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Religions of the World

Social studies has not been a steady or main focus in our homeschooling. It’s always been pushed to the side in preference of more “fun” subjects like science or reading. However, my son asked me about world religions the other day. He made a friend whose family is Buddhist, so his interest was piqued. The main areas of review for this study unit are:

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Online ‘Homeschool’

One thing I researched when we first started homeschooling was the online option. My son loved being on the computer so I thought it was a good option. Imagine, for most of these online schools, a set curriculum to follow, a loaner laptop or PC, Internet connection full or partial reimbursement, very limited and specific involvement for parents except general overview to ensure everything

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Critical Thinking

Once upon a time, when I was employed as a trainer, critical thinking was the hot buzz at that time as the skill to have to move up the corporate ladder. However, it had always been my impression that the most successful and or interesting people were those that could think on their feet and solve complex problems both at work and in their

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Slaying Monsters

Our lush backyard, at sunset, makes for the perfect setting in my son’s make believe game, which takes place in the Amazon (the subject of today’s lessons). He stalks a monster, a horrific creature who will break any living thing in half. The bow and arrow he worked on tirelessly to create are held high, in the ready, to kill this monster. My son’s

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Growing Up

Today I read an article that announced a recent survey revealed more than half of American parents are still supporting their adult children. Yikes!  It started to get me thinking about the need to ensure that our children learn to grow up to be functioning adults who contribute to society and community. The first thing I know it is imperative to have is an

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Teaching Art

I teach art classes at our local co-op and occasionally from my home, so I’m always on the lookout for great lessons or new project ideas. If you are looking to incorporate art into your school day but lessons aren’t in your budget, there are several art curriculums available for home use. Here are a few of them: Draw Write Now by Marie Hablitzel

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Getting Dad Involved

For many of our homeschooling years, I worked with our children as their only teacher. As my oldest son made his way through middles school, however, I knew I needed some extra help, and we joined a co-op where he could take classes in math and science. At times, I tried to get my husband involved in the schooling too; a history buff and

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