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On the Fence About Homeschooling

On the Fence About Homeschooling

Right now, throughout the world, countless parents are on the fence regarding their kids’ education. Every day the news changes about what schools will look like over the next year. Here are a few “insider tips” on homeschooling that might help you to hop off the...

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Handling Guilt with Grace for the Homeschooling Parent

Handling Guilt with Grace for the Homeschooling Parent

Homeschooling has hit a new benchmark. We are in unusual times where every parent has gotten a taste of homeschooling, like it or not. Those of us who are homeschooling as a life style have faced strange stressors while maintaining our fairly stable routines. Now at...

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The Second New Year

The Second New Year

The first day of school feels more like New Year’s Day than January 1st. Your homeschooling starts fresh, the kids are looking through the new books and plans, you snap a few photos to mark the beginning of a new year. A new calendar year can be also be a time to...

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The Ultimate Excitement for a Homeschool Parent

The Ultimate Excitement for a Homeschool Parent

Perhaps you have a deep closet heavily laden with books and school tools you used during the early years when your older ones were still struggling with pencil grips, the order of the months of the year, and the difference between b and d. The oversized counting...

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Homeschooling – First Steps

Homeschooling – First Steps

by Nathan Manley I just pulled my kids from our brick and mortar school. Now what? Stop Excuse me? Seriously. You all need a vacation from school. You don’t have to book a cruise, but you need to stop, take a deep breath and just de-school for a couple weeks. Perhaps...

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Online STEM Fair

Online STEM Fair

Remember March and April? Those unprecedented months? No need to remind you of how everything imaginable was canceled; how the whole world came to a grinding halt. But one event continued on as planned – a middle school STEM Fair. How did this event miss the culling?...

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Will U.S. Schools Reopen in September?

Will U.S. Schools Reopen in September?

OVERVIEW  The two big questions on the minds of most K to 12 students and parents in the U.S. is – “Will schools reopen in September” and, if so, what will “school” look like? Journalist Hilary Brueck writing for the June 10, 2020 issue of Business Insider summarized...

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Tuesday School

Tuesday School

When it comes to summer break for homeschoolers, there are enough suggestions and ideas to fill your backyard pool. Some of us school year round, while others stick close to the public school calendar. And, since homeschoolers live globally, there are all sorts of...

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End of the Year Let Down

End of the Year Let Down

There isn’t a person which the Pandemic hasn’t touched, some more so than others, and each with our own way of responding. The quickly adaptable forerunners are adjusting to the sights and sounds of masks, curbside pickup, online video conferencing, and adequate...

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Shifting Homeschool Curriculum

Shifting Homeschool Curriculum

The beginning (or ending) of a school year is a great time to evaluate the effectiveness of the textbooks you are using. When we are in the trenches of teaching or planning on a daily basis, it is hard to come up for an assessing breath. When I first began...

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An Interview with middle grade student

An Interview with middle grade student

I enjoy impromptu interviews with my kids. A few quick questions allow me to discover what they are feeling or confirm what I already suspect. After making a dynamic shift in our homeschool strategy this fall and joining a co-op, I wanted to see where my middle grader...

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We Don’t Call It “Spring”

We Don’t Call It “Spring”

I like to joke that, in homeschool land, I don’t call the lovely months of March through May Spring. Rather, I call them “Buy All Used Homeschool Materials” season. Perhaps I am not the only one? I find it so tempting to see the numerous posts about curriculum marked...

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Online Summer Learning from Global Student Network

Online Summer Learning from Global Student Network

Summer is the perfect time for vacations, family reunions, beach days . . . and learning! Online learning with Global Student Network (GSN) allows your student to explore interests, brush up in weaker subjects, or get a jump start on next school year. GSN’s Summer...

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