Tag Archives: homeschool

Decisions, decisions…

Two days until we start our new school year! I am peacefully happy about how this is working out for us. In our homeschool we follow the calendar of the private school my daughters attend. They start on Thursday, so guess what. So do we. My 7yo son has bugged me since Christmas break to homeschool him again. Once we decided to do just that he has never looked back. He hasn’t wavered or questioned … read on, my friend…

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“The Mighty Works of God: Liberty & Justice for All” review

Mrs. Smith is the founder of Pilgrim Institute. She has written a history series for home educators called “The Mighty Works of God.” I have used this myself so I feel I can give an honest review. For this review I will refer to this title as LJFA. This is the second book in the MWOG series, intended for younger elementary ages. First off, this is not an intimidating tome. The student text is less … read on, my friend…

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7 wonders of the [homeschool] world

1. Reading. Teaching your own child to read is the first step on the road to lifelong learning. I call it the Golden Ticket. In my opinions it is the greatest gift you can give your children outside of salvation. And you can do it all by yourself (with some good phonics books). 2. Graduation. You homeschooled your own child. They made it. You made it. And you didn’t need a school system to pull … read on, my friend…

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Homeschooling is a bit like nursing

Since I have started working again I have noticed there are a few correlations between what I do now and home educating. Individual attention. I have two patients and so I am able to concentrate only on them. Specialization. It takes a special skill set to work as an ICU RN. It also takes a special skill set to homeschool. Continuing education. You are always learning as a nurse and as a home educator. If … read on, my friend…

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What to do when you can’t

In case no one has noticed, I’ve been MIA around here. There are several reasons I want to share, hopefully to encourage some of you home educators. I hope my story isn’t too common, only because I don’t want anyone to go through what I did. It all started more then three years ago. It began slowly and grew to take over my life. It became a giant obstacle that I couldn’t see around or … read on, my friend…

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Homeschooling: iPhone it in

I am an iPhone fanatic. I use it for everything I possibly can, so it makes sense that I’d find ways to utilize it for our home education. These are just a few of the many, many ways an iPhone can add to your home educating experience. I have linked to many apps that I like but I in no way formally endorse or recommend them. Do what you like, I’m just sharing. (For free. … read on, my friend…

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Portable teacher’s desk

These little craft caddies are so handy. Since we usually have school at the table and the desk is in the other room, I put together all the little things that I need through the day. Some things in this cute caddy: glue sticks stapler 3 hole punch reward stickers E-Z grader & red pen Dry Wipe markers, eraser & cleaner Sticky notes brads & paper clips tape hole reinforcements scissors small Bible I also … read on, my friend…

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Best TCH posts of the first year

As the first year here at TCH comes to a close I want to offer some of my favorite posts you may have missed. The Value of Collections Bookmaking Fun with Kids Getting the Most out of Your Art Museum Trip 15 Great Uses for a Digital Camera Art Preservation Made Easy–and Fun Family Newspaper Finally! A Use for Junk Mail I hope you’ll find a new idea here that you can use in your … read on, my friend…

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What to do when mom is sick

If you have been schooling for any length of time this has probably come up. What do you do when you are too sick to have a regular homeschool day?

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