New Homeschooler - Mustering the Courage to Face THE 4 Homeschool Biggies Part 1.

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Oh my goodness, I have missed you terribly. Just to update you before I share my post today about mustering the courage to face THE 4 homeschool biggies, I have finally sold my home and we will be staying in hotels and visiting relatives for the next few weeks before we fly overseas.

My brain is brimming with so many more topics I want to share with you about not only how...

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New Homeschooler - How To Start Homeschooling Kindergarten Part 1

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 8:45 PM

When sharing the how-to’s of homeschooling I tend to start at the beginning or how to start homeschooling kindergarten.

Oh sure we start educating our children from the time they are born but homeschooling kindergarten is really the grade we think of as formal homeschooling.

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New Homeschooler Scope & Sequence Beginner's Tips

Posted on May 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM

No term seems as daunting to grasp to a new homeschooler than a scope and sequence. You don’t have to have a teaching degree to wrap your mind around new terms. Too, sometimes there is just too much hype in trying to understand new terms and I feel scope and sequence can fall into one of those types of things. I don’t want to minimize the importance of understanding the term. But it’s not necessary to completely understand all the details of a scope and sequ...

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Tips for New Homeschoolers on How To Teach Composition

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Seasoned homeschoolers speak of penmanship, copywork and composition and it can be quite confusing to understand the purpose of each when you are a new homeschooler.

Penmanship is learning how to write and form letters, while composition is composing or crafting sentences to ...

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Dynamic Reader Question: Tips for Teaching a Young Writer to Take his Ideas from a Trickle to a Waterfall

Posted on April 6, 2013 at 1:35 AM

 Hi Tina, I really enjoy reading your emails. This is my first year home schooling and you've really helped a lot. My son is 9 & is now enjoying learning. He loves being home schooled also. I do have a question tho and hope you can help me. When doing projects with my son. He has a lot of ideas. Or when he learns something & it gets his interest sparked. We have really great discussions. But when asked to put those ideas on paper and summarize ...

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