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Life Skills as High School Electives: Laundry and Clothing Tips

Life Skills as High School Electives: Laundry and Clothing Tips

I recall a story I find myself telling when discussion of life skills – specifically home economics types of stuff – comes up. While it isn’t directly laundry and clothing tips related, it is very similar. It speaks to how easily we can take for granted some of the seemingly basic household tasks. Many years(…)

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Our 9th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

Our 9th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

This is the beginning of my second go around at homeschooling high school. While some of our 9th grade homeschool curriculum is the same as what our first child used for homeschooling 9th grade, some things have changed too! This is our son Jayden’s first year of high school. According to the NYS Homeschool Regulations(…)

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Self Study vs. Group Study

Self Study vs. Group Study

As a homeschooling parent, you may sometimes get anxious that your child doesn’t have the same access to study groups as children at regular schools do. If you do get anxious, then you don’t need to, because there are many positive aspects of studying independently. Let’s examine the pros and cons of Self Study vs.(…)

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101 Reasons in Favor of Flexible Homeschooling

101 Reasons in Favor of Flexible Homeschooling

I am an off the chart, type-A personality. I love schedules, plans, lists, boxes to check, etc. When I started homeschooling many moons ago I brought this rigidity with me. I was hard and fast to follow curriculum and adhere to schedules, even if it meant stress and misery for myself and the kids. As(…)

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Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale

Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale

Having homeschooled for over 11 years now, and having done numerous curriculum reviews, I have accumulated an abundance of curriculum that I no longer need. I have one that has graduated, none of elementary age any more and two very different children from the first that are still homeschooling. What does this all mean? It(…)

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Life Skills as High School Electives: Sewing Basics for Teens

Life Skills as High School Electives: Sewing Basics for Teens

My youngest (she is 10 years old) recently went through a phase of making throw pillows out of old t-shirts. This required her to do sewing basics like threading a needle. While some of these life skills we seem to naturally hit along the way, others we need to be intentional about teaching our children.(…)

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Life Skills as High School Electives: Basic Household Repairs for Teens

Life Skills as High School Electives: Basic Household Repairs for Teens

This week our son was helping us spackle and sand our living room walls! This was made even more surprising to me by the fact that he ASKED to help us! Learning those skills, and others like painting a wall, working with a hammer and changing a light bulb are all important basic household repairs(…)

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The Best Video ASL Resources

The Best Video ASL Resources

Teaching a foreign language can be difficult if you don’t speak any. Having great resources, especially video resources where you can hear and see the new language in action can be very helpful. When teaching (or learning) ASL (American Sign Language) books can easily fall flat. It is much easier to learn if you can(…)

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Teaching History Through Movies: Helen Keller

Teaching History Through Movies: Helen Keller

While I have always enjoyed supplementing our history studies with the use of historical fiction. I have recently decided to trying enhancing our studies with movies too. Teaching History Through Movies is another great way to bring a time period, historical moment, place or person to life. While most movies aren’t totally historically accurate, they(…)

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Kids Create Art! Playful Pet Portraits!

Kids Create Art! Playful Pet Portraits!

I am art challenged. I need step by step instructions (and video is even better) to help my kids complete art projects. One of the resources I have been using are the Mixed Media Art Courses from Flourish. I am happy to say she is putting out a new one this month – Kids Create(…)

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Teaching History Through Movies: The Wright Brothers

Teaching History Through Movies: The Wright Brothers

Welcome to my Teaching History Through Movies series. We are trying to watch a movie a week to enhance our history studies. It may be about a time period, event, or person. We started out a few weeks ago with the Wright Brothers. My Teaching History Through Movies landing page offers tips about finding and(…)

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Teaching History Through Movies

Teaching History Through Movies

This is a landing page I am creating for something new we are trying. It serves to be a catalog of the movies we view as a part of our history studies. I think that teaching history through movies could be a great enrichment in our homeschool, much like the use of historical fiction. As(…)

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