Category: Homeschooling

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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Imagine someone came to you and said, “I have a gift for you.  I am giving you a special account.  Every day, I will give you $1,440 to spend.  No more, and no less.  But you cannot save those dollars.  At the end of each day, I will take whatever you didn’t spend.  And I
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I finally had a reason to buy that phonics program that I just knew would work for her.  How could it not?  We started those lessons, day after long day.  But she still wasn’t learning how to read.  I turned back to my research and tried another program.  That one didn’t work either.  Time was
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Summer is upon us. I find that if my kids have a total break for too long everyone is at loose ends. We don’t technically school “year round,” but I definitely try to plan learning activities during those hot summer months.  It’s important, also, to remember to plan FUN ACTIVITIES for your kids. I’d like
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Standing at the finish line is a glorious place to be.  In this race, my competitors are none other than ignorance and time. Nearly forty years ago, I attended a Catholic parochial school that served as a testing ground for a now-very well known phonics program.  I was schooled in that phonics program from kindergarten
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