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12th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

12th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschooling high school has been less and more than I expected. As with everything, you can’t plan for every twist and turn. Our big news for this year is this: We have finished 3 years of high school in 2 years! This means that instead of doing 11th grade this year, we are doing 12th(…)

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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Math Curriculum & Resources

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Math Curriculum & Resources

When you take on the very important job of homeschooling your kids, one of your main concerns is finding quality resources with which to teach them. One of the tricky subjects for many parents is homeschool math. While this is not a complete list, I have compiled a list of math resources to help you(…)

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How Do I Get Started Homeschooling?

How Do I Get Started Homeschooling?

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear is, “How Do I Get Started Homeschooling?” When you are at the beginning, looking down the unfamiliar path of homeschooling, it can be a scary time. Trust me when I say, it gets clearer. You will make mistakes, you will change course, you will learn as(…)

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Earning High School Equivalency

Earning High School Equivalency

Homeschooling through high school often means that your child will never receive a high school diploma. Given this information what are the alternatives? Earning High School Equivalency without a high school diploma can by done by taking a state authorized examination. The GED or General Educational Development Certificate has historically been the accepted state-authorized examination.(…)

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Paradigm Accelerated World History Curriculum Review

Paradigm Accelerated World History Curriculum Review

Are you looking for high school level World History Curriculum? Want something that your student can be independent with? Print or digital? Then Paradigm Accelerated World History Curriculum might be just what you are looking for! I love doing unit studies for history and science, but as my teen moves through the high school years(…)

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Starts At Eight Student Photos & Their Work Spaces

Starts At Eight Student Photos & Their Work Spaces

We have never really done school photos here at Starts At Eight. This year I decided to join in the fun over at iHomeschoolNetwork where you can link up your Homeschool Photos for this year. I thought it might be fun to photograph were they do most of their “schoolwork”. Chloe – Freshman As Chloe(…)

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Kindergarten – 1st Grade Back to Homeschool Giveaway

Kindergarten – 1st Grade Back to Homeschool Giveaway

Having been through the Kindergarten and 1st grade years 3 times now I know how fast you can run through supplies with them!  Between workbooks, crayons, paper, and fun activities,  it can really add up. I am excited to be participating in the iHomeschool Network Back to School Toolkit Giveaways! This post includes affiliate links(…)

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Book Review & Giveaway: Home Field Advantage: A Guide to Choosing Teaching Methods for Your Homeschooling Champions

Book Review & Giveaway: Home Field Advantage: A Guide to Choosing Teaching Methods for Your Homeschooling Champions

About Home Field Advantage Home Field Advantage: A Guide to Choosing Teaching Methods for Your Homeschooling Champions taps into the heart of that yearning to be always doing better. It is the guidebook for parents passionate about making their teaching at home more balanced, creative, and adaptable. “Homeschooling families are constantly searching for new ways(…)

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Combat Attention Seeking With Service

Combat Attention Seeking With Service

I’ve read so many articles over the years about why you shouldn’t always tell little girls that they’re pretty, and fewer but still some about why you shouldn’t focus on little boys being handsome. I think the jury’s back and we’ve all agreed that there’s more to life than being adorable. No debate left on(…)

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What Happens When…..You Know A Curriculum Isn’t Working

What Happens When…..You Know A Curriculum Isn’t Working

Homeschooling began over seven years ago for us. It wasn’t something we had planned, but rather the best option at that time for us. Being type-A led me to needing curriculum and planned out programs, even for our then second grader. She was our only child to be homeschooled at that time because her brother(…)

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Art Project: Paper Silhouettes

Art Project: Paper Silhouettes

I created this art project from an article I saw in Family Fun Magazine called Simple Silhouette.  I added more options and details to their basic project to create a fun wall hanging of each of the kids.  Their dad keeps telling me how he now has more empty wall space in his office at(…)

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Nature Study: Daffodils – Dissection, Poetry & Drawings

Nature Study: Daffodils – Dissection, Poetry & Drawings

We read from the Big Handbook of Nature Study about daffodils and learned some flower vocabulary. To go along with our theme of daffodils we read the poem Daffodils (I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud) by William Wordsworth, and included a copy of it in our nature journals. We also watched this great animated version of(…)

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