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What I Wish I Had Known as a New Homeschool Dad

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Are you just starting out on this homeschooling journey? Here are 10 things I wish I’d known when I was a new homeschooling dad..... continue reading here

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Civitas- An Exciting Engaging World Government Game!

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"I had to force them to stop playing!"

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Susan Kemmerer of Schoolhouse Publishing shared these great photos with Tyler Hogan, creator of Civitas to share how much her homeschool co-op class loves our fast-paced card game.

"Tyler, here is my Civics class playing your Civitas game. They loved it!! They didn't want to stop. I literally had to force them to stop because my next class was beginning. The one young man in the backwards cap became the Communist dictator, and we could not get him out of power. It was hilarious. Fabulous game! I highly recommend it. The bigger the group, the more exciting it gets." Continue reading 

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Important Things That a Test Can't Measure

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Important Things That Tests Can't Measure - All About Learning Press

 

You see, I’ve seen what can happen when a child takes a test score too seriously. The shoulders slouched in defeat. The voice shaking with embarrassment. The sad eyes letting you know that your child is sorry to have let you down. 

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7 Weeks of Holiday Giveaways!

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

The holiday season is a time for giving! 

Yellow House Book Rental has partnered with some wonderful friends to give you some really awesome prizes for your homeschool, family, and mom!

Each week we will be giving away a Yellow House Book Rental gift card as well a prize from our friends: Music appreciation curriculum, pastel art bundle, Juice Plus nutrition consultation, children gummies and sample packets, Life of Fred bundle, phonics reading book sets, Enrichment Studies gift card, and more!

This way for a chance to WIN!

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Homeschool Scheduling: I wish I'd known in my early years

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Guest post by DianaWaring.com  
Diana Waring
Dear Friends,
I have one bit of advice for you that I wish I'd known in my early homeschooling years.
Ready?
Don't schedule every minute or every hour. In fact, be very slow to add anything to your minimum "must-do" list.
The reason?
Having sufficient free time is critical to the long-term success of homeschooling.
And, here's why:
  • Your kids are not robots when it comes to learning. Some days they will be eager to learn; other days they will be tired, emotional, or overwhelmed. Having the freedom in your schedule to work with the days when everything goes well AND the days when everything goes wrong makes your homeschool sustainable over the long haul.
     
     
  • You are not a robot when it comes to parenting/teaching. Some days you will be eager to teach, cook, clean, drive, discuss, and let your kids make a messy art project. Other days you will be tired, emotional, or overwhelmed,.... read more

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