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8 Tips for Buying Homeschool Curriculum

8 Tips for Buying Homeschool Curriculum
I know it's time to buy your curriculum, so let me give you a few quick pointers, for buying homeschool curriculum.  { This post contains affilia...
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Avoid Digital Learning When You Can

Avoid Digital Learning When You Can
This post contains affiliate links . If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Avoid Digital Learning When You Can I'm concerned about all the digital learning. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding children ages 13-18 years, teenagers should have no more than two hours per day of personal technology use, and video games should be limited to 30 minutes per day; no violent games...
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My Top Pick for New and Struggling Homeschoolers

My Top Pick for New and Struggling Homeschoolers
This post contains affiliate links . If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Curriculum for New and Struggling Homeschoolers You know what? I blame Cathy Duffy for my homeschool success, I truly do! She has been such an awesome resource for new and struggling homeschoolers for as long as I can remember. I strongly encourage you to have a copy of her Top Picks for your homeschool library...
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Including Online Classes

Including Online Classes
Many homeschool students are taking online classes these days, either to supplement or cover all their coursework. If your child is one of them, I encourage you to remember that online classes are great TOOLS you can use in your homeschool, but they can easily become an unpleasant taskmaster.  Including Online Classes Think carefully before you cede your authority as a home school parent to another person or institution, and be aware of the potential constraints...
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Cosmetology for High School Credit

Cosmetology for High School Credit
Sometimes we forget how many homeschool high school course options there are for our kids to choose from. Are you teaching an occupational education class in your homeschool? If your child loves to spend time painting nails or trying out all the hairstyles on Pinterest and just enjoys all things having to do with beauty, why not consider cosmetology for high school credit? Occupational Education: Cosmetology You can call an elective class “Occupational Education: Cosmetology.” Some public high...
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Games Across the Curriculum: Christmas Gift Suggestions

Games Across the Curriculum: Christmas Gift Suggestions
    Homeschooling is more fun for MANY reasons, but one reason it that we can play games instead of use curriculum.  Here are some great ideas you can give as Christmas gifts. Then in January you can incorporate games across all subject areas! In my homeschool, we scheduled a few hours every Friday just to play games. Sometimes they loved the games (Diplomacy!) and other times they tolerated the games (Elemento) but they were ALWAYS...
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Homeschool Curriculum Mismatch

Homeschool Curriculum Mismatch
We used Jay Wile for my two oldest. We struggled/battled/survived but it is just not working for my 9th grader. We stopped halfway through Physical Science, switched to Alpha & Omega Switched-On Schoolhouse, which wasn't much better. I'm dreading Biology next year but will struggle through Jay Wile if there is nothing else out there for the non-Science family. Homeschool Curriculum Mismatch How do you know when a homeschooling curriculum just isn't working for you? Listen to the...
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Making Homeschool Economics Fast and Easy

Making Homeschool Economics Fast and Easy
Economics is usually a 1/2 credit, semester-long class taught during senior year in high school. Sometimes homeschoolers want to provide a full 1 credit class on economics, or want to prepare for the AP exams in economics. There are a lot of different ways to cover economics as a homeschooler. Here are some options you might consider. This post contains affiliate links . If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte....
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Capture Learning for High School Credit

Capture Learning for High School Credit
You can put FUN on your homeschool transcript! Did you know that? It's such a freeing concept! High school credits created for fun will be the easiest your child will ever earn. Your children do something for fun, you count the hours they work, and give them appropriate credit on their transcript. Easy-peasy! Capture Learning for High School Credit Evelyn wrote an example, so you can see how it works in real life.... I have been following your blog and...
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Apologia Science is Great College Preparation

Apologia Science is Great College Preparation
Apologia Science is Great College Preparation This post contains affiliate links . If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. img class="aligncenter wp-image-14863" alt="Apologia Science" src="https://hhhblogs.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/08/apologia.png" width="553" height="414" Apologia Science is a very rigorous college preparation series. I don't usually recommend specific curriculum because I know it's more about how it fits your child than the textbook or curriculum itself. When it comes to science, though, we...
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Our Charlotte Mason Pond

Our Charlotte Mason Pond
This post contains affiliate links . If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte.  Our Charlotte Mason Pond Charlotte Mason would have loved my pond. It's only two blocks from my house. The pond has salmon, river otters, blue herons, bald eagles, and a huge variety of ducks and geese. The park will sometimes even see visiting wildlife: coyotes, rabbits, racoons, and more. When we moved here, I thought...
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Teaching Students to Learn

Teaching Students to Learn
Teaching Students to Learn As homeschool parents, our plan is NOT to teach something. Our goal is teaching students to learn. I could have taught my kids “at grade level” and they might not have learned a thing. Instead, I offered them a curriculum at their ability level and they had to learn something they didn’t already know.   I believe that older teens MUST learn how to teach themselves. If they go to college, they will...
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Will Changing Curriculum Mess Up My Kids?

Will Changing Curriculum Mess Up My Kids?
Is your curriculum just not working? Is everyone miserable and learning just isn't fun anymore, but you're worried about changing curriculum mid-year? Click on the video below for a stress free way to change up your curriculum when it just isn't working! Do you have concerns about changing your curriculum? Have you ever changed your curriculum mid-year? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create...
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What is Your Homeschool Budget?

What is Your Homeschool Budget?
  What is your homeschool budget? The average family spend $500 per child each year on curriculum. Are you more, less, or about the same? In some states, the budget is around $9000 per child per year. Whatever your budget, I'll bet yours is lower than that! I always wonder if these studies include things like piano lessons, which can really add up.... Do you have a budget, or just buy what you need for school...
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How to Document Homeschool Co-op Classes

How to Document Homeschool Co-op Classes
Have you ever struggled to document your students co-op classes? I’ve had a few questions lately from homeschool families who are struggling to do this very thing. All co-ops have particular elements that make their classes unique and it can be hard to develop a class description for these classes when you weren’t the one teaching your student, but you want to make sure and get all of your students credits on their high school transcripts....
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