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What are the Pros and Cons of Online Homeschool?

Parents always want to make the best possible decisions about their child’s education. Those who homeschool have so many homeschool curriculum options available! It can be tough to decide exactly what is the best avenue to follow. Online homeschool programs can be a great solution for many families. With a variety of formats, plus paid …

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How to Find a Homeschool Support Group

I remember the first year we were homeschooling kindergarten. It seemed overwhelming and well, isolating. There were no other families that we knew who homeschooled, so that support system that would have come with being a bus stop mom was nowhere to be found. Or so it seemed. After a bit of research, we actually found …

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Free Summer Learning at Homeschool Buyers Co-op

Summer is the perfect time for us to explore new techniques and tools with our kids – both online and off. That’s why I was so excited to partner with my friends at Homeschool Buyers Co-op to share their 2018 Free Summer Learning Opportunities with you! This summer say goodbye to traditional textbooks and worksheets …

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How to Develop a Homeschool Curriculum

Depending on your level of experience and comfort level when it comes to teaching, you might decide to develop a homeschool curriculum that’s highly personalized for your kids. I always took the eclectic approach, because my kids were always interested in different things and at different times. I never really found a “one size fits …

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How to Homeschool Preschool

Fortunately, homeschooling starting with preschool is fairly straightforward. This is the stage where teaching very basic skills are involved. How to Homeschool Preschool Even if you’re still on the fence about continuing to homeschool kindergarten and beyond, homeschool preschool can be a great, easy way to get your little one ready for more rigorous learning. Think you don’t have …

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Homeschool Buyers Co-Op: A Great Homeschool Resource

When we first started homeschooling during my oldest’s preschool years (he’s now entering 7th grade *gulp*), one of the first resources I ever found was The Homeschool Buyers Co-Op. The Homeschool Buyers Co-Op The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is a wonderful, free homeschooling organization for both new and veteran homeschoolers. Co-op membership is free and confidential, and entitles …

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3 Ways To Socialize Your Homeschooler

Socialize your homeschooler with these three easy ideas. It’s not as hard as you may think! Assuring children receive a good education is important to parents – whether they homeschool or their kids attend school outside of the home. While teaching at home has its benefits, socializing is a concern some families may have when …

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Online Spanish Curriculum

Bring languages to life with this online Spanish curriculum that’s perfect for homeschoolers. Finding a program that would keep her interested and engaged hasn’t been easy though. So, when we heard about Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids® online Spanish curriculum, it seemed like the perfect program to get her excited about learning a a new language. …

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How to Help with Homework

However, knowing how to help with homework (and not overstep!) is something that I’m still working on. It’s not as easy as you might think! In fact, you might be struggling with the same thing! Some students have no problem completing at home assignments while others need a little extra help. To ensure your children continue learning …

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Free Homework Checklist Printable

This free homework checklist printable is the perfect way to stay on track and not miss assignments! It’s the one we use and that’s worked best for our three kids. Free Homework Checklist Printable I started seeing the need for a homework checklist by the second week of school. We’d go through the same dance each afternoon …

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Homeschooling: 3 Steps to Getting Started

Getting started with homeschooling doesn’t have to be intimidating! Here are three steps to take to make it easy. Once you make the decision that homeschool is the right thing for you, your children, and your family, it can be daunting knowing where and how to get started. In fact, the process of getting started …

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Science and Technology Homeschool Curriculum

They’re not only my favorite homeschool curriculum subjects to teach, they’re also our kids’ favorite subject to study. They get excited about science experiments and eat up everything related to coding and technology. Did you know that both of the boys built their own computers from scratch? I have no clue how to do it, but they …

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Overcoming New School First Day of School Jitters

It was their choice and while they’re definitely excited, they’re understandably nervous. We’ve been trying to make sure that we counterbalance that nervousness about starting a new school with lots of listening and answering questions they might have. Even though a lot of the “back to school” books are really geared toward kindergarteners, I can …

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Third Grade Integrated Language Arts Curriculum

Make third grade language arts more interesting and comprehensive with an integrated approach. After a fantastic year of Paths of Exploration last year, I decided to opt for something a little bit lighter. It was a mistake. So, when given the opportunity to review Kendall Hunt RPD’s Pathways Reading and Language Arts integrated curriculum for …

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Curriculum Advice for New Homeschoolers

How do you know which curriculum to choose?! Here’s the best curriculum advice for new homeschoolers from a 10-year veteran homeschool mom. Choosing curriculum “You must be rich to homeschool!” Really rich. I used to bristle at the statement, but, as we’ve evolved in our homeschooling journey (and I’ve grown more comfortable in my role), …

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