How to Homeschool This Year

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Now’s the time to start planning how to homeschool this year. I’m approaching it from a number of angles. This year, all six of my kids will be in school. The last few times I’ve said this, my listener has thought I meant I wasn’t homeschooling. They thought we were switching gears altogether and sending […]

Summer School, yes, Really.

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We finished school on Thursday of last week. We’ve been playing ever since. We’ve had house guests, two days at the beach, two birthdays, and a lot of fun in the last six days. We’re going to play, play, play, but we’re also going to keep on trucking. We’re doing summer school this year. I’m […]

What Our School Looks Like

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A round-up of homeschool curriculum choices. We are currently a few weeks into the school year. We’re just starting to get into a groove. Thankfully, that groove is making its mark now before we add hockeyx3 and sciencex2 into the mix. Oy! I confess, I had to create an hour-by-hour schedule for the school day […]

Tips for Teaching Foreign Languages to Kids

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The knowledge of a second language is a great gift to give to our children. Here’s one approach to teaching foreign languages to kids. About 25 years ago this month, I walked into my new high school to register for my freshman classes. I carried a heavy burden — at least for a suburban ninth […]

Teaching Writing to Kids

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Writing is a necessary communication skill for children to learn. Here are some resources that have worked well for us. I find irony in writing this post. I guess I find irony in teaching writing to my own kids. You see, about 18 years ago, I was in teacher training for secondary English. We’ve already […]

Starting School with My Littles

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Can you believe this girl is turning 4 this month? My time flies! I recently shared how we are starting out the school year, including fun activities for the younger ones in my school. Head on over to Simple Homeschool for the post and to chat in the comments.

Science Picks for Homeschooling

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(This post does is part of an ongoing series, FishMama’s Picks for Homeschooling. It does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees.) We’re gearing up for the new school year this week. I started cooking frogs yesterday. I’m tired already, […]

History & Literature Picks for Home Learning

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History and literature studies are just plain fun for our homeschool. My kids love to learn about far-off places and people. Here are our picks for home learning. (This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees.) History and […]