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Back to Homeschool: Plan Your Math and Spelling for Next Year

Back to Homeschool: Plan Your Math and Spelling for Next Year

Birds are chirping, daylight stretches beyond 6 p.m., and you’ve finished homeschooling for the year – it’s finally summertime. Now, as a homeschool parent, it’s time to reflect on the previous year, and think about what worked and what didn’t. Whether you’re a current Demme Learning user, new to homeschooling, or considering another curriculum, we…
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5 Ways to Incorporate Play & Discovery into Learning

You don’t have to craft something elaborate to incorporate play and discovery into your homeschool. It’s much easier than that.

Homeschooling is appealing to many of us because it frees us to be creative, to have fun, to play more and to learn through discovery. As much fun as this sounds, it’s also easy to become quickly overwhelmed. Pinterest is full of fun ideas, and bloggers around the internet share hands-on activities. You don’t have…
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3 Tips for Creating a Homeschool Transcript

Creating a homeschool transcript is easier than you might think; it just involves keeping track and planning ahead.

While the idea of creating a homeschool transcript might seem overwhelming or intimidating, it’s really just another way of tracking your student’s progress and sorting it into a format that is accessible and understandable by post-secondary opportunities. Even if you live in a state that does not require you to report your homeschooling [agenda] to…
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How Reading Aloud Will Change Your Homeschool

Reading aloud is almost free. It takes little time and no special training, but sometimes the most effective learning tools are the simple ones.

It wasn’t until my 4th child was born that I realized the importance of reading aloud. He was my NICU baby, my preemie. I knew that he might have some developmental delays so I researched to find what I could do for him. With 4 kids under 6, I didn’t have a lot of time…
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The 4 Dangers of the Homeschool Comparison Trap

The homeschool comparison trap shifts our focus away from our family and what is important.

What Is the Homeschool Comparison Trap? I have over a decade of homeschool experience, yet at times, I find myself wondering if I have failed as a homeschool mom. It is in these moments of doubt that I realize I have fallen into the homeschool comparison trap. Instead of focusing on what my family needs,…
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A Guide to Attending Homeschool Conventions

Attending a homeschool convention can be a challenge. This guide is offered to help you become the victorious conqueror of the homeschool convention.

In the “olden days,” when I was homeschooling, parents had to order from catalogs or go to a homeschool convention to purchase materials. For encouragement, we depended on co-ops and support groups. Now, online ordering and social media have made homeschooling much more convenient. Sections in this blog post: • 5 Reasons to Attend a…
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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Homeschooling

Rebecca shares five things she wish she would have known before homeschooling, even as a second generation homeschooler.

As a second generation homeschooler, I was 100% positive that I knew what to expect in this whole homeschool journey. My confidence was at an all time high; it was glorious! My first few weeks as a newly minted homeschool mom were simply put…epic. I had a big poster on the wall with a schedule…
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Roadschooling: How to Homeschool on the Road

Over the past few years, roadschooling has become as popular as tiny houses and minimalism. Learn what roadschooling is, and how you can do it.

What is Roadschooling? Adventure is calling! But what about your child’s education? Roadschooling may be the answer! Over the past few years, roadschooling has become as popular as tiny houses and minimalism. What exactly is roadschooling, you ask? Roadschooling is simply homeschooling while on the road. Many of us have been roadschooling at one time…
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Is Homeschooling the Best Way to Educate? [Article]

An article in Business Insider proclaims: "Homeschooling is the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century." We unpack this in our blog post.

An article in Business Insider proclaims: “Homeschooling is the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century.” The article runs through a litany of reasons, most of which are likely familiar to you already, detailing why homeschooling makes sense. First and foremost, it is personal by design, allowing the curriculum and even sequence of…
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Tips for New Homeschoolers from 10 Veterans

We asked several veteran homeschoolers for their tips for new homeschooling families.

The decision to homeschool isn’t always an easy one. Even after the countless hours you spent creating that long pros and cons list leading you to the decision to homeschool, you’re still stuck second guessing if you made the right choice for your child’s education. Stop. Breathe. You’re doing just fine. Believe it or not,…
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