Archive for the Homeschooling Category

DIY Book Nook

  DIY Book Nook By Elizabeth Thompson   We are a family of 5 living in 1008 square feet. Living (and homeschooling) with limited space can require some creativity! I enjoy the challenge of packing function and fun into small spaces. One such project was transforming our hall

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The Most Important Question

The Most Important Question by Cheri Reiswig September has faded and October is here, We are now in the rhythm of a new school year. Books line shelves, prepared lessons lie in store, Much time was spent filing and sorting and planning galore. “She’s good in phonics, but not so in math, He’s

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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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Drill Sergeant Mom

Drill Sergeant Mom

By Angela Snodgrass Sometimes it’s easy to fall into the mode of drill sergeant mom. Much of our day is spent giving directions, following up to see that tasks are accomplished and dealing with situations when things are not completed. If we’re not careful, we can find

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What Do Homeschool Days Look Like?

What Do Homeschool Days Look Like?

Good morning homeschool moms!  Hope you’re having a great week so far.  A little peek into our week – We’ve stayed on track pretty well for our first week back, an accomplishment for mom to say the least!  Waking up to snow yesterday we grabbed our books

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Happy New Year’s message from CHOIS

Happy New Year's message from CHOIS

Happy New Year Homeschool families! Today is the day many of us have chosen to begin schoolwork again after a long Christmas break. We hope that your vacation was restful, full of fun and that you and your children are now ready for your regular routine. It’s not always easy

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Merry Christmas from the CHOIS Board of Directors

Merry Christmas from the CHOIS Board of Directors

Dear Homeschool Families, The Board of Directors of CHOIS wishes your family a joyous Christmas. We are grateful for God’s blessing upon Idaho where we have the freedom to home educate unencumbered by intrusive regulation. This freedom is very precious, and often requires diligence in order to

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Taking Time to Breathe

Taking Time to Breathe

Good morning homeschool mommy friends! I hope you’re enjoying this Christmas season. As I’ve been chatting with friends over the last few days there seems to be a common thread. With a week less between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we feel a bit like we’re getting gypped! With

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Final Thoughts on Dissenters

  Final Thoughts on Dissenters   Linda Patchin   Click on the links if you missed Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.   Children can learn well at home with their parents teaching them. They can lead rich and rewarding social lives, full of opportunity. They

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Got Dissenters? Part 3

  Got Dissenters? Part 3 By Linda Patchin   Click the links for Part One or Part Two   The Mother Lode of Good Will descended upon our homeschool slowly and uncertainly, much like the first flakes of a winter snowstorm.  I am not even certain that I

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