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How to Encourage Your Child to Write- Model it

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

One of the most constructive ways to encourage a young writer is through modeling.

Why Model and Teach Writing?

Kim from WriteShop explains how teaching writing needs to be more like teaching geometry.

Imagine saying, “OK, Ryan, find the hypotenuse of this triangle. I’m not going to teach you different strategies to solve the problem. Just get started . . . continue reading

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The Best Family Board and Card Games

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Games provide many opportunities for academic practice at every age and stage of learning. 

"Preschoolers and elementary aged students greatly enjoy games! Although parents often cringe at playing games like Candyland (ugh!), there are great lessons for kids in these simple games. Here are just a few reasons to play.....continue reading

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How to Teach Time Management to Teens

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As blunt as this may sound, teens who do not learn time management skills are at risk of becoming adults who procrastinate. In the adult world, their college professor or boss will not care why they are behind on turning in a paper or late showing up for work. 

Part of teaching your teen responsibility involves teaching them how to manage their time wisely. And it doesn’t stop there......continue reading

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Curriculum Highlight- Sonlight

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I absolutely LOVE Sonlight. We used just about all of the cores during my 22 years of homeschooling.
We saw history in a new light. Sonlight uses reading books, living books, not textbooks, to take you and your child through history by drawing you into the events, feelings, and thoughts of those who lived before us. (fiction and non-fiction).......continue reading 

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Homeschooling Teens Successfully

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We all want to homeschool our teens successfullyRaising teenagers is hard work. But it is also one of the most rewarding. They will act like adults one minute and the next they are acting like the toddler we remember! What a difficult time it is for them and for us as parents!... continue reading

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