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Methods for Teaching a Foreign Language to Your Child

teaching a foreign language

This post is sponsored by TakeLessons.com. Learning a foreign language is one of those things that many homeschoolers feel that they should be adding to their curriculum, but it can be difficult when you aren't familiar enough with a foreign language to speak or teach it.  Even for non-homeschooling families, they may just want to give their child instruction in a second language before it … [Read more...]

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10 Excellent Books about Homeschooling

10 Excellent Books about Homeschooling

While I know that I don't find as much time as I would like to be able to read, I am excited to participate in this week's iHomeschool Network 10 in 10 (and have those participating link up here for Top Ten Tuesday) with a theme of our favorite books on homeschooling. I realized while putting my list together that there were some similarities in the books that I enjoyed.  Ironically, I didn't … [Read more...]

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10 Things I’ve Learned about Myself While Homeschooling

family statue

I'm excited that just like last year, iHomeschool Network is hosting their 10 in 10 series starting now through the next 10 weeks.  As a member at iHN, I'll be participating, and it will also mean some new faces in the link up for Top Ten Tuesday as well.  Fun! Don't worry, non-homeschoolers, only a few of the weeks have topics that are specifically about homeschooling.  But, this week happens … [Read more...]

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New Experience #4: 10 Notes on Taking the Kids to a Large Art Museum

art museum okeefe

This is part of a two week series on Many Little Blessings where either I or my family try something that is a new experience and then reflect on it.  Check out all of the new experiences. —– I'm changing up the format that I've been following for this series to make this one fit into a Top Ten Tuesday as well.  While I have been to some larger art museums, such as the Smithsonian in … [Read more...]

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Things I Did When My Homeschooler Wanted to Return to School

When Homeschoolers Want to Return to School

I suspect that we are not the only homeschoolers who have found themselves in this predicament.  We've found ourselves there not once, but twice, during our five years of homeschooling. One of the times that it happened, I met it with great upset.  We were just barely a couple of weeks into homeschooling and then second grader Jack was already missing being at his old school.  Then came the … [Read more...]

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Homeschooling eBook Bundle This Week Only

I'm extremely excited this week to have one of my eBooks, Homeschooling by the Numbers, as part of the five eBook homeschooling bundle on Bundle of the Week, which is available for just $7.40. eBooks included in this week's bundle: Homeschooling by the Numbers by Angie Kauffman So, You Think You Wanna Homeschool? by Tiffany Manley You Can Do It Too! compiled by Lorilee … [Read more...]

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Benefits of Homeschooling a Child with Autism

Autism

Some people begin homeschooling out of a desire to raise their children in religious environment.  Some begin homeschooling because of concerns for their child's safety.  Of course, there are about as many reasons as there are homeschoolers. One of our first reasons for considering homeschooling was the belief that it might be the best environment for our son with Asperger's Syndrome (a form of … [Read more...]

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Getting Dad More Involved in Homeschooling

Learning at the Farmers Market

    Dads can be such amazing assets to homeschooling.  One problem that I have seen, however, is that many Dads just aren't quite sure how they fit into the effort. I know that, in the past, Eric has been at a loss for how to best help with our homeschooling, even when he wanted to be able to help.  I'm sharing four ways that Dads can become more involved in their family's … [Read more...]

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Multiplying and Dividing Fractions { Joie de Vivre no. 2 }

a joy of living: multiplying and dividing fractions

I love Noah, but sitting with him while he works on math can be painful.  I don't know if it's the Autism, the ADHD, or just a lack of ever really internalizing all of those basic math facts that a person should, but it takes him a long time to do math.  To his credit, he scores well in the end, but it takes a long time. Our most frequent math nemesis for a while now has been making … [Read more...]

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Every Education Has Gaps and Other Truths I’ve Learned

a love of learning is key to a life of learning

I'm sure that I'm like a lot of other homeschoolers in that I can't help myself but to worry about what we're covering and, more importantly, what we're not covering each year.  I don't have a school board or state board of education telling me what I should and shouldn't do in my lesson plans.  Instead, I'm piecing together an education the best that I can, and there's a lot of pressure that … [Read more...]