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Homemade Felt Ornaments for Christmas

Homemade Felt Ornaments for Christmas
My assistant Robin is such a genius! Look at these ADORABLE homemade felt ornaments she created for her Christmas tree! Wouldn't they be awesome as a gift from a child, or to decorate your home with a classic Christmas feel?  Just download this pattern, cut out the colored felt, and stitch. Easy-peasy, cute-and-fun gifts!   "We have lots of little ones joining our family! Having some older siblings with adult children, I now have several great nieces and...
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Holiday Writing Prompts for Homeschooling Christmas

Holiday Writing Prompts for Homeschooling Christmas
My favorite Christmas school project was our yearly creative writing assignment based on Norman Rockwell art. Have you seen some of his holiday paintings?  Amazing creative holiday writing prompts! I asked my boys to choose any picture in Norman Rockwell's Christmas Book. Their assignment was to write a story behind the picture. They came up with some GREAT creative writing ideas, and the pictures really helped to get those creative juices flowing. This tradition of creative...
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3 Big Ideas That Save Money on Gifts

3 Big Ideas That Save Money on Gifts
You can save money on gifts for the holidays! Several great ways to save money on gifts included: buying things that are useful AND are things you will eventually need to buy anyway.  Buying gifts that improve your chances of receiving really great scholarships saves you money in the long run, too! Here are three HUGE ideas to help you save money on gifts this holiday season.  1. Buy Great Books  Many homeschoolers love great books...
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Fun Christmas Ideas for Kids and Families!

Fun Christmas Ideas for Kids and Families!
As a homeschool family, you have the freedom to use the month of December for special activities related to the holiday season. I have put together a list of my favorite fun Christmas ideas for kids and entire families! I hope you enjoy them! Christmas ideas for kids of all ages: Instructions for 3D Paper SnowflakesI think a collection of these snowflakes would make for a wonderful and graphic kid-friendly display. Homemade Cinnamon OrnamentsWouldn’t these make...
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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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We LOVE Apples to Apples here!
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 02:20
Guest — Bonnie
THIS IS GREAT!!!! Thank you so much!
Monday, 17 November 2014 19:53
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After-Christmas Kindle-Filling Party

After-Christmas Kindle-Filling Party
It's an After Christmas Kindle-Filling Party and you're invited! The HomeScholar is having a party, a Kindle-filling party! Did you get a Kindle for Christmas? We can help you start filling it! ForFOUR DAYS ONLY, All Coffee Break Books are only $1 each! Choose from titles that give you practical tips and encouragement,and will help with those New Year's Resolutions:* Creating Homeschool Balance* Scheduling - The Secret to Homeschool Sanity* Beyond Academics: Preparation for College and for Life* Graduate Your Homeschooler...
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The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of Obedience to The Lord

The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of Obedience to The Lord
25. Homeschooling is the Gift of Obedience to the Lord Homeschooling is our gift of obedience, because we are doing what God has asked us to do. We give this gift knowing it was asked only of us, and we don’t look at the actions of our friends.  We are responsible for our own actions, and our own actions are our gift of obedience. We don’t look at the actions of, or criticize others. 
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The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of Faith to God

The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of Faith to God
24. Homeschooling is the Gift of Faith to God. Homeschooling is a gift of faith, demonstrating our faith in Christ that everything will work out for us.  When we first decided to homeschool high school, we went almost entirely on faith: faith that we would be able to finish the job, faith that our kids would end up well-educated, faith that we wouldn't ruin their futures. We don’t have faith that things will be perfect, we...
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The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of a Love Offering to God

The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of a Love Offering to God
23. Homeschooling is a Love Offering to God We are called to homeschool our children. This is our fragrant love offering. We are giving what we have to Christ.  Like the little drummer boy who gave his gift of music, and the widow's offering of a mite, and the alabaster jar of myrrh that Mary gave, our gift of homeschooling is meaningful to God. This gift of homeschooling is just as meaningful as the gold, frankincense, and...
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You're welcome, Susan! Blessings, Lee
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Thank you so much Lee for reminding us that loving our kids is a fragrant offering to the Lord. It is a holy task given to us to r... Read More
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The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of Citizenship

The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of Citizenship
22. Homeschooling is the Gift of Citizenship  While homeschooling, we have more time for volunteer work and public service.  Studies show that homeschoolers are more likely to be involved in the community when they grow up. They are more likely to vote. We are bringing up first rate citizens by homeschooling our children for the future!
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The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of Vision

The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of Vision
21. Homeschooling is the Gift of Vision We can teach our children history, so they will not be destined to repeat it.  They can place events in the bigger picture, and see the long-term consequences.  Delight directed learning can encourage the creativity that is so important in the 21st century. We can teach them faith, so they can make the world a better place. As they grow and face the world, their faith can spill out...
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The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of Adaptability

The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of Adaptability
20. Homeschooling is the Gift of Adaptability  The world is changing so fast, we can’t be sure what the future will hold. But we can teach our children how to learn, so they can adapt no matter what the future holds. No matter what jobs they have in the future, our children will be ready for them when they know how to learn.
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The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of Passionate Interests

The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of Passionate Interests
19. Homeschooling is the Gift of Passionate Interests  Colleges want to see passion in applicants.  Passion is what homeschoolers call delight directed learning, the cornerstone of home education. The interests that students develop can guide college and career planning. Passion can improve the chances of college admission and big scholarships.
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The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of Eager Minds for Employers and Universities

The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of Eager Minds for Employers and Universities
18. Homeschooling is the Gift of Eager Minds for Employers and Universities The love of learning continues right into college. Homeschooling can foster eager minds and creative thinkers unencumbered by mass education. Homeschoolers who enjoy learning will grow into adults who enjoy learning, and the eagerness for education is a valuable commodity for colleges.
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The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of Educated Applicants for Employers and Universities

The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling: The Gift of Educated Applicants for Employers and Universities
17. Homeschooling is the Gift of Educated Applicants for Employers and Universities Homeschooling produces truly well educated kids. Not all homeschoolers have stellar test scores, but they do become better educated than public school students. Their self-teaching skills provide educated applicants with better test scores, but more importantly an eagerness to learn. Colleges love homeschool students!
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