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Homeschool Health and Nutrition for High School

Homeschool Health and Nutrition for High School

In recent months I have seen many homeschoolers in search of Homeschool Health and Nutrition for high school. This spurred me to do a search for myself. I was surprised to find so little where this topic is concerned! And if you live in NYS like we do, finding a homeschool health curriculum for high(…)

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KidzType Typing Games Make Learning Touch Typing Fun!

KidzType Typing Games Make Learning Touch Typing Fun!

In our fast moving, technology based world we have to be mindful of not only keeping up ourselves, but working to ensure our kids learn the skills necessary to succeed in our technology based world. One of the very first skills we can work on with our children is typing. Typing is the base skill(…)

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Fulfilling Homeschool High School Health Credits

Fulfilling Homeschool High School Health Credits

I have seen many questions regarding Fulfilling Homeschool High School Health Credits. While many states do not require it as part of their homeschooling regulations, states such as NYS do. (See more about NYS Homeschooling Regulations here.) Whether your state requires it or not, homeschool high school health is something you may choose to incorporate(…)

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Why (and How) to Include Coding in Your Homeschool

Why (and How) to Include Coding in Your Homeschool

The world today relies heavily on the use of computers. Preparing our kids to thrive in this digitally focused atmosphere requires more than just a basic understanding of how to use computers. By introducing coding in your homeschool during the developmental years, parents can place their children at an advantage to thrive in a world(…)

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Life Skills as High School Electives: Basic Wood Working Projects

Life Skills as High School Electives: Basic Wood Working Projects

Back when I was in middle school I remember taking what was called “Technology” or “Shop Class”. In that class we worked with our hands on basic wood working projects. I seem to recall an owl shaped bank, and a simple notepaper/pencil holder. While technology may have changed over the years, the need for kids(…)

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Including Electives in your Homeschool Curriculum Choices

Including Electives in your Homeschool Curriculum Choices

When choosing homeschool curriculum one of the subjects we often over look is elective courses. Homeschool Curriculum Electives could include things like music, art, foreign language, life skills and so much more. While these may not be core subjects, they are also subjects you shouldn’t ignore when making your homeschool curriculum choices. If you stick(…)

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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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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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Life Skills as High School Electives: Cooking Basics for Teens

Life Skills as High School Electives: Cooking Basics for Teens

I have realized through the years that there are many things I take for granted, for instance, knowing how to boil water, or crack an egg. It always surprises me how many kids I come across that have not been taught some of the most basic cooking skills. As homeschoolers I think this may happen(…)

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Life Skills as High School Electives: Essential Household Repair Tool Kit

Life Skills as High School Electives: Essential Household Repair Tool Kit

Teaching our children life skills is a key part of their growing up. It can be easy to take the things we do daily and weekly for granted, forgetting their our children might not have gained these skills. In order for our children to grow up, move out, and become fully functioning adults they need(…)

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Life Skills as High School Electives: Essentials for Stocking a Kitchen and Pantry

Life Skills as High School Electives: Essentials for Stocking a Kitchen and Pantry

Teaching our children life skills is a key part of their growing up. It can be easy to take the things we do daily and weekly for granted, forgetting their our children might not have gained these skills. In order for our children to grow up, move out, and become fully functioning adults they need(…)

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