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Am I Qualified to Teach Math?

Am I Qualified to Teach Math?

As a homeschooling parent, earning a college degree is not a prerequisite for teaching math. All you need is dedication, a big heart, and the willingness to put your children’s needs before your own while investing time and energy into developing instructional...

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I Need Help: I’m Homeschooling!

I Need Help: I’m Homeschooling!

So many parents will be left with a decision to make when school resumes in late August and September. With COVID19 still in the midst, several schools have made the decision to do virtual learning with their students at home. However, there are still many schools...

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Homeschooling Tips For When Your Life Gets Busy

Homeschooling Tips For When Your Life Gets Busy

No matter how hard we try to keep things in our control, life will inevitably get busy. If you’re a homeschool parent, a particularly busy season can feel like it’s tearing apart your schedule and ruining your child’s education. Here are a few tips for homeschooling...

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Perk Up Your Mid-Fall Homeschool!

Perk Up Your Mid-Fall Homeschool!

It’s easy to start a new school year with great enthusiasm. After all, who doesn’t love new school supplies and unread textbooks?! But that was September. This is the end of October and the routines may be getting dull; the lessons less than exciting. Perhaps you need...

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Micro- and Nano-School Options for Homeschoolers

Micro- and Nano-School Options for Homeschoolers

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate the news cycle and public health discussions and is directly impacting schools as they begin to re-tool virtual education approaches utilized during Spring 2020 shutdowns.  Parents working full time to devise the best K to...

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Parents as Teachers: Choose Your Words Carefully

Parents as Teachers: Choose Your Words Carefully

Have you been feeling frustrated about teaching your children at home and stumbling over lesson plans, desperately in need of support? If so, then you’re not alone; the struggle is real with distance learning and homeschooling. While students slog through mountains of...

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How to Set Up a Homeschooling Learning Space

How to Set Up a Homeschooling Learning Space

Whether you’re a long-time homeschooler or doing it for the first time this year, setting up a homeschool learning space can make a big difference in your child’s productivity. Here are a few ideas for setting up your space. 1. Be creative Your homeschool learning...

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What is Study Island?

What is Study Island?

What is Study Island? Edmentum™ Study Island is an interactive learning platform where students in grades k-12 can strengthen their knowledge and skills in language arts, math, science, and social studies. How Study Island Works First, the student takes a diagnostic...

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Homeschool Milestones to Celebrate

Homeschool Milestones to Celebrate

Outside of the normal public school routine of a certificate or diploma at the end of each school year, it can be easy to forget to acknowledge homeschoolers for their accomplishments. But it is important that they feel just as validated in their schooling...

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3 Ways to Make Homeschool History Lessons More Fun

3 Ways to Make Homeschool History Lessons More Fun

Some kids love history, some hate it, but it is an important part of everyone’s education. Learning from the past helps us make better decisions in the future. Some kids seem to have a problem with history lessons in school because it can feel like memorizing a bunch...

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What About Paid Time Off to Homeschool Your Kids?

What About Paid Time Off to Homeschool Your Kids?

BACKGROUND Have you considered the possibility you could be eligible for paid time off from your job because your child’s school is closed and you’re suddenly a school-at-home parent?  It’s possible, but the timing is crucial – the program expires on December 31,...

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Tips for Homeschooling During COVID-19

Tips for Homeschooling During COVID-19

Up until now, families have been able to decide whether or not they wanted to homeschool their kids. However, in the midst of a global pandemic, many schools across the country are opting for an online-only schedule, and parents are being forced to homeschool their...

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Confessions of a Homeschooling Hoarder

Confessions of a Homeschooling Hoarder

I can not deny my addiction to quality homeschool supplies. I take all boxes of books offered. I accept every math manipulative and books printed by certain publishers without a second consideration. I will also dig through every shelf and bin down to the very bottom...

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Six Tips on When to Ask for Help in Your Homeschooling

Six Tips on When to Ask for Help in Your Homeschooling

Homeschooling can be running along smoothly when suddenly out of nowhere the road is dark and overgrown with thorns. Should I turn around and find a different path? Should I sit here for a while and hope for the best? Or should I call for help? Here are a few tips to...

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Would You Rather – Creative Assignments

Would You Rather – Creative Assignments

Most homeschool families take pride in doing things a little differently than the brick and mortar schools do.  Take assessments as an example.  Many parents feel comfortable assessing their children as they go through the work and find they do not really need a...

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3 Steps to Consider Homeschooling

3 Steps to Consider Homeschooling

Covid-19 has caused the majority of us to change many parts of our lives. It might seem difficult to even remember when the old ‘normal’ existed. Social distancing, face masks and lack of entertainment/outings have replaced sporting events, beaches, and even the...

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The Husband’s Role in Homeschooling

The Husband’s Role in Homeschooling

Managing a thriving homeschool lifestyle requires clearly defined roles. The majority of homeschool families I am acquainted with consist of Dad working as the primary income provider and Mom homeschooling the kids. While a lot of moms have some type of part-time job,...

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Myths About Homeschooling

Myths About Homeschooling

There are many homeschooling myths and misconceptions. Sure, it isn’t for everyone, but homeschooling is an option that fits the lifestyle of many people in a healthy way. Here are six homeschooling myths and why they’re inaccurate.   1. All homeschooling...

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How to Make Homeschooling Fun!

How to Make Homeschooling Fun!

Are you trying to find ways to make homeschooling more fun and engaging for your child this year? From field trips to fun surprises, here are seven ways to make homeschooling fun.   1. Get in the Kitchen Cooking is a great way to interact with your children while...

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