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Spring Homeschool Tune-Up

    Spring Homeschool Tune-Up A Checklist for Diligence   Spring is slow in coming, but with it finally on the horizon I am having a hard time not totally giving into the spring cleaning itch. If I did, school would not get done and half our belongings

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Going It Alone

  Going It Alone by Heidi Forney   First of all let me say (thankfully!) we are NEVER really alone. Praise the Lord He IS there always with us in this adventure called homeschooling and with our special needs children and family members. I cant imagine having

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Will They Ever Learn to Read

Will They Ever Learn to Read?!?       by Mary Colwell   As a homeschool mom, one of my favorite things to do is to listen to my 8-year-old son read. I find it incredibly satisfying to hear him reading to his sister and I love

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When a Ten Year Old Wants to Write a Book

When a Ten Year Old Wants to Write a Book by Abigail Prigge   When your 10-year-old brother sails into your bedroom with a fresh notebook and declares, “Abi, I want to write a book!” that’s when you know you have achieved a new level of coolness

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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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What to Expect at the CHOIS Convention

What to Expect at the CHOIS Convention

We are so excited that you are going to be our guest at the convention this year! We understand that attending the convention for the first time can be a bit overwhelming. It’s a bit of a 3-ring circus with six workshops running simultaneously, an open exhibit

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Fresh Ideas for your Homeschool

Fresh Ideas for your Homeschool

75 Picture Prompts for Young Writers By Linda Patchin One of the best memories that my children have of our homeschool is centered around this book. Once a week our entire family would select one of the picture prompts from the book and we would each write

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Fresh Ideas for Your Homeschool

Fresh Ideas for Your Homeschool

By Linda Patchin The Fallacy Detective Have you ever avoided answering a question by throwing out a Red Herring? Are you guilty of making a Hasty Generalization? Do you find Circular Reasoning confusing? Surely no one would question the need to learn how to recognize and avoid

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Fresh Ideas for Your Homeschool

Fresh Ideas for Your Homeschool

Fresh Ideas for Your Homeschool By Linda Patchin Are you looking for a fresh idea for your homeschool that goes beyond the three R’s? Each year, I try to find something that we can study together as a family and since some of these things have become

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Can You Afford to Homeschool

Can You Afford to Homeschool

Can You Afford to Homeschool? By Linda Patchin The homeschool curriculum market is enormous. There are so many wonderful products, learning tools and toys, bells and whistles…but how much is really necessary? Let me begin by saying that I have known several highly successful home educators who

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