Getting Away From The Schoolroom

Getting Away From the Schoolroom

When I began homeschooling, I purchased school desks for each of my children, got new workbooks, researched all the latest curricula, and spoke with other homeschooling moms. I planned what each of my students would work on each year, made lesson plans, created weekly assignment sheets, and calculated when they would graduate high school. What… 

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Getting Back on Schedule After the Holidays

I love the holidays! It’s such a relaxing time and yet hurried, too. We take the month of December off from regular school because we have so much going on with our supplemental school, church activities and rehearsals, and family gatherings, that in the past we simply fell behind and I became frustrated easily. You… 

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Homeschooling and Holidays: Staying on Target

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As we approach the holiday season, you may be wondering how you can stay on schedule with homeschooling.  My family decided several years ago that we would take off the entire month of December from our schooling endeavors.  We usually have a lot of things going on with church programs, visits from out-of-town relatives, and… 

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Guiding Your Students Toward Their Goals

This month I want to talk about how to guide our children toward their passions, callings, and visions the Lord is beginning to reveal to them in their lives.  If you read that sentence thinking, “My middle/high schooler doesn’t have a CLUE what his or her vision, passion, or calling is!  How can I guide… 

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Integrating Supplemental Classes in Your Homeschool

Have you noticed now that you have middle school or high school students that there are simply courses you can’t teach for one reason or another?  Although we have eight children, I just could not teach my kids some electives that we enjoy.  Choir with a high schooler and several elementary students just wasn’t going… 

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Transitioning Middle-Schoolers for High School Classwork

In the public schools, transitioning students from middle school to high school is typically done through a series of steps to familiarize students with the new school, teachers, and the influx of the number of students that will be attending.  For homeschoolers, it is a bit different and a little less stressful on students and… 

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