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Teens, Three Ways to Bless this Christmas Season

Teens! Three Ways to Bless this Christmas Season   by Abigail Prigge   The pie and turkey have just barely disappeared and my 5-year-old sister has Christmas on her mind full throttle. In spite of her meager budget, she has asked me at least three times what’s

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My Ten Minute Tidy Routine

My 10-Minute Tidy Routine by Mary Colwell     We all need routines (at least I hope y’all do, ’cause if you don’t, that means I’m just special that way!). I have several of them myself, but my favorite is what I call The Ten Minute Tidy.

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Thanksgiving Breakfast Rolls

Thanksgiving Breakfast Rolls by Shauna Webb   We have a pull-apart breakfast rolls tradition in our house for Thanksgiving morn. My kids count on them every year. While we watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade everyone wears flannel jammie pants and drinks coffee (or cocoa). We sit,

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The Truth about Idaho’s Homeschool Law

The Truth about Idaho’s Homeschool Law   There are many misconceptions about homeschooling in Idaho. Here are 10 myths you might have heard, and the facts proving each one wrong!   1. “Home schoolers aren’t regulated in Idaho.” Truth: Homeschoolers are legally obligated to provide a good-faith education

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How to Make Time for Exercise

How to Make Time for Exercise by Jessi Webb “I don’t have time to exercise” is probably one of the most common excuses for not making exercise a part of our lives. As homeschooling parents, we can really max ourselves out, but we have to find ways to

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Every Second Counts

Every Second Counts by Elise Hooper   My early morning quiet time has been… not so quiet lately. There’s a sweet toddler with a beautiful smile that wakens with me and interrupts my reading and prayer time with piles of books plopped into my lap. And when

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A Cup of Encouragement: C-A-T Spells Dog?

  C-A-T spells dog? If you’ve ever taught a little one to read you know how exciting and frustrating it can be. They might sail through, sounding out words with ease and the very next day can barely sound out c-a-t. For the teacher it is a

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Because: Reflections on Learning to Read

Because By Allegra Reiswig I knew I loved words the first time after my mom read “The Children’s Hour” to me by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. “I’m going to read your poem, Allegra,” she said as she turned the gilded pages of a hardcover library book. The baby

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STEM Education Opportunities in Idaho

  Are you looking to enrich your homeschool with more opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering and math? CHOIS has compiled a list of over 40 STEM resources across the state of Idaho. Click here to download your free printable list: STEM Education in Idaho

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Six Strategies for Boosting Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension Strategies By Faith Berens, MA The main comprehension strategies readers use are: Connecting Picturing (using sensory images, making a movie in your mind) Wondering/Questioning Noticing the important parts Synthesizing and inferring (figuring out) Predicting and guessing (part of inferring) Monitoring (noticing when you stop understanding)

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