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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Organizing Your Homeschool Family

Organizing Your Homeschool Family

What kind of planner are you? I am a list maker, the “old fashioned” pencil and paper kind of list maker. There is something about a pencil or pen in my hand which helps me to own my to-do list.   When we physically write something out, it helps our minds to own those tasks a little more than if we write it via a keyboard, in a virtual way.    Although, having smartphones and apps certainly are useful too.     In fact, at our house we have a virtual calendar for our family where each member is colour coded,

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Homeschooling Your Child’s Least Favourite Subject

Homeschooling Your Child’s Least Favourite Subject

What to do when you have a child excel and love one subject area  but does their best to avoid another subject area?  Hint:  The answer does not include pulling out your hair or giving a lecture. Many of us parents face this teeter-totter emotion from our children throughout the year. Let’s face it, we ourselves have subjects we love to dive in and share with our children, and those we try to defer to the other parent. While we can’t force our child to sit and apply themselves to a subject they may loathe; we can help lift them up out of the

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Homeschooling Independent Learners

Homeschooling Independent Learners

    Independent Learners … it’s what most of us strive for in the homeschooling of our children. Having kids who can read, decipher and then apply new information without us holding their hand through it all is a valuable skill. I am lucky to have independent learners.  Even the youngest who requires my help to read instructions is quick to go off on her own once she knows what she needs to do. Having kids who will go off on their own to learn, gives me a bit more time to do other things.  I am able to tend to

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How to Rise Above the Negative

How to Rise Above the Negative

  So you are homeschooling, or thinking of homeschooling, you’re excited and start to share with others what you do or what you are planning to do…then it happens…. The negative talk, raised eyebrows and the hesitant…“Oh?” Sooner or later we are all faced with this and I hope that for your sake it is few and far between.  The truth of the matter is … the negative outlook others share can slowly eat away at us, not to mention it just plain ol’ hurts!  The negative talk can even make us question what is in our hearts and all

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