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Holidays, Homeschooling, and Special Needs

  Holidays, Homeschooling, and Special Needs   by Heidi Forney   With any family, the holidays can be full of hustle and bustle as you try finish up gifts and cards for your family and friends, cooking that special dish for the potluck at church on Sunday,

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A Tapestry of Blessing

A Tapestry of Blessing by Audra Talley   Fall is my favorite time of year. The temperatures drop, the year’s harvest is being preserved for the winter, color bursts from every corner, our home school routine is established, and the kids are more content to be cozy

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Five

Part Five The Dawning Age of Homeschooling   by Linda Patchin   Idaho Code 33-202 in the early 1990’s read: 33-202 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY… Unless the child is otherwise comparably instructed, as may be determined by the board of trustees of the school district in which the child resides, the parent

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Cooperative Board Games

Peace on Earth! Cooperative Board Games under the Christmas Tree By Kathleen Bretton This post contains affiliate links. CHOIS may earn a small commission from links. Your purchase enables CHOIS to continue to inspire, promote, and protect home education in Idaho.    Board games are a great way

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Four

Idaho Homeschool History Part Four The Dark Ages of Idaho Homeschooling Click on the links to access Part One, Part Two, or Part Three by Linda Patchin   Idaho Code 33-202 in the 1980’s and early 1990’s read:   33-202 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY…Unless the child is otherwise comparably

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A Stepping Stone

  A Stepping Stone By Katherine Dlugolonski   While those in most of our country know to attribute the First Thanksgiving to the Mayflower Pilgrims of Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621, I often wonder if many understand why on earth the Pilgrims undertook such a journey. The pat

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The Ultimate Homeschooler’s Guide to Board Games

The Ultimate Homeschooler’s Guide to Board Games (Organized by Subject!)   by Kathleen Bretton   This post contains affiliate links. CHOIS may earn a small commission from links. Your purchase enables CHOIS to continue to inspire, promote, and protect home education in Idaho.   What makes a quality

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A True Thing

{Tell Me} A True Thing   by Elise Hooper   Her tears quickly soaked the hair on the nape of my neck as I met her in the hallway and scooped her into my arms. She sobbed husky into my shoulder and clung tight, long legs wrapped

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Three

Idaho Homeschool History Part 3   by Linda Patchin Click here to read Part One or Part Two first. Idaho Code 33-202 in the 1980’s read: 33-202 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY… Unless the child is otherwise comparably instructed, as may be determined by the board of trustees of the school district

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Two

The Dark Ages of Idaho Homeschooling Idaho Homeschool History Part Two   by Linda Patchin Haven’t read Part One? Click here first.     Idaho Code 33-202 in the 1980’s read: 33-202 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY…Unless the child is otherwise comparably instructed, as may be determined by the board of trustees

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