Your Homeschool Questions- Part 2

Homeschool QuestionsPart 2 Scheduling, Time Management, and Home Organization In this series of articles, a panel of homeschoolers have informally shared some of their teaching tips, thoughts, and experiences on a wide variety of homeschool questions that were submitted to…

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Answering Your Homeschool Questions – Part I

In this series of articles, a panel of homeschoolers have informally shared some of their teaching tips, thoughts, and experiences on a wide variety of homeschool questions that were submitted to us. The first in a four-part series, this post…

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When God Writes Your Lesson Plans

by Melissa Barnes I had it all planned. We would finish Unit One the Friday before my due date. My Unit Two plans would be ready before I delivered. We would take the week of the baby’s birth off and…

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A New Season

by Maiya Drennen Summer is almost here, and with it comes our “second wind” after New Year’s resolutions have come and gone. I am trying to make it a time of evaluation, both of the goals that I had made…

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Shopping at the UCS

by Kyndra Steinmann We finished the last spelling test last week and I am now knee-deep in planning for next year and deciding what I need to look for at the convention! With five children and a co-op to shop…

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8 Tips for Homeschooling with an Infant

This fall, I am once again homeschooling with an infant. We love her to pieces but she can be terribly distracting and very loud! Still, this isn’t the first time we’ve been here, and with a little rearranging and setting…

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White Space: Why It’s Essential

by Kyndra Steinmann How do we keep up with everything we have to do as homeschool moms? Not just the teaching, but also the cooking, the housekeeping, and all the activities? Is there a place for us to rest our…

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Working Out the Flow

by Kyndra Steinmann It’s one of the last lovely days of summer, and I am sitting on my porch, listening to my five-year-old play with a friend. The three-year-old and two-month-old are napping, and the seven- and eight-year-olds are having…

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Getting Connected

Q. I’m planning to homeschool in January. What is the best way to get my questions answered, connect with other homeschoolers, and find out about homeschool events? A. Connecting with other homeschoolers is a great way to begin. Not only…

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Planning for Off Days

by Kyndra Steinmann It’s time to plan school for next year. One of the things I’ve realized as I’ve worked on this coming year is that I need to have a plan in place for weeks when life is stressful,…

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Rebuilding the Routine

by Kyndra Steinmann Last time I told you how taking a break from school had morphed into taking a break from responsibilities and routines altogether, and how that had given us an unhealthy family atmosphere. We’re on the road to…

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Testing Deadline Missed!

  Q. What can I do if I miss the August 1 testing deadline? A. Although the deadline is very close, you still have a few options. An online version of the California Achievement Test is available for students in…

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Five Steps for Successful Homeschool Planning

Now that I’m home from the convention and we have finished up our last few subjects, my mind is turning to planning the new year and using all of the materials I purchased in June!   This is our fifth…

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Handling the Stress and Pressure Before Graduation

by Maiya Drennen   The months leading up to graduation will quite possibly be some of the most stressful and pressure-filled months of your life. Trying to finish up the last bit of schoolwork, figuring out where to go to…

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Feeling Behind? That Can Be a Good Thing!

So, last June, at the HEAV Convention, you saw these neat books with all kinds of activities and you thought, “Oh wow! The kids would really love these, and we would learn so much, and enjoy it, too!”   So…

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Days and Hours of Instruction

Q. Should I keep a record of the days and hours of home instruction and if so, to whom do I submit it? A. The compulsory attendance law in §22.1-254(A) states that a parent or guardian must send a child…

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When Life Broadsides Your Homeschool

By Vicki Bentley, www.everydayhomemaking.com You had a wonderful plan this fall for a well-rounded education, envisioning academic excellence and character development in your smiling, well-adjusted offspring. But then…It happened (pick one): Your husband got transferred, and you have now moved across country,…

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What Your Child Should Know

Q. How do I find out what my child is supposed to know by the end of each grade? A. The skill subjects are the most important subjects your child should know by the end of the year. For each…

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