Supporting Young Writers in Your Homeschool With Great Literature

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Supporting Young Writers in Your Homeschool With Great Literature

Supporting Young Writers in Your Homeschool With Great Literature

*This post contains affiliate links to a curriculum we use in our home school. See disclosure policy for full details. Are you and your kids tired of the same old writing drills? Do your homeschool bookshelves house more than three types of writing curriculum? Writing, even if you feel you are quite good at it yourself, can be one of those subjects you find hard to teach in your homeschool. Why? Because, we tend to automatically recall and implement techniques from when we were in school. Think back to all the creative writing assignments, ugh! I enjoyed using my imagination,

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Homeschool Geography Curriculum for Your High School Needs

Homeschool Geography Curriculum for Your High School Needs

*This post contains affiliate links to a curriculum we use in our homeschool. See disclosure policy for full details. This year we are officially homeschooling high school! As we venture into this new chapter, we require curriculum which will both engage our children as well as helping them succeed in earning credits towards their high school diploma. Where we live there is a Social Studies requirement for the high school diploma, which covers both History and Geography. My research for a great Geography curriculum has lead me to Bright Ideas Press and North Star Geography written by Tyler Hogan. North

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Your Favourite HSI Posts from 2014

Your Favourite HSI Posts from 2014

As we move into a new year we reflect on the one we left behind and look forward into the year to come. In doing so, I thought I would take the time to share with all of you the Top Ten of Home School Innovation for 2014.     Here are your favourite HSI Posts from 2014:   Tips For Homeschooling the Early Years …You Can Do It! How To Rise Above the Negative 8 Homeschooling Methods Homeschooling Middle School and High School How I Teach Critical Thinking in Our Homeschool Spelling Help – Think Outside the Box and Have Fun! Think

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Planning Your Homeschool Curriculum – The First Steps

Planning Your Homeschool Curriculum – The First Steps

Do you love to look through catalogues, shop on-line, or do you need to get your hands onto your prospective purchases? Once you jump into this homeschooling pool you soon realize there is an even larger pool of amazing curriculum you can choose from! This post isn’t about planning out curriculum day by day, but focuses on the first stages of planning and choosing your curriculum. I usually start my curriculum search on-line.  Window shopping on-line is a great starting point to your search without adding the clutter of magazines to your desk or counter tops. While you are on-line,

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Choosing Homeschool Curriculum

Choosing Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschool curriculum is a hot topic among those new to homeschooling as well as those of us who have been at it for a while. Questions about curriculum are some of the most common, perhaps even running neck-and-neck with the ‘socialization’ question. A vast array of amazing curriculum  exists to support you in this journey, no matter what method(s) you use or special needs you may need to address. We have options! In fact, it can sometimes feel like there are too many choices and you can feel overwhelmed.    (Remember the first homeschool convention you went to and the

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