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Simple Ways to Enjoy Nature Study in October

Simple Ways to Enjoy Nature Study in October Tree study Select a location, either your neighborhood or a nearby trail, and begin a tree study. We are currently learning about the oaks in our area and how to identify the different types of oaks. We are also comparing and contrasting the acorns they produce. When [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:53+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Take a Moment to Evaluate How Your Homeschooling Year is Going

Take a Moment to Evaluate How Your Homeschooling Year is Going A few weeks into the beginning of the year, I find it quite helpful to step back and take a quick objective glance at how our year is going. It is natural for some of us homeschooling parents to get so [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:53+00:00 October 7th, 2016|homeschooling|0 Comments

Even More Reasons to Become an Avid Reader

Even More Reasons to Become an Avid Reader There are many obvious and often discussed benefits derived from being an avid reader, some of the most most well known being that it expands vocabulary, increases one’s ability to communicate clearly, and creates a more competent writer, as well as a deeper thinker.  These are all [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:54+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Books, For Mothers, homeschooling|0 Comments

Raising and Homeschooling an Introvert

Raising and Homeschooling an Introvert Living in a culture that places such tremendous value on extroversion can make raising an introverted child a challenge. From the moment your child holds his head up, people decide whether they adore him, or not, based on how positive a reaction they receive from him. If your wee one loves [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:54+00:00 September 15th, 2016|homeschooling, Parenting|0 Comments

First and Fourth Grade in Our Home

First & Fourth Grade in Our Home Selecting your curriculum and subjects for the year can either be an exciting adventure, or one fraught with questions and anxiety. If you have been homeschooling for years, you might find that you have found your stride and know what works for your children. On the other hand, [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:54+00:00 September 8th, 2016|homeschooling|3 Comments

Math U See Free Curriculum Bundle Give-Away!!!

Math U See Free Curriculum Bundle Give-Away!!! The generous people at Math U See are donating a complete Universal Set of Math U See curriculum to Homeschool Explorations to support us and help get word out. The set includes everything you need for a level of Math U See; the Instruction Manual with complete solutions, the [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:54+00:00 May 24th, 2016|homeschooling|0 Comments

Teaching Older Siblings to Help Teach Younger Ones

Guiding Older Siblings to Help Teach Younger Ones I absolutely love when I accidentally stumble upon something that revolutionizes our homeschooling experience. Such a thing happened last week, and I am still overjoyed by the outcome. I was having one of those days when morning turns into lunch, and lunch turns into [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:54+00:00 May 24th, 2016|homeschooling|0 Comments

Simple Things That Help Me Stay Balanced While Homeschooling

Simple Things That Help Me Stay Balanced While Homeschooling As wonderful a journey this homeschooling adventure is, it can be overwhelming at times. The following are a few practices, or habits, that I have developed to help me stay balanced during this adventure. Quiet Morning Time: I know this might be hard [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:54+00:00 May 18th, 2016|For Mothers|0 Comments

Combining Art & Science

Combining Art & Science Two subjects we don’t often realize go hand in hand beautifully are science and art. Many homeschooling families struggle with how to bring more formal art instruction into their homeschooling. An enjoyable and educational way to accomplish this is to augment your science curriculum with art. The way we go about [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:54+00:00 April 21st, 2016|homeschooling, Nature Study|0 Comments
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