Another strategy important in memorization is finding patterns, or categorizing. Again, a typical math book will introduce multiplication facts in an orderly sequence — 1’s and 2’s first and then on from there. This helps the child find order in the material, which cuts down on the effort in acquiring the knowledge. Once the child
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Recently, my fourth grader succeeded in cutting in half the time he takes to complete a multiplication speed drill, while my seventh grader managed to come close to beating his father’s time in the same drill. Both were justly happy about their accomplishment. By being able to compute multiplication facts quickly and easily, both will
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As the parents of four always homeschooled students, the oldest in college and the next a high school senior, we wanted to share our experience with college preparation. We’ve narrowed down this broad topic to three areas that we feel are consistent with any student wanting to further their education at the college level.  These
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1 – Celebrate Some homeschoolers get together and have large Not Back to School celebrations on the first day of public school in their area.  Others intentionally do something that doesn’t involve bookwork on their first day back to school.  Our family always takes our family vacation the first week that everyone in our area
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It’s pretty slick to be married to a man who has never listened to Vanilla Ice or the Beastie Boys on purpose, or watched Pulp Fiction or Sixteen Candles. It’s a blessing to have a husband who has never smoked a cigarette, who saved his first kiss for his wife, and has prayed the Rosary almost every single
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7 Ways to Prepare as a Homeschool Parent Pray for Wisdom – Each of my children are unique in their learning styles and needs.  Although I think I know my children best, I realize that their Creator knows them far better than I do.  Seeking wisdom from God about the needs and direction for my children
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