Choosing Homeschool Curriculum

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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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How I Teach Critical Thinking in Our Homeschool

How I Teach Critical Thinking in Our Homeschool

      Critical Thinking is an essential part of learning.  In order for us to be resilient and successful in life we need to be able to gather facts, process through them, know if we require any more information or help, and then make a decision to move forward. Learning how to “Think it Through” helps us in all areas of life: Academics Relationships Business Not to mention all the other little bits of life which happen in between the above three areas.  It is because of this I try my best to implement as much Critical Learning into our day

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Think You Can’t Homeschool Art? Think Again!

Think You Can’t Homeschool Art? Think Again!

This post contains affiliate links to a product I tried and have now incorporated into our Homeschooling schedule. See Disclosure Policy for full details.       Ok, I’ll fess up here and say Art has never been my strong suit. Sure, we do crafts from time to time, I get books from the library filled with famous artists’ paintings for us to look at, or use some “how to” books where I try my best to help my kids grasp the techniques laid out before them; often leaving us all a tad frustrated. Feeling frustrated and discouraged can make

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Find Your Homeschool Groove!

Find Your Homeschool Groove!

“Library Day!!” When I make the above statement my kids scurry around the house to find their library cards, backpacks and rolling suitcases; then place them by the front door. They will grab a snack…usually apples and bottles of water, quickly dress and remind me to make sure I have change for the parking meter! They are on it…no dilly dally!   They LOVE going to the library!   We have been so busy lately that I put  our trips to the library on the back burner.  We went from going every 2 or 3 weeks to going every 2

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Spelling Help

Spelling Help

Has spelling become boring and somewhat grueling? No matter what workbooks you use, or even if you make your own word list from books you are reading, sometimes we just need to be more creative. There is a time for pen to paper and copying out words, but what if we could make it more fun? What if we could get our brains firing and connecting more efficiently? Well, we can! We can make spelling fun and we can improve our brain function at the same time. (In this post I am not going to cover too much about the

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