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Do you hate homeschooling? Are you waking up dreading another day at home with your kids? Instead of living the ideal homeschool life you read about, you spend your days dreaming of all the other things you would like to be doing. That’s real life and I know some of you feel that way, at …

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Our family has a summer reading contest every year. My kids are older and a competition is a great way to encourage them to read a little extra. We change our routine and create a family tradition simply by tracking the books we read and determining a winner. Raising Readers My goal is to raise …

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Whether you are required to by law or choose to organize memories of your homeschool journey, creating a year-end portfolio is an excellent habit for homeschool families. In one binder you can see at a glance what books your student used, what subjects they studied, and samples of their work. A year-end portfolio provides value …

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Have you planned abbreviated school days to fall back on when life takes a left turn toward crazy? Life does get crazy. Sometimes it’s genuine emergencies like car accidents or trips to the hospital. Sometimes you just have a day when you have to grocery shop, get 3 kids to the dentist, and have invited …

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Here are twelve questions to ask when you are evaluating a Christian college. Are you in the process of making a decision but find the process overwhelming? Is it hard to really tell what type of Christian college you are looking at? My husband and I both attended Christian colleges, he worked at Christian and …

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In just a few minutes a day, and for almost no money, you can do one simple thing to provide your kids with an extraordinary home education: memorize poetry. Memory is a muscle that you strengthen with use, and there are so many possibilities for memory work that you may feel overwhelmed. We focus most …

The post Memorize Poetry: Toward the Love and Mastery of Language appeared first on Old School Homeschool.

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Create space in your busy life to have intentional conversations with your children about their school work or the books they are reading.  Rather than endless chit chat about nothing, purposefully ask questions of your children. Taking just a few minutes each day while your hands are busy to engage your children’s minds will multiply …

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If you plan to study history chronologically and to incorporate the Bible into your study of history, here are some books to read in addition to the Bible. I gave book recommendations for the study of Ancient Egypt in my posts 10 Picture Books About Ancient Egypt and Books About Ancient Egypt for Older Readers. The Bible itself …

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If you are an overwhelmed homeschool mom, you need to add meal planning to your weekly routine. Meal planning is not one more task to bog you down and prove, once again, that you’re failing life. In minutes you can make a meal plan that really works for you, frees up extra time, and helps …

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When you vary your children’s homeschool activities you can accomplish more school work in less time. You’ve heard the expression “A change is as good as a rest.” The same idea applies to your child’s school morning. Take a few minutes to think about what each subject requires of your children – fine motor skills, …

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