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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Effective How To STEM Projects Your Kids Will Love

Effective How To STEM Projects Your Kids Will Love

*This post may contain affiliate links to products we use in our homeschool. For full details, please see our disclosure statement. We are living in a time where STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education is gaining in popularity. Many exciting and innovative career choices will centre around STEM subject areas which, as homeschoolers, we have an opportunity to provide our children with in a more real life way.   I am excited to share a new user friendly CAD (Computer Aided Design) program that we can teach our kids!     Learn Onshape is a company dedicated to teaching online 3D design projects

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All Homeschoolers Need to Stick Together To Be Stronger

All Homeschoolers Need to Stick Together To Be Stronger

No matter what homeschool philosophy or method you follow, we all have similarities and common ground we can stand on. All too often I see or hear of homeschool families divided. The Unschoolers v.s. the Classical; the Charlotte Mason v.s. the Textbook Style, Christian Homeschoolers v.s. the Secular Homeschoolers, etc. But, what if we stuck together, despite what style, method or philosophy we adhere to? What if we celebrated what we have in common instead of separating ourselves by our differences? What could we accomplish? For one thing, we could give homeschooling a stronger more unified voice. When it comes

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Add Value to Your Homeschool

Add Value to Your Homeschool

We often think of value in terms of marketing or consumerism, but what if we thought of value within our family unit? Each and every member of our family has their own value they add.  We all have special talents which can enhance our family relationships. Have an evening or a rainy afternoon meeting with your kids to brainstorm and help one another recognize their own special gifts and talents? I’m sure your family has someone who: Can make you laugh Enjoys a good and lively discussion Is a caregiver Can fix or build things Bakes or cooks Is musical

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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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