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  1. 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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  2. 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.
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  3. 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 isn’t reading with ease, you may well be made to feel they’re 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 ...
  4. Life with Lilo | Mommy Misadventures

    by , 01-19-2015 at 06:32 PM (Misadventures in Homeschooling)

    Lilo & Stitch has long been one of my favorite Disney movies. But as TLE got older, the movie began to take on a new significance as we realized how different TLE was from other kids.

  5. Weekly Homeschool Report + Friday Link ♥

    by , 11-22-2014 at 07:48 AM (Life on a Canadian Island)
    I started again to write weekly wrap up posts a couple of weeks ago.

    This past week seemed to have flown by!

    Celeste and I had a three full days of homeschool, one full day of learning at the pet store, and today is a P.D. Day.

    Having two children in public school means that Celeste and I usually take the P.D. days off. Today, my oldest and I went to see the new Hunger Games movie, Mocking Jay part 1. We both really enjoyed it! I need to re-read the trilogy ...
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