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  1. Our Back to Homeschool Week

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    Back to Homeschool...Or as some say "not-back-to-school" week!

    This past week, Celeste and I started our homeschool year. My teens started back last Thursday at the local senior high school and we enjoyed the last days of Nana's visit on Thursday and Friday.

    Monday was "back to the books" and the routine. We had a great first week, with just a little drama! We met with homeschool friends on Monday afternoon ...
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  2. School and Education: You Have Choices.

    ...A few friends have come to me in the past week asking about homeschooling laws, and how I made that decision. It was clear for us when M threatened suicide in third grade. It’s not so clear for others that don’t get to that point, or when they just don’t know if they are able to.

    Then you have comments like this:

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  3. Homeschool Planning: Organizing and Time ‘Management’ Tools.

    As I’ve talked about before, we homeschool year round. We had a decent run this summer; it was fairly relaxed, we explored a lot of topics, and we experienced a few new things. During our down time though, I decided that maybe I should try a more different approach to planning. I keep hearing this phrase ‘homeschool planning’. Maybe I should do that. ...
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  4. Our Homeschool Room

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    With the new school starting in only a few weeks, I thought I would share our homeschool space with you. We don't have a specific room and never have had one in the last three homes we have lived in since we started homeschooling. Besides for extra storage, I wouldn't want one!


    We enjoy homeschooling in the family room, the kitchen, the backyard, and also other places like the public library!

    The majority of our time is spent ...
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  5. Getting Ready for Academic Research … and College!

    With so many library resources and information overload on the Internet, finding reliable sources for a research paper can be challenging for today’s teens. JSTOR’s Research Basics for High School Students provides an easy-to-follow tutorial so your learner can save time when exploring content. This free online course has three modules, each comprised of short video lectures followed by learning activities, concluding with an assessment and the opportunity to earn a badge to share.
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