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3 Arguments For Encouraging Your Kids To Read The Classics

new west press reading May 07, 2022

I remember the first time I read my first classic novel; it was an experience I will never forget. Why didn't I start doing this sooner? Why did I assume reading anything other than non-fiction to learn something practical was a waste of time? As Ma Ingalls would say.."For shame, for shame." 

Growing up, I was a voracious reader, reading everything I could get my hands on, such babysitter club books, goosebumps, Highlights magazine, and books like "How to Eat Friend Worms." 

While those books served their noble purpose of fostering a love of reading, I realize now that they didn't leave much room for personal growth. While fun books teach us the pleasures of escaping between the pages, classics teach us lessons we didn't know we needed to learn. 

 

Today's video shows that while kids need to read what they love, it is also important as parents to steer them towards classic literature from time to time or more frequently. Having classics embedded into a homeschool...

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RC Book List #56-60 (Up from Slavery, Kipling, Davy Crockett)

rc book list May 02, 2022

 

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Resources Mentioned:
RC Book List Series- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn3bueBq2a4&list=PLxmEpPtGhMZkXw3pToKq49st4LS_khrtr

Sermon Series on Up From Slavery- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyuOpQyGdAM&list=PLi_bLvwraLFsGgkwKsFLvqQsjMngsoI-R

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Gigil Stem Kit Review

reviews science stem Apr 25, 2022

Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.

As a homeschooling mom, I appreciate GIGIL STEM kits as being both. It is efficient in delivering to my home a fun box with everything needed to complete several activities. There is no waste, just the necessary amount for each project, and I appreciate not having to run to the store and buy large quantities of items I only need one or a few of and then having to store the rest.

Educators create GIGL STEM kids for kids from Pre-K to 5th-grade ages. They contain hands-on activities, with a mixture of activity guides and instructions with video lessons. Each month explores a new theme in STEM.

As someone who focuses on the 3 R's for homeschooling, this is a perfect way to let my kids explore their interest and creativity in STEM-related areas.

Albert Einstein sums it up with his quote, "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking." The perfect win-win is allowing me to focus on...

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Does Homeschooling Affect Social Connections?

Uncategorized Apr 21, 2022

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The pandemic has impacted our way of life in various ways. I think one positive effect is the awareness of social connection and how important it is for everyone. 

Also did you notice when kids were forced to stay home as well as many workers, that no one was concerned with socialization?

 

My husband is one of those people who now permanently works from home. No one, I assure you, is asking him "What about socialization?". No one would also say that working from home should not be an option because of it. 

I doubt we will hear the socialization criticism anymore, but if it does come up you could ask if working from home jobs are harmful to adults because of lack of socialization?

I think this brings us to a better place of discussion, of course it would be ridiculous to altogether ban or label something as harmful, but rather yes social connection is important but it is the responsibility of the individual or in a minor's case, the parent. 

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Homeschool Help 101 | Math A+ Interactive Math

Uncategorized Apr 18, 2022

While homeschooling is the best decision, there can still be many challenges to overcome. Perhaps you are transitioning from one school to another, bouncing around curriculums or life events getting in the way, and now you find there are gaps in knowledge or they are falling behind?

In today's blog, we'll discuss resources that can help you successfully homeschool.

Let's talk about the most common pain point when it comes to homeschooling:

MATH              

Having watched my children use it closely, I think A+ Interactive Math is a fantastic resource! It was developed by an engineer and math tutor who understands the difficulties kids have, along with his wife, who is a computer programmer, to develop this amazing online all-in-one curriculum. 

Benefits of A+ Interactive Math:

  • It’s very interactive and user intuitive so that all kids will be able to easily navigate all the components. 
  • The...
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5 Amazing Things That Happen With Daily RC Writing

Uncategorized Apr 12, 2022

5 Amazing Things That Happen With Daily RC Writing 

 

1. They will look for opportunities to write.

Once they start writing every day, it quickly becomes part of who they are and what they do. Even on days where you “skip” school/writing, they will write a letter, comic, journal or write notes to self. 

2. They Become More Organized.

As they recognize their love of and need for writing, they will move beyond getting it over with a more structured approach. Most successful writers — whatever that may mean to you — schedule their writing time first and actually put it on their calendars. RC students already have the advantage of it being part of their daily academic routine.

3. Their Writer’s Block Will Disappear.

Every writer has experienced that awful feeling of sitting down and just staring at the blank paper, waiting for words to appear. This affliction, of course, is writer’s block, and it’s most often the result of rust...

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My Biggest Homeschool Regret & How I am Changing It

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2022


Homeschooled children who grew up to be famous include Thomas Edison, Teddy Roosevelt, Agatha Christie, Andrew Carnegie, and Alexander Graham Bell.

I wonder if their parents had any regrets, but I think the majority of parents today with an overwhelming amount of choices, can experience FOMO or some little regrets.
bumper- me talking over it (alternate)-This video is about mine but what I am doing now to change it and how you can do it too.

Years ago I learned about the importance of parents reading aloud to their kids, aside from building comprehension, vocabulary, a love of books, the most important being a bonding activity. 
I started the tradition and bought a simple low content book called Read Aloud Family Journal.


The challenge was to read aloud 100 books together and write down our thoughts about it after each book. I loved the concept! I wanted everyone to write in it though so with 6-7 entries per book it wouldn’t last us the way the book was intended. Still, I...

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HOMESCHOOL Morning Routine | Group Learning Morning Ritual

homeschooling Feb 28, 2022

 

Resources Mentioned:

One Year Bible KJV

Word of the Day

A Poem for Every Day of the Year

DK Writers Their Lives and Works

Big Thoughts For Little People

George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation

What Every Child Should Know Along the Way


For Instruction in Righteousness: A Topical Reference Guide for Biblical Child-Training-

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How to Make and Print a Book at Home (Easy Step-by Step Method)

book binding Feb 14, 2022

Would you like to learn how to make and print your books at home?

All you need is to turn your file into a PDF, and you are ready to go. I will show you the proper printer settings to make a book in booklet format using free software.
Let's get started!

 

 

Resources Mentioned:

Links to products I used:
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2 hole Prong Complete Sets
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2 Hole Puncher
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Homeschooling the Pre-K Years

homeschooling Jan 31, 2022

If you have children in preschool age, you are in what I like to call the “thick of it” , the most demanding part of a woman's life. If you also add older children and/or babies to the mix, you are on Defcon 1.

  At any time war can be imminent and you need to be at maximum readiness when physically you could feel the most depleted. In this video I am going to share with you what I did while being pregnant every other year for over a decade. What  works, is enough, is effective without spinning your wheels. The last thing you want to do is spend all your energy digging a hole in the winter when the ground is frozen solid, when you could have just waited until spring when you could have gotten the same result with a lot less effort and time. Before we jump into the tips, just know if you feel overwhelmed, if you feel like you lack support, encouragement, help…you are not alone. 

So if you can relate to any of this, then let’s get...

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