Category Archives: Grade Levels

Grade level posts, including elementary, high school, etc.

Homeschooling Pre-teen Boys: 8 Guidelines That Bring Peace

It’s happening before my very eyes: my charming, compliant adolescent son is being replaced by a slightly less appealing version—a version that bristles at instruction and grits his teeth at disliked tasks. To be blunt, homeschooling my pre-teen boy is not … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Use the Simple Tool of Talking in Your Homeschool

Do your kids talk a lot? Mine too! On more than one occasion I have prayed for an off button. I have one who can go on endlessly about Greek mythology and another who could set fire to my ears … Continue reading

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Give Your Teen the Gift of Independent Learning by Homeschooling

Several years back, when one of my older daughters was wading into her first semester of college, she called and thanked me. Not for passing on great recipes, showing her how to wash her own clothes, or allowing her to … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Extend Window on the World

Cultural geography takes on a life of its own, doesn’t it? It goes well beyond the facts of physical geography—such as landforms and bodies of water—and allows us to immerse ourselves in vibrant worlds beyond our own circle of familiarity. … Continue reading

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6 Extension Activities for Kids Who Love My Father’s Dragon

My Father’s Dragon from History / Bible / Literature A is an engaging adventure through Wild Island. It's a favorite with my kids! Here are some easy extension activities you can do as you read through the book. Does the book … Continue reading

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Motor Memory: The Missing Piece for Kids with Bad Handwriting

When teaching our kids manuscript and cursive handwriting, many homeschool parents forget about the importance of motor memory. Motor memory, simply put, is the ability to instantly recall and replicate specific motor movements. When you do something so many times … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Motivate the Dawdling Teenager to Get Homeschool Done

Raising teenagers gets a bad rap. Ask most moms and they will let you in on a huge secret—raising and homeschooling teens is one of the most rewarding phases of parenting! You finally start to see the fruit of years … Continue reading

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