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  1. Life & Death

    by , 04-30-2015 at 12:09 PM
    Life is full of amazing learning experiences for kids. Itís 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
  2. Oh my goodness..

    by , 04-15-2015 at 01:50 PM (Teaching a Monkey to Fly) I have completely allowed this blog to fall to the wayside. So, let's begin again.

    Here is where we currently stand in our homeschooling adventure:

    The week so far - (pictures can be found at my website).

    It's only Wednesday and it feels as though it's been a long week already. I suppose it doesn't help that I have been sick and The Monk has not (even The Hubs has been ill - and The Monk is not), so making it through the day has been...challenging. ...
  3. The Transition to Independent Learning

    by , 03-12-2015 at 02:21 PM
    Homeschooling during the early and late elementary years can be challenging. It requires a lot of one-on-one interaction and a great deal of time is spent guiding younger students. Many parents look forward to the time when their children become more independent learners. By grade six, students should begin to take on some independent learning responsibilities and lessen the load on the parent teacher. But how do you make that transition into independent learner, while letting your child know ...
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  4. How do YOU say "gifted"? | Mommy Misadventures

    by , 02-16-2015 at 03:03 PM (Misadventures in Homeschooling)

    For so many people, the word "gifted" conjures images of success and talent. Which is exactly why we try our best NOT to use it.
    Read more @ Mommy Misadventures
  5. 6 Essential Skills for Beginning Readers

    by , 02-05-2015 at 04:15 PM
    There is a growing trend, both in education and among many parents, to get kids reading at younger and younger ages. If your kindergartner isnít reading with ease, you may well be made to feel theyíre lagging behind.

    However, you can rest easy that, with exposure and encouragement, most kids are pretty much on the same beginning reader track by first grade. That being said, there are essential pre-reading skills that are of benefit to budding readers. Helping your child from the age ...
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