Archive for the Homeschooling Category

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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Prayer Journaling for Teens

Teens—A Rich Way to Record 2017 (Prayer Journaling)   As we settle into 2017 with goal lists and good intentions, we already have stacks of memories and most of us enjoy reviewing them at the end of the year. Instagram, blogs, diaries, scrapbooks and bullet journals all

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The Root of Patience

The Root of Patience By Audra Talley   Last year my kinesthetic, can’t-sit-still, son started kindergarten. Things went remarkably well; except for handwriting. His precise, but impatient nature gets easily overwhelmed. I could see the end coming, but pushed him to continue. Finally, patience worn thin, I

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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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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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Audio Homeschooling

Audio Homeschooling! by Heidi Forney   There are times with our typical kids that audio books come in handy. In the car, at nap time, definitely. But with our special needs children audio books can not only be a great tool for learning, but in many ways

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part One

Idaho Homeschool History Part One   Did you know that the U.S. Constitution makes no mention of education? It set forth no guidelines on how American children should be educated. Apparently, the founding fathers left it up to individual states, churches and parents to best determine how their

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Gratitude and Remembrance Idaho’s Homeschool History

Gratitude and Remembrance   by Audra Talley   Earlier this year, the CHOIS convention hosted a display designed by ICHE, chronicling Idaho’s turbulent home school history. It is one in which people took a stand, fought for their rights, and won. It made Idaho one of the best

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A Humble Caution Regarding Co-Ops

A Humble Caution Regarding Co-ops   by Nita Desrosiers   This is all in love.   My intention is not to spark a debate or criticisms, but to share some of my own mistakes.   Disclosure: We have been in a co-op every year since we started this homeschool

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