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How to Love Your Kids’ Writing

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It can be frustrating as all get-out to edit a paper that’s riddled with errors.

So how can we put a positive spin on editing and grading when we’re feeling peevish?

Here are three heartfelt tips for how to love your kids’ writing, especially when you’d rather wad it into a ball and toss it across the room..... continue reading

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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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Summer Homeschool Giveaway

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

The Mystery of History Giveaway, July 17-23

Your choice! Win one of the 4 volume bundles
Vol. 3 Student Reader and Companion Guide Book or CD- Rom
Win two....your choice!
 One of Cathy Duffy's Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum!

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WriteShop-My Favorite Writing Program For My Child

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WriteShop

Guest Post by Michelle Cleveland  

WriteShop is not only an excellent writing program, it is also excellent is helping the parent/teacher know what and how to teach and how to correct writing assignments! You can teach your child to write and the process does not need to be daunting! 

Although I enjoyed writing classes when I was in school (years and years ago), the idea of teaching our children a writing program was extremely intimidating and overwhelming. An experienced homeschooling friend (who was teaching her teens at the time) recommended I try WriteShop.

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Sale! Online Spring and Summer Classes from Currclick

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Here are just a few brand new classes that have just been added to the CurrClick catalog. Take a look! You might see exactly what you need for your family.

Classes for summer from HIS Creation Science Online include:

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Life in Antarctica (SUMMER 2017)
Starts June 19, 2017
Meets Monday at 10:00 am CDT (UTC-5)
Ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13
Live Class: $45.00 $33.75
Teach Me Chemistry (Elementary grades) Summer 2017
Starts June 19, 2017
Meets Thursday at 12:00 pm CDT (UTC-5)
Ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13
Live Class: $45.00 $33.75
Anatomy (Elementary) Summer 2017
Starts June 19, 2017
Meets Monday at 2:00 pm CDT (UTC-5)
Ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13
Live Class: $45.00 $33.75

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