For Grammar Geeks: A Visual Map of the 15 Punctuation Marks

A friend and fellow Essentials tutor shared this a few days ago, and I love it! Designed by Curtis Newbold of The Visual Communications Guy, the infographic lists the 15 punctuation marks in order of difficulty (to learn and use) with the rules that govern their use. Click here to download a full-size poster version…

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My Top 10 Tips for New Homeschoolers

Daily checklists. This will be our 6th "official" year homeschooling, and the longer we homeschool, the more questions I get from other current and prospective homeschoolers. (Some of which I'm confident answering and some of which just make me laugh that they'd ask me for advice or an opinion.) Today  I thought I'd share my…

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Do Your Kids Need to Learn How to Program?

The following post is from Lauren Rothlisberger of Get Me Geeky: I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think. - STEVE JOBS, THE LOST INTERVIEW Do you think your kids need to learn how to program? A lot of people have never considered…

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Free Homeschooling Checklist and Proofreading Marks Printable!

Earlier this month, I shared a screenshot of the checklist my girls have been using for their school work (as part of my "Homeschool Planning Made Easy" post), and a few people emailed to ask if it was available as a printable. So today it is! Click here to download or print the homeschool checklist.…

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From Picture Books to Chapter Books: Transitioning Read Alouds

The following guest post is from Haley of Carrots for Michaelmas: I couldn’t wait for the day when our firstborn was ready to enjoy some of my most beloved books. I daydreamed about snuggling up at bedtime reading The Chronicles of Narnia, while my little one was transfixed by the story--sitting still, imagination whirring. But…

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Five Bible Studies for Kids for Just $7.40! {BundleoftheWeek.com}

  This week's bundle includes a ton of Bible study resources for kids! Discover resources for Scripture memorization, Bible study and character development, as well as handwriting practice, letter recognition, and more! This week only, get all five of these ebooks for more than 80% off: God's Word in My Heart by Jennifer Thorson Write…

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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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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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