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Homeschool Field Trip – A Big Payoff!

Homeschool Field Trip – A Big Payoff!

It was a warm day. Spring was coaxing winter to release its icy grip on Southwest Colorado. It was the kind of day to shrug off cabin fever and take homeschool on the road! We headed to the park where we learned a new vocabulary word – inundated! Those greedy ducks...

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Podcasts for Middle Grades

Podcasts for Middle Grades

Whether your on the road a lot or your students enjoy using their devices for learning, there are some wonderful podcasts available to add to our learning. The limits are seemingly endless as far as what’s available for all ages. For this list, I will concentrate on...

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Unschooling in a Digital Age

Unschooling in a Digital Age

When you have a question, where do you turn? For the majority of us, the answer is Google. It’s nothing like when we were growing up and had to search through dozens of books cataloged in the library. Today, there’s a plethora of information available for free online....

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Glow Stick Encouragement

Glow Stick Encouragement

It happened last night. One of those take-me-by-surprise moments where one of my children accidentally displays that this whole homeschooling gig is actually working… We were at a youth event for my older kids. The ice breaker was a blacklight dance party, basically,...

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HYBRID HOMESCHOOLING AS AN ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION MODEL

HYBRID HOMESCHOOLING AS AN ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION MODEL

2018 U.S. education statistics indicate that around 3% of American K-12 aged children are currently being educated at home.  One of the primary concerns expressed by parents of homeschooled students is the question of how their children will survive in the...

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Coming of age as a parent

Coming of age as a parent

We all know the signs to watch for as our kids develop and grow. We measure their astronomical heights on the back of the mirror, switch out small jeans for larger ones and pack up tiny boots for the younger sibling. While we are so focused on their growth, I think...

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Co-Op Day Lunch Prep

Co-Op Day Lunch Prep

Raise your hand if one of the perks you enjoy about homeschooling is that you don’t have to pack lunches! (Me, me, me!) My kids and I recently joined a full day, once a week co-op and found ourselves incredibly unprepared to pack lunches. We learned a few tricks to...

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Fun Ways To Engage A Wiggly Learner for Early Reading Skills

Fun Ways To Engage A Wiggly Learner for Early Reading Skills

Harnessing the wind and asking it to hold still is easier done than capturing the attention of my wiggly kid. He has more energy and words and excitement than any one human actually needs, which makes learning to read a little tricky. And since I don’t own a moving...

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Picking a Tutor or Private Teacher

Picking a Tutor or Private Teacher

I am not sure how long one must be homeschooling before they obtain “veteran” status, so I won’t call myself one yet, but I do feel like I have been around the ring of the homeschool circus a few times so far. And, as with anything one does for 8 years, I’ve seen my...

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Homeschool Love – Online Curriculum Giveaway

Homeschool Love – Online Curriculum Giveaway

Roses are red, Violets are blue. GSN just might have Free curriculum for you! What do you love about homeschool? Share your homeschool love and enter to win free curriculum. On February 15, Global Student Network (GSN) is giving away three online curriculum licenses...

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