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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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Record-Keeping

Homeschoolers in our state are responsible for their own record-keeping. Lesson plans and assignments need to be written down and the number of school days recorded. I’ve used several different methods to keep track of the work each of my children has completed. When I had one child doing schoolwork, I used a spiral notebook to keep track of the lessons. Each day I

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Enchanted Learning – Homeschooling Resource

One of my favorite educational websites that I first came across years ago is EnchantedLearning.com. If you have a student in the elementary or early middle school grades, it’s a great resource for supplemental worksheets in history, geography, music, languages, and science. When I first found the site, all of their printables were free, and users could donate towards the cost of the site

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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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Exciting News from SmartTutor.com – Lesson Library Released!

You asked for it! You got it! Many of you requested the ability to assign lessons to your children. Well, today we are proud to announce our first release of the SmartTutor Lesson Library! What does this valuable new tool mean for you? It means that you now have the flexibility of assigning specific lessons to enhance your child’s instruction. Simply go into the

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Smarttutor.com Team Celebrates Presidential Inauguration

We, at Smarttutor.com, were pleasantly surprised yesterday when Dale ( the boss) decided to go out and celebrate the Presidential Inauguration, a historical event that most in the team had not witnessed before. Denis took a picture of the enormous screen at the bar of the moment when the crowds were going wild in D.C. after Obama was sworn in. We had lunch and celebrated at a

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