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Addressing Rumors and Myths About Teaching Textbooks

Addressing Rumors and Myths About Teaching Textbooks

I have been homeschooling since 2006 and using Teaching Textbooks since 2010. It is one constant curriculum I have used over the years and with all 3 children. With that being said, I’d like to address some of the rumors and myths about Teaching Textbooks I have heard and seen throughout the years. Before going(…)

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Using Uncle Eric Books for High School Economics and Participation in Government {Includes FREE Lesson Plans}

Using Uncle Eric Books for High School Economics and Participation in Government {Includes FREE Lesson Plans}

Using Uncle Eric Books is a simple and engaging way to fulfill High School Economics and Participation in Government credits. Includes FREE Lesson Plans!

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Homeschool Math Curriculum: Teaching Textbooks 3.0 vs. CTC Math

Homeschool Math Curriculum: Teaching Textbooks 3.0 vs. CTC Math

Teaching homeschool math can be a stress inducing thought. Many of us were not strong in math ourselves, or have not done much of it since graduation, and worry about how we can successfully teach our children. Using a homeschool math curriculum is something I would strongly suggest! A good homeschool math curriculum can ease your(…)

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10 Things I Want New Homeschoolers to Know

10 Things I Want New Homeschoolers to Know

Starting at the beginning, the beginning of anything, can be scary. There are so many unanswered questions. So many things you want to do, and know, and learn. Speaking from my over 10 years of homeschooling experience, let me share with you some things I would want new homeschoolers to know about homeschooling. 10 Things(…)

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5 Online Classes for Homeschool High School Science

5 Online Classes for Homeschool High School Science

One of the many concerns of those considering homeschooling through the high school years is how to tackle science courses. One way you can easily do this is through online classes for homeschool high school science. Homeschooling high school doesn’t mean you have to do all the teaching yourself! This thought is often what concerns(…)

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Homeschool Middle School Science – Exploring Creation with General Science

Homeschool Middle School Science – Exploring Creation with General Science

Homeschool middle school science can be tricky because you want something more than the elementary years, but not as in depth as might be tackled in high school. Homeschool Middle School Science Middle school is a time for transition from elementary school to high school. A move from everything being laid out for you to(…)

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Teaching Life Skills: Typing – Keyboarding Resources

Teaching Life Skills: Typing – Keyboarding Resources

One of the many things we include in our homeschool as a life skill is typing – keyboarding. In this age of technology it is ever more important that our children become not only familiar with, but skilled with a mouse and keyboard and their typing skills. To help you in your quest for typing(…)

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Seasons of Parenting Books for the Ages & Stages

Seasons of Parenting Books for the Ages & Stages

Parenting is a job that no on really prepares you for. There aren’t really classes or instruction manuals for parenting our children! There are however many parenting books that can help us along the way on our parenting journey. Seasons of Parenting Books for the Ages & Stages Throughout my many years of parenting three(…)

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Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 3.0

Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 3.0

Teaching math, not wanting to teach math, thinking you aren’t capable of teaching math. These are all reasons not to homeschool that often pop into people’s heads. Good news! Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 3.0 makes it doable! Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks I have been using Teaching Textbooks products for 9 years now, and(…)

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Save Cherished Memories with Canvas Prints – Giveaway

Save Cherished Memories with Canvas Prints – Giveaway

Throughout the past couple of years I have created some canvas prints for my children. They are a great way to take your beautiful photos graphs and turn them into room decorations. AND they make wonderful personalized gifts! PLUS they are more affordable than you think! Read on to find out more and enter to(…)

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Middle School History Through Literature with Beautiful Feet Ancient History

Middle School History Through Literature with Beautiful Feet Ancient History

As you know historical fiction is not only one of my favorite genres to read myself, but one of my favorite methods of teaching history in our homeschool. Teaching History Through Literature is a fun and engaging way to help your kids  feel and understand the plights of the people and times throughout history. Instead(…)

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Live Online Classes for Homeschooling High School

Live Online Classes for Homeschooling High School

We all know that as kids get older, their school work gets harder and more involved. For us homeschoolers that can be intimidating for many reasons. Maybe you feel unqualified to teach it, or don’t have as much time to devote to helping your child with the work. For those reasons, and many more, you(…)

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