How to get back on top of your homeschool and housework.
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How to keep the passion for learning alive! A follow-up to How to Love to Learn.
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In this webinar, get encouragement to finish out your year well. Find out if you have "Homeschool Mom Disease." Find tips for how you can get it all done in the day. Learn how to homeschool with a toddler in the house. Get suggestions for struggling readers/writers, and students who aren't retaining what the content. Also, get a few practical insights into testing.
Do you start the day already feeling behind? Do you feel like you can't homeschool because you can't seem to get your act together?
You can! Just follow these tips on how to organize your homeschool.
Remember, for household tasks, your family is a team. Conquer the clutter, don't let it conquer you. Even little ones can help with the laundry, with the goal that, eventually, everyone does their own laundry. For meals, create a weekly plan, shop based off that plan, and be sure to use a crock-pot to make your life easier.
The bottom line: Invest time now so you'll have less stress in the future. Set your own standards, and enjoy the process!
Part 1 of organization and time management for homeschooling.
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Break through the "School is boring" barrier! A follow-up to How to Do It.
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Next in the series: Staying the Course
Part 1 of strategies to help your advanced or delayed student get the most out of his/her education at home.
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What about tests in your homeschool? Do you need to do standardized testing? Should you test?
Homeschool veterans tackle tests in homeschooling. Learn about the history of testing and how it was designed for classroom teachers to gauge how all their students were doing on a very broad level. As a homeschool parent, you know how you child is doing even without tests. Your daily interactions give you a very good idea of how your student is doing.
On the other hand, standardized tests are a great way to get an outside perspective on your student. Tests can help you discover the areas and subjects in which your students excel and struggle. Taking a standardized test while homeschooling can be encouraging and informative.
Be sure to learn about your state's standardized test regulations. Some states have strict rules you must follow when it comes to testing for your homeschool.
What can you do over the summer with your homeschoolers? Find ideas you can implement today!
For example, limit TV and computer games. The more they are on, the more easily children become bored. Carry some of the "school time" schedule into the summer. Read-aloud over the summer. Get them started playing outside and they are likely to continue. Keep up with daily chores and some routine.
Sometimes it's hard to get creative. So keep some ideas in your back pocket:
Toddlers add a whole new layer of difficulty to homeschooling. How do you keep your toddlers happily occupied while you teach your older children?
Homeschool moms share the things they've learned about homeschooling with toddlers in this helpful webinar.
When homeschooling with preschoolers, it's important to have special school supplies just for them. Get some great picture books, some "school only" toys, and some large crayons and paper. This will make school time special for your preschoolers while giving you time to homeschool your other students.
It is important to schedule your school time strategically as well. Do the subjects where you need to really devote attention and time to your students during nap time. Even setting up a special quiet time will enable you to homeschool with your preschooler.
It's also helpful to get your older children involved with helping their younger siblings. Older students can read the school read-alouds to their siblings while you care for the toddler.
Also make sure you have "Mom Time" where you can spend time one-on-one with your preschooler.
Play Dates can be a great way to interact with friends, change things up, and give you connections. But be careful to not get so many people together that you can't pay attention to your children anymore. You can find support and friends for both you and your children.
Homeschooling with preschoolers is a challenge, but it is only a season. This time passes quickly, so don't miss opportunities to value and include your preschooler in your homeschool.
How to minimize distractions and maximize the learning.
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Part 1 of teaching Sonlight with a large family using multiple Cores.
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In this workshop, Kelly walks you through the high school years of homeschooling. She shows you how to teach advanced subjects, prepare your children for college, gives you pointers on preparing transcripts and more.
Homeschooling high school brings with it the world of transcripts. Don't let transcripts keep you from homeschooling your high schooler.
Packed with helpful information, this webinar walks you through the basics of creating a high school transcript for your homeschool. This video gives you plenty of tips and tricks to get you started down the right path of high school record keeping.
You can homeschool high school. Start keeping records early and you'll do just fine when it comes time to submit your transcript for college admissions.
Judy, Kelly and Jill—homeschool veterans—answer the question Is socialization really an issue? in this informative webinar.
This webinar is filled with tips and suggestions--as well as excellent reminders--that homeschooling provides the best socialization opportunities and environment. Homeschooled students are active in their homes and their communities. Your children can make friends.
You will also discover the ways that traditional school environments create a non-optimal socialization experience. You'll see how homeschooling can be the best socialization preparation your student can get. Homeschooling is a great opportunity to make friends and gain real-world experience in society.
You're going to have a great year with Sonlight. Sonlight guarantees it with a money back "Love to Learn" guarantee. This webinar will help you organize and get started using Sonlight's homeschool curriculum.
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Next, put together your Instructor's Guide, week by week.
Tweak your binder so it works for your homeschool.
Sit down and read the Instructor's Guide introduction so you can get the most from your IG.
Suggestions for field trips, more hands-on activities, writing & geography projects, and more for your World Cultures Core program. Sonlight's World Cultures Cores include Core A and Core F.
Suggestions for field trips, more hands-on activities, writing & geography projects, and more for your World History Core program. Sonlight's World History Cores include Core B, Core B+C, Core C, Core G, Core H and Core W.
Suggestions for field trips, more hands-on activities, writing & geography projects, and more for your American History Core program. Sonlight's World Cultures Cores include Core D, Core D+E, Core E, and Core 100.
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