or daughter has memorized all of the…

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Four Ways to Get Dad More Involved in Homeschooling

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: One of the jokes at my husband's work is when his coworkers ask him what a parent-teacher conference looks like in our family.  While this was initially amusing, it really made me realize that those jokes came out of an assumption that his co-workers believed…

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10 Learning Games for Everyday Car Rides {Homework Helps}

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. The amount of information that students are expected to learn before they are in junior high continues to expand. The most successful students are those whose parents take the time to work with them. You may wonder…

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