homeschooling

Highlights Hidden Pictures Online

If you’ve ever had to wait in a doctor’s or dentist’s office, you’ve probably seen a copy of Highlights Magazine for Children. Perhaps you have a subscription and receive it in the mail. Either way, you’re familiar with the hidden picture puzzles. These were always my favorite growing up, and my children really enjoy them too. Did you know Highlights has made even more

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Field Trips for Homeschoolers

A quiet hike through the woods, a civil war reenactment, an alpaca farm, a bakery tour – field trips are an ideal way to incorporate hands-on and memorable lessons into your homeschooling plans. The type of field trip you schedule will most likely correspond with the subject you’re studying, but it doesn’t have to. Opportunities to make learning fun are worth interrupting the regular

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Homeschooling Through the Summer

One of the advantages of homeschooling is the flexibility in scheduling school days. While many homeschoolers follow the traditional school year, others choose a year-round school schedule. Either way, summer offers plenty of opportunities for learning. Summer Schooling:  Whether you planned your lessons to carry through the year or not, summer is a time when homeschooling can continue at a more relaxed pace. Some

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The Homeschool Magazine

The Old Schoolhouse I don’t have a lot of free time to read magazines, so when some of my friends first told me about The Old Schoolhouse magazine, I just smiled and went on my way. “It’s a wonderful resource,” they would say, and I’d nod in agreement. I supposed it did contain good information, but if I bought a subscription and then didn’t

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Your Local Library – Homeschooling Resource

Like many homeschooling families, we are primarily a one-income family on a tight budget. Purchasing curriculum for multiple grade levels can be expensive, especially if you are purchasing it all new. One way we save on curriculum costs is by utilizing one of my favorite resources – our local library. Depending on the curriculum you’re using, you might be able to find books from

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Homeschooling Books

Every year, we do well at getting the basic subjects covered in our school day – math, language arts, and reading. Weekly music and art lessons are in there too. The two subjects we’ve struggled with the most over the years, however, are science and history — the two that lend themselves best to interactive and hands-on learning. I’m not sure why it’s been

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Finding a Curriculum that Fits

It’s that time of year again – time for the used homeschool book sales – which means it’s also time to start thinking about the curriculum we’ll be using next year. I use a variety of resources in our homeschool: Abeka grammar, Apologia science, Story of the World, Spelling Workout, etc., instead of a curriculum provided by a single publisher. While this works well

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Holiday Special

Have you heard about our Holiday Special? Just in time for the holiday break, Smart Tutor is offering 1 month free at sign up. This is a great time to help children catch up, keep up or get ahead. So tell your family and friends about Smart Tutor or give the gift of learning for the holidays. For more information, go to our homepage

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