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Playing with Plays- The best way to do plays by Shakespeare and other famous playwrights

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BIG savings at Homeschool Buyers Co-op!

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 Welcome to Yellow House Book Rental! We are primarily a homeschool curriculum, rental service. However, we offer a variety of services. You can compare each one, at Yellow House Book Rental, and decide which is best for your family.  **This post contains affiliate links and we will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on our links, at no extra cost to you. Thank You! When I began homeschooling 22 years ago we had very few options available to us. Now, there are so many choices, it is overwhelming! I am so grateful that the homeschool movement has grown...

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Personal Finance: A subject we should all be teaching our teens

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Is personal finance and budgeting a required class for your homeschooled high schooler? It is in our homeschool. 
I believe that money management and time management are two very important subjects that are often ignored. Both are subjects that our children will need great skills in for the rest of their lives! Hoping that they just figured it out on their own is wishful thinking. 
Children learn from adult modeled behavior. Is it any surprise then, if parents don't handle their money well, their children will not either? And if you look at statistics, most don't ever figure it out, at least not how to manage it well. (continue reading)

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Christmas-schooling

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It's December, and it's a great time to put aside your regular homeschool routine as you visit with family, make homemade ornaments, and cook your favorite foods. 

When my children were young, it was very hard to homeschool between Thanksgiving and Christmas break. So many extra activities,......continue reading

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Music is Powerful: Harness the Power in Your Homeschool

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Music is Powerful- Ways to Harness the Power in Your Homeschool

 Guest post from Martha Reineke of FreeSchoolLinks. at Musicinourhomeschools.com

MUSIC IS POWERFUL: WAYS TO HARNESS THE POWER IN YOUR HOMESCHOOL

Have you ever laid in a hammock, or on a towel next to the ocean, listening to the sound of the waves lapping at the shore? There is just something about the rhythmic crash of the waves that lulls you into a state of relaxation. You cannot long rest near the shoreline without feeling the effects of the waves.

What if there were a way to have the effects of such a location, without having to travel long distances to the ocean? Similar to the lapping waves, is the beat of a drum, or the sway of a soothing melody. Music is powerful.

Music isn’t just a tool for physical and emotional therapy, however. Music, and learning to play an instrument have been directly linked to higher grades, improved cognitive function and increased concentration levels. Scientists at John’s Hopkins College have experimented with music and shown that educators who employ music in their classrooms have seen an improvement in their students’.... read more

  

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