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  1. My reviews of The Adventurous Mailbox

    by , 06-16-2015 at 08:43 AM
    I wanted to share my recent reviews of The Adventurous Mailbox. It is a fantastic product that I was lucky enough to try out and there is a great special offer on till 30 June 2015 to save you money on the product so wanted to give you all a heads up There is a lot of info so best I just post the reviews to tell you:

    Review 1: My initial thoughts and Book 1
    http://expeditionhomeschool.blogspot...s-mailbox.html

    Review 2: ...
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  2. What I Learned In Our First Year of Project Based Homeschool

    by , 06-08-2015 at 10:39 AM
    In our first year of homeschool I grew beyond my own perceived limits of time and energy and even fed my hearty appetite for solitude, all the while mentoring Roscoe to meet his own challenges and to dig more deeply and joyfully into his learning. It was a year spent navigating family life as we do, with an added layer of personal responsibility for Roscoe's kindergarten education.

    At different times throughout last year—certainly in the many months leading up to September after we ...
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  3. The Power of Praising Kids

    by , 05-18-2015 at 04:54 PM
    How to encourage your child without overpraising

    “You are so smart!” “Great job!”

    You’ve likely used phrases like these, particularly when praising a young child for achievements large or small. It’s a natural impulse to enthusiastically sing kids’ praises – both for their successes and as a way to bolster their spirits. But it may not be the best instinct.
    You want your child to be confident in their abilities. How can “Excellent! Well done!” have a negative ...
  4. Weekly Wrap and blurb about history

    by , 05-15-2015 at 02:43 PM
    We have started over, at the beginning, and I am SO glad. Modern history is, of course, worthwhile as a subject – interesting, intriguing, invaluable for understanding our world – but my kiddos, at 9 and 11, want Good Guys and Bad Guys. Trying to explain the subtleties of shifting alliances and what “national interests” are – meh. It’ll be much more interesting to me (and hopefully, to them) when they are 13 and 15. We know so much about the whys of modern history that the details bog the kids ...
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  5. Life & Death

    by , 04-30-2015 at 12:09 PM
    Life is full of amazing learning experiences for kids. It’s also full of sudden experiences that you might not feel well equipped to handle.

    One such experience, for me, is death.

    To continue reading, please go here: Life & Death | SecularSchooling
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