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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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4+ DIY Fidget Spinners

4+ DIY Fidget Spinners

Fidget Spinners seem to be all the rage right now. Kids are loving them and teachers are loving to hate them. As homeschoolers we don’t have the kind of main stream pressure that public school kids do. Nonetheless we have seen the adds, watched them be given as birthday gifts, and heard all their friends(…)

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Teaching Middle School History Through Literature

Teaching Middle School History Through Literature

I hated history in school. It felt dry and boring, and I couldn’t relate or connect with it. One of my goals as a homeschooling mom is to help ensure my children will feel differently about their history studies, even if just a little bit. Middle school history builds on the blocks you stacked in(…)

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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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Homeschool Art Project: Draw A Castle

Homeschool Art Project: Draw A Castle

This year we have participating in a book club during the day with a few other homeschool girls. We meet weekly to discuss the book of the month, do projects related to things in the book, and complete art projects related to a topic in the book. I have been organizing all the art projects(…)

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Homeschooling With Toddlers – Simple Activities to Keep Them Busy

Homeschooling With Toddlers – Simple Activities to Keep Them Busy

Homeschooling with toddlers (who by nature, tend to be super active) is quite a challenging task at times. However, one of the wonderful things about homeschooling with toddlers is that they will be home with the family most of the time. It is the major reason why a majority of parents homeschool with their toddlers(…)

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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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6 Ways to Get Your Kids to Visit (& LOVE) the Library

6 Ways to Get Your Kids to Visit (& LOVE) the Library

You’ll never be too old to learn new and exciting things, and while there is a plethora of ways to do that on the Internet, reading books are still the best among the rest! Apart from being a good source of useful information, reading also provides for a pleasurable pastime. One way to help encourage(…)

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Homeschool Mom Guilt: “I Pretended to Grade My Child’s Work”

Homeschool Mom Guilt: “I Pretended to Grade My Child’s Work”

Our homeschool would most likely be looked at as being on the “school at home side.” We loosely follow the local public school in terms of scheduled holidays (although we typically take more days off than they do!), we also use curriculum…and planners. These things are closely followed by the fact that we grade schoolwork.(…)

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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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