Category: Homeschooling

Some home-schoolers like to preserve their summers as a time to relax, visit friends, go to the pool or beach, and prepare lesson plans for next year. Other home-schoolers school year around. There is a third category: doing a combination of both the above. Summer gives my family lots more time for leisure activities, but
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A homeschooling friend of mine chooses some “mottoes” every year, which help inspire her and also help her evaluate her homeschooling during the year. The value of mottoes is that they are short and memorable, and can be pondered often . St Ignatius seemed to value mottoes too, since many of his educational and spiritual
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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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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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