Think You Can’t Homeschool Art? Think Again!

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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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HSI Coffee Break – Homeschooling Your Child’s Least Favourite Subject

HSI Coffee Break – Homeschooling Your Child’s Least Favourite Subject

We all have them…those academic subjects which stumble us up and make us trip over our own feet. Your kids are no exception. In this video I chat with you about what to do when your child excels in one subject area and wants to shy away from the one which presents a problem for them. Go ahead, grab your coffee  and take 5 with me!  

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HSI Coffee Break – Preserve the Why and the Wonder in Our Children

HSI Coffee Break – Preserve the Why and the Wonder in Our Children

  Preserving the Why and the Wonder in our children can help them be more creative, brave and successful in life. Who knows…it might just help keep you inspired too!    

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HSI Coffee Break – Teaching a Second Language

Are you teaching a second language in your home?  When it comes time to learn those new vocabulary words and everyone is getting tired of handwriting them out to memorize…try this fun activity!   Supplies Needed: Sharpie Marker (or any marker) Post-it Notes Willingness to have things get a little crazy Something your kids like to do that will help quiet things down That’s it!  Now go have some fun!       Did you give this a try?  I’d love to hear from you!

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Biology-Discovering Cells: What is Mitochondria?

Biology-Discovering Cells: What is Mitochondria?

Earlier in the week I showed my kids a great cross-section of a cell with our ipad, an app called 3D CellStain.  It is a free app I downloaded with hopes of having a broad range of material available for the kids and I to explore.  Using the structure tab  we discovered a labelled cell and read about each part and  all the jobs they are responsible for. A week later I discovered this video called “Powering the Cell:  Mitochondria”.  Although my children are all under 12 years old at this point, they were amazed by this amazing video journey

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