Articles by: Mary Ellen

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10 Reasons to Homeschool

The bus pulled up to the end of the driveway, and my little boy (then six years old) climbed aboard. Turning toward me with a smile and wave, he was off. He seemed happy enough and excited to go to school, so why did I have a sick feeling in […]

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Finding homeschool support

Finding Homeschool Support

“Without counsel, plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22 Choosing to homeschool your children is a worthy and important undertaking. It’s exciting to think about custom making an education for your children. Along with your hopeful plans will also come questions, concerns, and at times anxiety. You […]

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Approaches to Learning Math

Einstein once said, “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” What an interesting concept. Math is poetry. The Poetry of Math When I ponder that idea, it begins to make sense to me. Poetry is the masterful rhythm of composition, the intentional putting together of words […]

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Teaching Language Arts

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” So much wisdom from good ole Dr. Seuss. As homeschoolers, reading is the most foundational and important skill that we will teach our children; however, we must think beyond […]

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Managing Home and Homeschool

Homeschooling by itself is a full-time job, and so is keeping house. Sometimes it seems when I focus on one, the other inevitably falls behind. Can you relate? Making our house a home for our families and educating our children is such important work, probably the most significant thing we’ll […]

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Making a Homeschool Schedule

Rhythm. This term, most associated with music is defined as movement or procedure with uniform or patterned recurrence of a beat, accent, or the like. What does the rhythm of your homeschool day sound like? Like a melodious orchestrated symphony or more like a cacophony? Establishing a homeschool schedule that […]

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