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Endless Creative Writing Activites for You Homeschool

Endless Creative Writing Activites for Your Homeschool

I have a 16-year-old who loves to write. When he was in 2nd grade he got a headache every time I asked him to write one sentence. His love of writing never really showed up in schoolwork. But when he showed me a poem he wrote in his free time, and told me he wanted…
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How to Make Your Own Fancy Paper Valentine's Day Cards

How to Make Your Own Fancy Paper Valentine’s Day Cards

You can dye plain, undecorated, paper and add the details with crayons or marker after your project dries. You can also change your swirls as you go, start with one color and add another later, ect. Here are pictures of some papers we made while working on this project. Another fun variation, while you have…
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How to Learn Flamenco Dance at Home with Your Kids

How to Learn Flamenco Dance While staying Home with Your Kids

When my kids were young I spent hours scouring YouTube for video’s of traditional dance tutorials from different cultures. Dance is universal and I thought it would be a great way to study cultures, get the kids moving, practice coordination, and have fun together. However, after many frustrating hours of searching I realized that my…
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How to Get Images for Creating Extension Activities

How to Get Images for Creating Extension Activities

What is and Extension Activity? An extension activity takes learning deeper. It can include songs, games, puzzles, or creative assignments. Printables are a popular and inexpensive way to create extension activities because they are easy to make and inexpensive to buy if you don’t enjoy creating your own. Why Use Extension Activities? Extra review Novelty…
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8 Tips for Integrating Science into Your Homeschool Studies

8 Tips for Integrating Science into Your Homeschool Studies

by Valerie Cox Planning your family’s homeschool studies takes time and organization, and it can be hard to integrate other educational activities into your school day. Thankfully, learning about science can easily be integrated into your homeschool studies. From reading books on science explorers as part of reading comprehension to creating scientific word equations to…
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MYTEK Lab Online Technology Classes

MYTEK LAB Online Technology Classes

Understanding the basics of technology is fast becoming an essential skill for many types of jobs. Not to mention fast job growth within areas such as computer programming and information systems. How do you know what technology skills your child might need? And how do you introduce them to the world of technology, especially if…
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Self-Paced Homeschool Science Classes

Self-Paced Homeschool Science Classes

My chart, graph, math lover needs better science courses. She is a math whizz and has serious plans to enter a field where science and math overlap. Her most recent obsession is biomedical engineering. And as a lover of charts, graphs, numbers, and human health, such a job would fit her well. She doesn’t want…
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Are your kids having trouble concentrating? Their brain needs oxygen. 25 quick and easy ways to get your kids moving indoors.

25 Quick & Easy Ways to Get Kids Moving Indoors

Ever wonder why kids have trouble concentrating on rainy days? I mean, when it’s yucky, cold, and gray outside, why should they be distracted from schoolwork? It’s not like they have anything better to do. Our brains are oxygen hogs. And the more we think, the more neurons are being built, the faster we use…
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An Introduction to Thiel College for Homeschoolers

An Introduction to Thiel College for Homeschoolers

We all know there are some colleges out there that are not going to be a great fit for our homeschool students. We also know that there are great colleges out there and the college years serve as a final fine tuning of all the education we poured into our kids. So how do you…
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