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5 Ways To Limit Your Teens Texting Time

5 Ways To Limit Your Teens Texting Time

In my previous post I gave 5 Reasons To Limit Your Teens Texting Time. Now to go beyond just saying you need to limit their texting time I would like to offer 5 Ways To Limit Your Teens Texting Time. 1. Have a Central Store and Charge Location Our Central Store and Charge Location is(…)

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How I Teach Homeschool High School Fine Arts

How I Teach Homeschool High School Fine Arts

Here in New York State we have pretty strict homeschool regulations. In order to homeschool high school you have to meet a certain number of credit hours in specific subjects. For Fine Arts which includes things like music, art, and theater we are required to have 1 Unit (credit hour) which is the equivalent of(…)

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How I Teach Homeschool High School History

How I Teach Homeschool High School History

In the elementary years I always taught science and history with lots of hands on activities. History was always done in Unit Study format with topics like the Civil War, Ancient Egypt, the Olympics, New York State History, Geography, Presidents and many more. Now that we have entered the years where I have to teach(…)

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How I Teach Homeschool High School Science

How I Teach Homeschool High School Science

Homeschooling High School Math and Science was always my two biggest concerns when I thought about the journey ahead. I didn’t want to have to relearn all of that information myself, and I had no idea how I was going to teach these subjects given that information and the fact that recreating science lab at(…)

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How I Teach Homeschool High School Math

How I Teach Homeschool High School Math

As the high school years approached with our first child, I was very nervous about how I would manage her homeschool high school years. I was a top of the class student in high school and graduated with honors from college, but many years have passed and with that many things have been forgotten. In(…)

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How I Teach Homeschool High School Reading and Language Arts

How I Teach Homeschool High School Reading and Language Arts

Homeschooling high school comes with many questions and unknowns. (See the precursor to this series – So You’re Scared to Homeschool High School) From how you are going to teach upper level math, to what about prom and everything in between. In this series I will share with you some of the ways we are(…)

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So You’re Scared to Homeschool High School

So You’re Scared to Homeschool High School

DON’T BE……. Teaching high school is different than I thought it would be.  I am really not so much teaching as I am guiding and schedule driving.  Someone once told me not to stress about parenting a teenager as you would grow and change as your child did, thus being more prepared to handle each(…)

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A Teen Writer’s Non-Fiction Proofreading Checklist

A Teen Writer’s Non-Fiction Proofreading Checklist

Through the years I have struggled with how best to handle assigning and grading my children’s writing. I created this Non-Fiction Proofreading Checklist to help not only myself, but also to help my teenager look more critically over her own writing. Judging the written word can be daunting and scary. Are we being to hard?(…)

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Starts At Eight: Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2013

Starts At Eight: Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2013

Last year was the second year I posted a list of the Top Ten Most Popular Posts here at Starts At Eight. Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2012 Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2011 Since I really enjoyed the chance to look back at was popular over the past year and see how(…)

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5 Reasons To Limit Your Teens Texting Time

5 Reasons To Limit Your Teens Texting Time

Texting has become a commonality of my teenager’s generation. We had pagers and land-lines, but our teens have non-stop access to the Internet and each other via smartphones. Since my teen purchased her own iPhone I have found many reasons why I feel I need to limit her texting time. Therefore here are 5 Reason(…)

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Using Educator.com in Your Homeschool: An Educator.com Review

Using Educator.com in Your Homeschool: An Educator.com Review

What is Educator.com? Educator.com is an online service that offers video courses in Mathematics, Science, Computer Programming, Software Training, the English Language, Music and even Test Preparation. With a subscription to Educator.com you receive unlimited access to the entire library of courses as well as all future releases for the duration of your subscription. You(…)

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College Debt – What Is The Outlook for Your Student

College Debt – What Is The Outlook for Your Student

Saving for your child’s college fund is becoming an increasingly daunting task as time wears on and tuition gets more expensive. It seems like no matter what we hear in the news or who’s in the White House, the cost of a college education goes up every single year, with little or no end in(…)

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