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Letter to a Homeschool Mom

Letter to a Homeschool Mom

Dear Homeschool Mom, I know that this time of year can be hard.  The excitement and newness of the school year has given way to exhaustion and routine.  The questions tumble through your mind: Am I doing the right thing for my children?  If God wants me to homeschool,...

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Longer Literary Works to Read Before High School Graduation

Longer Literary Works to Read Before High School Graduation

Reading is imperative! Joseph Addison, a 17th century English poet and playwright, said that, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” It is a truth that is universal, spanning time and space. Studying novels and longer pieces of work (like plays) is an...

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Why Should I Outsource History?

Why Should I Outsource History?

As homeschool parents we have a lot of decisions to make regarding curriculum and classes.  Do I teach a subject myself, or do I outsource it? This a big question to answer. There are a number of subjects that many parents find difficult to teach. Math and science,...

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How to Immerse Yourself in Foreign Language Using Technology

How to Immerse Yourself in Foreign Language Using Technology

We all agree that one of the best ways to learn a foreign language is to completely immerse yourself in the country where that language is spoken, right?  After all, the goal of an immersion program is that you eat, sleep, breath, and otherwise operate in the target...

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Bugs, Bugs, and MORE Bugs

Bugs, Bugs, and MORE Bugs

How do you feel about bugs? I have a confession… I HATE bugs.  Really.  I can’t stand them.  You might ask: how can a science teacher not like bugs?  I don’t know if I’ve always disliked creepy crawlies.  In fact, I’m not sure where it all started.  But I do love to...

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What’s in a Lab Report?

What’s in a Lab Report?

What Should be in a Lab Report? You’re a high school student and have just performed a lab at home.  You collected the equipment, read and followed the procedure, and jotted down the results.  Now what?  Well, it is important to learn how to master the typed lab...

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Literary Analysis is not Just for Future English Majors

Literary Analysis is not Just for Future English Majors

Every academic discipline has the inevitable, “Why do I need this?” topic.  For English classes, that topic is literary analysis.  It’s easy to dismiss the importance of literary analysis if you think you will never use it again outside of high school, but assuming...

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