Four Tips for Homeschooling Your Child with ADHD

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: Homeschooling can definitely be challenging. However, when one or more of  the children that you have decided to homeschool have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) , your job can become even more challenging. However, there are things that you can do to help make the…

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15 Fun Ways to Reinforce Science Concepts for Kids

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. Hands-on experiments and activities are usually a hit with any student, but taking a science test can be quite the opposite.  Answering questions about complex information can intimidate even the best of students. Here are some ways to…

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Five Simple Steps to a Better Homeschool Day

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: Mornings are not my forte nor have they ever been. Deciding to become a teacher, and then ultimately to stay home with my children to homeschool has always proven a challenge for my night owl tendencies. I have found that some of our best days…

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Before You Put Too Much Stock in Your Child’s Test Scores, Read This

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: Emphasis on test scores in schools today has reached fever pitch.  Students are drilled on how to answer questions, time is spent taking practice tests, and teachers collaborate on how to raise the numbers.  I agree that we need a way to assess the effectiveness of…

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Learning Activities for the Book If You Give a Pig a Pancake

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: One of my favorite things when I was teaching were the years that I spent as a school librarian. Not only did I enjoy being able to order books and read to students, but I loved being able to pick books and then do related…

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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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