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Simple Ways to Count Down the Days

Here are some simple ways to count down until Christmas!  These ideas are great for little kids, big kids AND adult kids! Our 25 Days of Christmas CountdownThis mom uses things she already owns, and combines them into a daily family tradition. "Each day we will read a Christmas book, watch a Christmas movie, make a fun craft or do a fun Christmas activity, and eat a yummy treat."Read EnjoyingLifeWith4KidsAdvent ActivitiesThis mom thinks about what they...

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Schedule Free Time

I always encourage parents to schedule free time.We worked our heavy academic subjects 4 days a week.  The 5th day was when we focused more on delight directed learning.  In elementary school, the 5th day was when we went to the park, or roller skating, or met with friends.  In high school, that was the day for my children to do special projects, or work on their electives. They had to get their math and foreign...

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Summertime Reading, Planning, and More

Summer is a great time to compile your student’s reading list, in preparation for college applications.  A reading list is simply a list of books your child has read, including title and author.  Often requested by colleges, and sometimes useful for scholarship applications, reading lists are an important part of your student’s high school record.  Include books you have assigned your children to read over the summer, books they’ve used in their coursework, and books they...

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Project Manager of Your Home

As the resident homeschool adviser to your children, it’s important that you don’t drop the ball when it comes to deadlines, plans, and requirements. You will need to keep track of the academic calendar and what courses your children need to cover, when they need to study for specific tests, what year to take those tests, and what specific tests they should take.My husband works as a project manager.  He doesn’t actually build the building, but...

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