Archive for the Homeschooling Category

When You’ve Never Been on the Big Yellow Bus

When You’ve Never Been on the Big Yellow Bus   by Mary Colwell I stare out my kitchen window as I sip my coffee. A big yellow bus slows to a stop down on the main road, and I observe children disembark and walk the rest of

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Can I Homeschool My Special Needs Child?

Yes, You CAN Homeschool Your Special Needs Child! by Heidi Forney   You suspect that your child has or may have various special needs.   Or maybe they have already been diagnosed?   Special needs may be emotional, physical, medical, developmental, behavioral, or any combination.   Does this change

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What Am I Chasing in My Homeschool?

    What Am I Chasing?     by Jessi Webb   Some days it seems as though the things I do are meaningless. I drag my tired self around the house every morning picking up clothes and toys carelessly left behind, knowing full well that by

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The Top Twenty Advantages of Homeschooling

The Top Twenty Advantages of Homeschooling Some homeschool seminars would like to make you believe that every day is all sweetness and light, complete with joyful children who complete their assignments with enough time left over to help mom with the dishes. That is the homeschool equivalent

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You are Free to Be Extraordinary

You Are Free to Be Extraordinary: What I Want My Sons to Know       by Jessi Webb When you are young, all the moments you look forward to seem so far away. I can’t wait for Friday to get here. We’ve been driving forever…will we

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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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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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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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Corral Clutter in a Shoe Bag

Corral Homeschool Clutter in a Shoe Bag by Copper Webb   Our homeschool has young students, and we do a lot of hands-on activities throughout the day. Unfortunately, hands-on activities require things for students to put in their hands. Art supplies, math manipulatives, game pieces, craft materials, writing utensils, the

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Ten Reasons to Homeschool through High School

Why Homeschool through High School? by Elizabeth Smith   When our children reach the high school years, we begin to question whether homeschooling can really provide them with what they need—spiritually, socially, and academically. But homeschooling is effective in high school for the same reasons it is effective

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