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

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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. 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 Homeschooling each of our children and directing their learning to their strengths and...

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BIG savings at Homeschool Buyers Co-op!

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, 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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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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Are my kids the only average homeschoolers?

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

In nearly 20 years of homeschooling I have certainly heard an abundance of absolute BALONEY about the wonders of home education. 

We’ve all seen the articles about families with a dozen homeschooled children that have all somehow turned out to be child prodigies and geniuses that are graduating from college.

The reality.....

All kinds of kids are homeschooled. Smart ones. Struggling ones. Geniuses.  Kids with learning disabilities.  Kids that.... continue reading

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