Posts Tagged homeschooling

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 your plans? You have always intended on homeschooling.  Or maybe you are already homeschooling your other children.   Or perhaps you may have your children in public or private school and are thinking, “Maybe there

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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 lesson in patience to be sure… and I may or may not have nodded off a time or two during reading time. I remember sitting with my little Emma, listening to her struggle

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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 was down for a nap and I was perched on the arm of our peach, cushy rocking chair with my two younger brothers. “Mine?” I said, inwardly trilling to myself. “I have my

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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) As homeschooling parents, it is imperative that we teach our children these strategies, explicitly and systematically.   Six Ways to Teach Comprehension Model Reading Strategies As an adult reader, you employ reading strategies all the

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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 list goes on and on. Who knew that homeschooling required so much stuff?   I often grew frustrated at the amount of stuff strewn around our homeschool room. I like things to be

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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 in, all at the table at the same time!) a priority, even if just a three nights a week. “But,” you think, “our family is pulled in so many directions—how can we all

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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 already bent toward a scientific path.” “This one’s a scholar, this one’s not, Because everything from last year he’s already forgot.” Schedules and Worksheets and Tables and Rules, Planners and Flash Cards and

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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 ourselves barking orders rather than training hearts. Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror when you’re in that mode? Oooh, not pretty! While what we’re saying must be said,

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Introducing Workshop Speaker Ken Frederick

Introducing  Workshop Speaker Ken Frederick

Workshop speaker Ken Frederick has been a popular regular columnist in the CHOIS Connection Magazine, as well as a convention speaker. His workshop, entitled Outdoor Education for Homeschool Families, will provide practical information to help home educating families integrate outdoor recreation and hands-on learning into their homeschooling curriculum. Ken and his wife, Marylin homeschool their four children in Meridian, Idaho.

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