Holidays

3 Ways to Teach Poetry to Your Homeschooler

April is national poetry month and a wonderful opportunity to make poetry a part of your homeschooling. Poetry, especially for emergent writers, is a wonderful genre because the emphasis is on the art of writing, rather than rules and structure.  Many homeschoolers struggle with writing, getting hung up on spelling and grammar.  Poetry is freeing, …

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The Best Valentine’s Gift You Can Give Your Homeschooler

It’s February, the month of love! Whether or not Valentine’s Day is your thing, it’s a lovely opportunity to remember to put love front and center when there are homeschooling frustration, meltdowns, and power struggles.  One of the best ways for homeschoolers to feel loved, is to make them feel heard.  As a homeschooling parent, …

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Conquering the Homeschooling Winter Blues

January is a long month and it feels like forever until Spring. There’s cold weather, Covid restrictions, and winter illnesses. There’s less opportunity to go outside, and being stuck at home day after day is tough – especially for children. You plan the homeschooling routine as you normally would, but your homeschooler is just too …

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Add Some Science to Your Thanksgiving This Year

Families that celebrate Thanksgiving know how central food is to the holiday. Maybe you choose to talk about the history of settlers mistreating Native Americans, maybe you choose to focus on family and giving thanks for the wonderful parts of life. Here’s a way to add some history and science to your pre-Thanksgiving learning time.  …

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