Alleviating Homework Headaches

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: As we look ahead to a few more months of school, does your child’s homework feel more like your homework? Are there too many arguments at your house over school assignments? As a teacher and a parent, I have to admit that the very word…

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

I'm joining the Day in a Life series from Simple Homeschool to give you a peek into our day! Here's what Wednesday, 2/1 looked like in our house: Please note that this was a very productive day, both because of my early wakeup and because I was keeping track of what I was getting done…

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How Technology Can Revolutionize Your Homeschooling

A couple weeks ago, I shared a video with some of my thoughts on technology and education. If technology is having a profound impact on education as a whole, though, that impact is felt even more strongly by homeschoolers. Technology is literally revolutionizing the way families "do school", opening additional opportunities, connecting them to one…

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Giveaway: Carlito C. Caterpillar’s Math House Games

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Miranda ([email protected])! I'm always looking for fun ways to help my girls learn and to reinforce the concepts we're covering in our formal curriculum, and Carlito C. Caterpillar's Math House Games definitely fit the bill! The c3pla Sensory Math Teaching System was created by Domenico Marcario, M.S.,…

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Extra Credit IS Real Life

I've mentioned before that I had three teachers in junior high and high school who each contributed to my success with their negativity rather than their encouragement. Instead of building me up, like teachers are supposed to, they really did the opposite, both to my face and behind my back. Lately, I've been thinking a…

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Back-To-School Freebies!

This week marked the first week of school for many families and the last week of summer for many others. Whether your kids are already back in school or heading back soon, the internet is full of fun freebies to celebrate the start of a new year, and here are some of my favorites: School…

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Back-to-School Printables: Lunchbox Notes & School Year Signs

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: The back-to-school season comes with all sorts of different emotions... excitement, fear, anticipation, eagerness, anxiety. And those emotions aren't just for the kids! It's hard for many parents to make the back-to-school transition. There are lunches to pack, homework to oversee, and…

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Question of the Day: Share Your Back-to-School Traditions

We celebrate the first day of school each year with ice cream sundaes for dinner! It's a fun tradition that we all look forward to (what's not to like about ice cream for dinner?) and I think it's a great way to kick of the school year as a fun beginning rather than the sad…

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Three Keys to Successful School Transitions

The following is a guest post from Amanda of Not Just Cute: Change can be hard. And yet as the saying goes, the only constant in life is change. The advent of a new school year tends to be a time of momentous changes and transitions.  Whether your child is starting preschool for the first…

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The Whys Behind Our Decision to Homeschool

I’m not sure we fit the stereotypical homeschool family mold (although we seem to be heading that way with our country living and larger family…) when it comes to our decision to homeschool, and I wanted to share some of the reasons behind why we do what we do. To explain the whys of our…

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