popular topics in homeschooling

  • School and Learning
    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Including Vacations in Your Homeschool
    Including Vacations in Your HomeschoolFor homeschool families, vacations are often the ultimate field trip. The great thing about using a vacation as a field trip is that your kids will be learning without even realizing it! There are many ways t...
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    How to Homeschool
    Preparing for Homeschool
    Preparing for HomeschoolHomeschool, like traditional schools, is based on a year period of time for planning and assessment purposes; progress through a student's education is measured by grade level. There is lots of work you need to do to prepa...
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    How to Homeschool
    Homeschooling Teens
    Homeschooling TeensThe Whys, and the Must-Haves The idea of homeschooling through high school can be scary. Parents tell me, "I could never homeschool my teen - I barely got through some of my own high school classes!" But homeschool advocates a...
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  • School and Learning
    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Documenting a Field Trip
    Documenting a Field TripBefore you take a field trip, think of some ways to document your field trip. This is useful for documentation purposes and it can be useful for follow-up work that you might require your students to complete, such as a fi...
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    Homeschooling Support
    Participating in Homeschool Conventions, Conferences, and Seminars
    Participating in Homeschool Conventions, Conferences, and SeminarsHomeschool conventions, conferences, and seminars are a great way to expand both your knowledge of homeschooling and your personal homeschool network. These activities generally of...
  • School and Learning
    Homeschooling and Socialization
    Helping a Homeschooled Child Keep in Touch with School Friends
    Helping a Homeschooled Child Keep in Touch with School FriendsIf your child has been in an institutional school for awhile, he probably has some friends. Removing a child from the school environment obviously presents challenges for your child ma...
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    Homeschooling Support
    Homeschooling vs. Public School
    Learn where to find statistical information on homeschooling versus public schooling. ...
  • Activity Center
    Activities and Crafts
    Activity Center
    Find endless activities for little hands.
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    Homeschooling Groups
    Getting Involved with Homeschool Associations
    Getting Involved with Homeschool AssociationsMost states have a homeschool association. Most of these associations serve several purposes, such as representing the needs of homeschoolers with state government leaders, influencing the legislative ...
  • School and Learning
    Transitioning to Homeschooling
    Understanding the Reasons for Transitioning from "Regular" School to Homeschool
    Understanding the Reasons for Transitioning from "Regular" School to HomeschoolIf your child is already in school and you have decided to homeschool him or her, your reasons for doing so probably fall into one of the following two categories:My c...
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    Homeschooling Groups
    Finding Homeschooling Mentors
    Finding Homeschooling MentorsOne of the best relationships that you can cultivate is with one or more homeschool mentors – a mentor is simply someone who has more experience with homeschooling than you do (hopefully quite a bit more), who is wil...
  • Kids
    School Shootings
    Homeschooling Out of Fear
    Given all the school killings in recent years, many parents are having second thoughts about enrolling or keeping their children in school. ...
  • School and Learning
    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Creating and Maintaining a Homeschool Calendar and Schedule
    Creating and Maintaining a Homeschool Calendar and ScheduleNow that you know how many days of instruction (school days) you will have in a year, when the school year will start, and when the breaks will be, you are ready to create your homeschool...
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    Homeschooling Groups
    Connecting with Other Homeschoolers (You Probably Know Some Already)
    Connecting with Other Homeschoolers (You Probably Know Some Already)Connecting with other homeschoolers probably won't be as hard as you imagine – it is likely that you already know several homeschoolers even if you don't know that you do. Just ...
  • School and Learning
    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Planning Your Homeschool Year
    Planning Your Homeschool YearAfter you have determined the number of days in your school year, you will need to decide how you want to achieve that number of days by planning your school year. You know that the year has 365 days available for sch...
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    Legal Guidelines for Homeschooling
    Parent Seeks a Sample IHIP (Individualized Home Instruction Plan)
    Read the extensive Questions and Answers published by the New York State Education Department. Unfortunately, New York is not a "homeschool-friendly" state. ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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  • School and Learning
    Homeschooling Groups
    Understanding Why a Homeschool Network Is So Important
    Understanding Why a Homeschool Network Is So ImportantThere are many reasons you should build a network of homeschool people with whom you interact regularly:Encouragement and support. There's nothing like being able to share the joys and frustra...