Free Independence Day Activities and Printables
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by admin
2w ago
Summer is an all-around favorite season for most people.  In the U.S., it’s even more exciting for many of us since we get to celebrate Independence Day!  The Fourth of July is a wonderful time for fun with friends and family. It’s exciting to celebrate our nation’s birthday, have fun with some Independence Day activities, cook out with family and friends, and enjoy some of the most delicious food.    For extra fun, we have put together several patriotic printables! We love printables as much as you do, and as homeschoolers, it’s only natural to capitalize on the possible l ..read more
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Perks of Homeschooling Each Stage Of Childhood
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by Guest Author
2w ago
This is a guest blog post from Sonlight. Regardless of your children’s ages, you probably have overarching reasons to homeschool: teaching your faith to your kids, freedom to travel, meeting special learning needs, etc. But today I’d love to offer some specific reasons to homeschool at the various stages along the way. Whether your oldest is three or sixteen, here’s a little encouragement to keep at it if you are already homeschooling or to take the plunge if you aren’t homeschooling yet. Why is Homeschooling Good for Preschool? Give Your Children What They Need in Preschool: Preschoolers don ..read more
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Single Parent Homeschooling
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by Andrea Dillon
3w ago
Homeschooling. When we think of homeschooling, we often imagine a perfect family where both parents work together to educate their kids. But let’s be real, no family is perfect. There are all kinds of homeschoolers out there, including single parent homeschooling. And guess what? They can be just as successful as any other homeschooling family. Single Parent Homeschooling, The Reality Deciding to homeschool as a single parent can be tough, and sometimes it’s not even a choice you get to make. I became a single homeschooling mom out of the blue years ago and did it as a single mom for five year ..read more
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Juneteenth Freedom Day
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by Naomi White
1M ago
Are you familiar with Juneteenth? Do you know what it is or why it is celebrated? If not, let’s have a little history lesson together! It’s a national holiday definitely worth including in your homeschool for your children. Juneteenth Origin To know why we celebrate Juneteenth, we must go back to 1863 during the American Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, and in doing so, he declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebelling states “are, and henceforward shall be free.” This granted freedom to more than 3 million slaves! With th ..read more
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How to Create Your Own Thematic Homeschool Unit Study
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by Naomi White
1M ago
Are you looking for a fun and engaging homeschooling experience? (Aren’t we all?) Unit studies are an exciting experience for kids. A unit of study focuses on one central theme, e.g. insects.  In the unit study, students will learn all about insects by combining multiple subjects into one study. These learning adventures may cover everything from the biology of insects, the history of species, the spelling of scientific names, and more! In other words, one topic is studied through various subjects. Life isn’t categorized into tidy boxes, so unit studies reflect that! What does this mean f ..read more
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Money Matters: Future-Proof Your Child
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by Guest Author
1M ago
You wouldn’t send your child out into a blizzard without a coat. So why let them navigate adulthood without the vital skills to manage money and face life’s biggest challenges? The reality is stark: the majority of students leave high school without a basic financial understanding, leading to long-term problems such as job insecurity, relationship issues, and even mental health challenges. Financial literacy is not just about understanding money; it’s about securing a happy, stable future. The Facts Speak for Themselves Lack of Financial Preparation Leads to Adulthood Struggles: A study by th ..read more
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Time4Learning vs Power Homeschool: What’s the Difference?
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by Jamie Gaddy
1M ago
Homeschooling families face a delightful yet daunting array of online curriculum options. And amidst this sea of choices, parents often struggle to determine which program best suits their student’s unique needs. If you’ve been homeschooling for any time, you’ve heard of Time4Learning and Power Homeschool®. Both are very popular homeschool curriculum choices. In this article, we’ll put Time4Learning vs Power Homeschool to clarify their differences. Tips for Determining Your Child’s Curriculum Needs Does the curriculum fit your child’s learning style or preference? (What type of teaching metho ..read more
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Creating Your Homeschool Report Card
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by Naomi White
1M ago
Maybe it’s your first year homeschooling, you’re a couple of months into the school year, it’s about the time your child would be receiving their report card if they were in a traditional school, and you may have a moment of panic as you wonder how to make a homeschool report card for your student. Take a breath because we are here for you! Let’s take a minute to talk about report cards and why we use them anyway. The Purpose of a Report Card The main purpose for schools to create report cards is to let parents know how their children are progressing in their studies. Since you already know th ..read more
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Time4Learning vs Miacademy: What’s the Difference?
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by Naomi White
1M ago
Homeschooling families today face a new challenge unheard of in the past few decades. With the rise of homeschooling’s popularity, the number of homeschool curricula has exploded.  And amidst this vast array of choices, parents find it challenging to narrow down which program best suits their homeschooling needs. If you’re a homeschooler then you’ve probably heard of the Time4Learning and Miacademy online curriculum providers. Miacademy is an online homeschool program that can be used as a complete curriculum or supplement. Time4Learning has been educating families in the homeschool commu ..read more
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Free and Affordable Virtual Summer Camps
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by Joy Capps
2M ago
Not everyone can take the summer to travel and have lots of hands-on and new experiences, however, with the advantages of technology, your child can still experience new things this summer, meet new people, and learn, right from the comfort of your home! The list below includes topics and interests that will surely catch your child’s eye. The problem may be narrowing down the list to fit it into your summer plans.  Free Virtual Summer Camps Happy Camper Live– From sports and arts and crafts to photography and magic, Happy Camper Live will give your kiddo a real camp feel at home with FRE ..read more
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