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Surviving the Homeschool Winter Slump

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Are any of you experiencing the homeschool winter slump right now? The holidays are over, Weather prevents most outdoor activities for many of us. Spring seems so far away. Colds seems to be shared better than anything else in the home. If you are new to homeschooling, don't worry, this is normal. It happens to all of us, whether you have homeschooled for one year or 20+ years

These are just a few of our own ideas and ones we have gathered from other homeschool moms..... continue reading

 

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Easy Activities to Turn President's Day into a Learning Experience

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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 affiliate links. Thank you! My favorite prompt for President’s Day is If I were president…. Resources to help immerse your students. If I Grew Up to Be President This book gives anecdotes about the presidents as children. Students love this unique look at...

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How to Start Again after the Holidays

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Guest post from Deborah Wueheler and the homeschool Minute newsletter

What is wrong with me? I am definitely not ready to even think about school yet. In fact, I am feeling a little down. My biggest problem: My focus is on me! How I feel. What I need. How I fail. This is the real reason for my blues. I need a change of perspective:... continue reading

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Family Christmas Traditions- Slow down and enjoy them.

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Family Christmas Traditions 
If your kids are like mine, there are certain things that you have to do EVERY Christmas. Maybe it's a favorite cookie recipe to bake, a certain ornament to hang on the tree, or something like singing Christmas carols. Whatever traditions you and your children enjoy, be sure that many of your traditions center on remembering Jesus' birth. Take advantage of advent calendars or other ways to remember that special night when Jesus was born. (Gena Suarez
As the 2016 Christmas season unfolds before us, there can be many competing pressures, including:.... continue reading.

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5 Fun Thanksgiving Writing Prompts

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5 Fun Thanksgiving Writing Prompts

IT CAN get pretty hectic around the house in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Instead of assigning your children their normal writing schoolwork, why not take a little break and let them choose one of these clever creative writing prompts? For added fun, have them read their stories after Thanksgiving dinner!

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