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So Many Homeschool Conference Choices!

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Most of us are now on day 15 of being "shut-in". How has life changed for you?
One big difference for the homeschool community is the homeschool conferences. So many homeschool conference choices! They normally kick off in the spring and go through the summer. Every one of one them, this year, is online. No on-location ones this year.
There are so many choices. Which one is right for you?.... find out here

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HELP! How Do I Homeschool with Confidence?

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Homeschooling can be very challenging, even frightening, to a parent new to educating their children at home. Even veteran homeschool parents come across new challenges. We all need some guidance every now and then.

I am very passionate about homeschooling and love sharing what I have learned during my 22 plus years of teaching my four children at home. How may I help you today?

Because of my years of experience and owning Yellow House Book Rental, I am often approached for homeschooling advice and I love it! I have learned a great deal through trial and error over the years.

I would love to talk with you, encourage you, and help you in any way that I can. Learn more

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Watch your Child's Reading, Math, and Confidence Soar by Playing Games

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

 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. Thank You!   I am so excited to tell you about this FREE 8-week course. Learn how your child's reading, math, and confidence will soar just by playing these games fromEquipping Minds  Keep reading to find out how to get your Equipping Minds with Games...

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Thankful That I Can Homeschool My Struggling Learner

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Has your child ever blurted out, “I’m not smart like my brother and sisters. Mom, what subject am I good at? Name one!” Our children, just like us, compare themselves to their friends, their sibling and those around them. When they don’t measure up like they think they should it is very frustrating to them....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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