Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 26

The Schoolhouse Expo – Wonderful Opportunity

Last week was the week of the Schoolhouse Expo. Life happened around here and I was only able to attend one and a half sessions on the first day. My sister ended up being induced on Tuesday and had her first baby on Wednesday. As the nurse of the family, I have been lending a …

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Aug 22

In the Hands of A Child – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

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After spending some time with grandparents this summer at the beach, my boys were very interested in marine mammals. I was offered the opportunity to review the Dolphins, Porpoises & Whales project pack from In the Hands of a Child shortly after they returned home. We were excited to learn about these awesome creatures, some of which they had …

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Aug 18

Reading Kingdom – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

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As a mom, homeschool teacher and avid reader, one of my teaching goals for my kids is to help them develop into excellent readers and to instill in them a love of reading. I believe that reading opens the doors to a whole new world. Kids can jump between the pages of a book and …

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Aug 12

Don’t Forget to Check out the Homeschool Expo – Starting Next Week!

I love homeschool conferences. The excitement, the encouragement and the fellowship are a huge blessing to me and help me on my journey of homeschooling. I have enjoyed online conferences in the past and this year’s Schoolhouse Expo is no exception! I am getting excited about the great lineup of speakers. Here is a list of some …

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Aug 11

Bible Study Guide for All Ages – Schoolhouse Crew Review

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My husband and I have looked at many Bible study curricula over the last several years. We have tried something different every year and have really not been very impressed with most of what we have tried. We have found that the materials are usually very watered down, too cutesy, or too deep for young …

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Aug 11

U is for Undulating Uvulas

Pity the poor teacher that has asked her 30 students to each write a paper on what they did on their summer vacation, and now, by golly, she has to actually read all of them.   After 15 papers on hanging out at the pool, she is ready to stick a pencil in her forehead, but along …

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Aug 09

5 Days of Multi-Level Homeschooling – Adding Group Time to your Day

  Today we will wrap up our Five Days of Multi-Level Homeschooling Series. I hope you have received hope through this series that you CAN homeschool your blessings from God. There is no magic formula, no secret weapon, no specific discipline technique that will solve all your homeschool problems. Our Heavenly Father does have the …

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Aug 08

5 Days of Multi-Level Homeschooling – Letting Older Ones Help

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With a preschooler, an elementary student and a middle school student in our homeschool this year, the age gaps can make me feel like I am bouncing from one kid to another constantly. If I let everyone have their own textbooks for every subject, I would go crazy. I have been sharing with you some …

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Aug 07

5 Days of Multi-Level Homeschooling – Field Trips (and a recipe for peach cobbler)

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When teaching kids of varying ages, I have found that sometimes we learn best by going and doing. As a former homeschool student and graduate myself, some of my fondest homeschool memories involve field trips. My parents were very involved in a local support group and we took numerous field trips. While the algebra lesson …

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Aug 06

5 Days of Multi-Level Homeschooling – Learning through Music

With a middle-schooler, an elementary student and a preschooler, our house can get a little crazy. The blessings of three kids with a wide age gap has proven to be a challenge that we have learned to overcome. Yesterday we talked about combining subjects. Today I want to highlight learning through music. As a former piano …

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