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Homeschool writing—overcome the obstacles and accomplish your shoulds.

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

We've heard all the obstacles. And we know they are real! 

  • I'm a math and science person. Writing doesn't come easily to me. So we skip it.
  • My kids hate writing. It's like pulling teeth! I avoid the battle altogether.
  • I have no idea how to grade my children's writing. So I don't.
  • We do a little creative writing and report writing here and there. I know it's not enough, but I don't really know how to teach writing in a comprehensive way.
  • I have great plans, but they never seem to come to fruition. I'm not good at spontaneously adding writing to our other lessons like history and science.

We've heard all of your guilt-filled shoulds:

  • I know I should teach more writing. My kids are now in middle school, and they still can't write a decent essay!
  • We should spend more time on writing. I just don't know where to start. I get overwhelmed.

Now, here's the solution: continue reading

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11th Grade Curriculum Plans

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

The pessimist would say, "The summer is already half gone." The optimist would say, "We still have half the summer to enjoy!" Which are you?

I usually wait until mid summer to finalize what I am doing for the coming school year. Because I have been homeschooling for 20 years and we have graduated 3 children from homeschool and only have one left, I usually have a pretty good idea of where I am going for the next school year, so I take my time. But, all children are different. My "baby" is no exception. I realized this week that I needed to start making some real decisions. So I talked with her about her options and we came up with a plan.

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What's A Unit Study?

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Hands-on learning is lapbooks, drama, unit studies, games, nature walks, and building projects; creating artwork for Grandma and baking treats for the neighbors; sewing and beading and paper crafting. Hands-on learning is gardening and raising fish or lizards or sea monkeys. Hands-on learning is knitting hats for orphanages and entering rabbits in county fairs; collecting flowers or insects, rocks or chickens or snakes, and identifying them, researching their habits and habitats, and building exhibits. Hands-on learning is creating code for computer games and creating home-based businesses as entrepreneurs.

Your children will have far better memories and a far greater learning capacity,.... continue reading.

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