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Summer Activities – Picking Blueberries

This morning, my children and I had plans to meet with friends and pick blueberries at a local farm. My youngest son Luke, age 5, is quite a homebody — he usually would rather stay at home than go out on an activity. This morning was no exception; when I told him to get ready to go, he began to cry. “But I don’t

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Summer Homeschooling – Every Town Has a Story

While your family may be taking a break from the books this summer, they don’t need to take a break from learning. The relaxed summer schedules offer great opportunities to explore topics that you don’t have time to study during the school year. A good lesson in social studies involves learning about the town where you live. Every city has a history to explore,

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Homeschool – Teaching History

As a history major in college, it’s easy for me to sit through a discussion of past events – especially those related to American history. It was one of my favorite subjects in high school, and it still is today. But what if you have a student who loves math or science and finds studying history to be a chore? I’ve found that instead

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Summer Reading

Our library has a summer reading program in which children can earn prizes for reading a certain number of books. My children like to win the prizes as quickly as they can, so I’ve been checking out a lot of picture books lately for my younger two. Some of them I’m familiar with, and some of them I’ve never seen before. It’s been fun

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Summer Study – Lessons in the Backyard

Yesterday morning, my children went outside to play before the summer heat had set in. After a few minutes, my five-year-old came running inside. “Mommy! Mommy! Come see what I found! It’s a whole pile of…of… I don’t know. They’re like little white bugs.” I was in the middle of a project, but my husband was home, so he went out to investigate. He

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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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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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