Posts Tagged homeschool

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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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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Practical Ideas for Getting More Organized

I Know It’s Here… Somewhere…. Practical Ideas for Getting More Organized by Vicki Bentley   Although homeschool parents have tasks common to most moms and dads, we also have challenges unique to the 24/7 proximity of our families, the amount of time we may spend in the car

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How to Get Dinner on the Table the Same Day You Homeschool

How to Get Dinner on the Table the SAME DAY You Homeschool   By Vicki Bentley   A recent survey of National Merit scholars of the past 20 years revealed that one common denominator, without exception, was that they came from households who made family dinnertime (as

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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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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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