Category: Academics

3 Homeschool Hacks You Can’t Miss This Summer

Summer is traditionally a time of rest and relaxation from the grueling school year schedule. Many families find the summer months pass quickly. Self-motivated children find ways to stay busy and learn more casually; the rest of us find our children have too much free time on their hands. Not guaranteed to completely erase summer boredom, these 3 summer hacks are a great way to guide children into learning!

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Homesteading Fun

Have you wanted to bring the Little House on The Prairie Series to life for your kids? Have you wanted them to have a small taste of what life was like before cell phones, tablets or even electricity? If it were up to me, I would encourage every tween and teen in America to embark on a mission trip to an underdeveloped nation.

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What Grade Are You In?

This is the age-old question that most homeschooling families have been asked at least a time or two. My children have always known what “grade” they are in because I prepared them from an early age. I used to stutter out some kind of silly answer like “Well, this one is in 1st grade math but 2nd grade language arts. And, this one is in K for language arts and 2nd grade for math…”

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Reevaluating your evaluations

The end of year is a signal for many homeschool households to either administer a standardized test or have their portfolio reviewed. But, how about an evaluation done by the parents of the previous school year itself?

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Education: what does that mean anyway?

To truly learn something requires working through four steps that can be described by using the acronym TEAM: Teach; Engage; Assess; and Master. These steps can be linear but often the teacher and student may cycle back on the different steps as needed.

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Test prep (assessment series, part three)

Standardized test taking is a skill and one worth practicing. During the school year, you can practice this skill by using the tests included with your curriculum. If you only use informal assessments in your home school, your student will not be prepared for the biggies like the ACT or SAT.

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