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    Published on 04-29-2016 04:15 PM
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    As you look ahead to next year's homeschool and ponder what curricula and tools you'll be using, there is no better way to make those decisions that being able to see for yourself if a program is right for your family. For that reason, every Friday in May we will be linking you to free trials and demos of resources you may or may not have heard of.

    Definitely take advantage of your chance to take these secular homeschooling programs for a test drive - - without spending a dime! Be watching our home page and our social networks for announcements of each Friday's featured trials during May.

    Because the best way to know if a curriculum or option is going to be a good fit is to try it for yourself!
    by Published on 03-29-2016 02:14 PM
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    You hear a lot in education circles about “integrated learning.” That’s “education speak” for how students make connections by studying something across multiple curriculum subjects. Or what we homeschoolers like to call “real life.” And learning doesn’t get much more integrated than when you bring along some paper and a pencil while walking in the great outdoors.Let’s take a look at some of the incredible things secular homeschoolers can accomplish by nature journaling.
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    by Published on 02-15-2016 01:12 PM
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    Hi. I’m glad to be joining you for this week’s Soup to Nuts forum. The topic I’m proposing comes from a motto my husband Hank and I use in our daily work: the arts are not an elective; they’re not a frill. They’re a treasure.

    Hank and I are both kids of the 1950s, back when Arts’ Education was still well integrated into public education. We had the iconic music lady coming into the classroom three days a week (“Open your songbooks, children”), plus our own teachers generally played the piano pretty well. We had regular classes in folk dancing, arts, and crafts. And there was a theater production each semester, as I recall, staged in the Elementary-School auditorium. Low budget, but pretty good quality, and one way or another, everyone participated.

    In our era, kids were expected to play an instrument or be in choir. Between, say, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., streets ...
    by Published on 01-28-2016 11:19 AM
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    3. Homeschooling with Technology,
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    As humongously popular as Minecraft has become, it’s not surprising that people are cashing in on everything from subscription-based servers to themed accessories to homeschool curriculum. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of Minecraft-related goodies out there with no price tag. That’s right... this list is for highlighting all the completely FREE Minecraft resources for kids, broken down by category.

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    Free Minecraft General Education Resources

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    Infographic: Homeschooling Acronyms Abbreviations There are few things more frustrating to new (or even experienced!) homeschoolers than heading to a social community or forum and landing in a sea of unknown letter combinations. Homeschoolers have certainly created their own online shorthand for the curricula, styles, and general phrases they use over and over. This infographic will help you make sense of the most common acronyms and abbreviations you may encounter on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and online communities.

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