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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:56:39 +0000
October Writing Prompt Printable CalendarThis month's calendar is full of autumn-themed writing prompts with some creative story-starters included. Each month we are offering writing prompts (you will be able to find them all on the main Homeschool Writing Prompts page), and you can download our October-themed starters here. Continue reading »
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:35:49 +0000
TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: How to raise a wild child (and why you should)Research has shown that the simple the act of getting children outside is the most effective way to foster environmental consciousness. As prominent environmental educator David Sobel eloquently stated, “one transcendent experience in nature is worth a thousand nature facts.” It turns out that children who have an immersive experience in nature develop a deep love of the environment that they carry with them their entire lives. Continue reading »
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:23:03 +0000
September Writing Prompt Printable CalendarApples and summer memories and dinosaurs and space! These are just a few of the topics in our September Writing Prompts download. Each month we will be offering writing prompts (you will be able to find them all on the main Homeschool Writing Prompts page), and we start with this chart of September-themed starters. Continue reading »
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 15:45:27 +0000
Too much, too fast, and for too long homeschoolingIt's the time of year when families are suffering from Sudden Onset Homeschooling Syndrome. On social media, I'm seeing a lot of questions from new and newer homeschooling parents who are unhappy to find themselves with resistant children. "Please tell me how to make him sit down and do his work," a mom requests. Continue reading »
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:49:10 +0000
TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: Plan Ahead for the Homeschool YearAs most veteran homeschoolers know, things change from year to year. Aside from your student’s evolving needs, new curriculum is made available, laws get updated, and improved tools in schedule and record keeping flow from various sources. With that in mind, here’s how to start organizing and preparing for the upcoming year. Continue reading »
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:27:56 +0000
TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: The Mother's Helper - Hero of HomeschoolingNeed a few quiet hours to work or write or think or walk or nap or do the dishes? Have you considered the potential miracle of a mother's helper? That ten- or eleven-year-old homeschooled child from someone else's family might be the key to helping your family blossom. Continue reading »
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:25:25 +0000
Creative Writing: Writing a "Day in the Life" JournalJournaling is a great writing activity because it’s very adaptable. Journal prompts are only limited by your imagination. A great extension of journaling is writing a day in the life story. Homeschooling families make excellent and interesting subjects--there’s always something going on... Continue reading »
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:25:43 +0000
Ask Jeanne: Who decides what grade a child is in?We have moved and I would like him to attend our new home public school at the beginning of the second semester. If I began the school year doing 3rd grade work, would they accept him as a 3rd grade student at the second semester? Who decides what grade a child enters when they return back to public schools? Continue reading »
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:08:31 +0000
Your Guide to Planning a Successful Homeschool YearI know it’s July, but I’m pretty sure many of you are already thinking about the upcoming, not-to-distant homeschool year that will be here before we know it. Right? Well, if you’re not, you should be. Even if you’ve been homeschooling since your now teenager was drinking from a sippy cup, there is always something new to learn and undiscovered information to consider when you’re a homeschooler. Continue reading »
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:00:24 +0000
Considering Homeschooling? Find the Right Fit.Homeschooling is all about finding the right fit: finding what works for each child, for the homeschooling parent, and for the family’s lifestyle and values. Luckily, homeschooling has gained mainstream popularity in the last decade and the resources for homeschoolers have exploded into a veritable feast of choices. Continue reading »