How to Homeschool with Coloring Books
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How to Homeschool with Coloring Books

Coloring books are the current rage!  So why not use them in your homeschool?  You’ve probably noticed how popular coloring books have become for folks of all ages–from young children to teens to adults. Some of us here at Hip Homeschool Moms recently had the chance to use some coloring books that were created to…

An Exciting New Kindergarten Curriculum Review
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An Exciting New Kindergarten Curriculum Review

This is the History / Bible / Literature program Sonlighters have been wishing for—a delightful, age-appropriate Kindergarten American History program, done in Sonlight’s signature style! My name is Katie, and my daughter Kora is almost 5 years old. Even though she’s young, I’ve been homeschooling her for the past year, mostly via reading, educational play,…

Review of Apologia’s Online General Science Class for Middle School
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Review of Apologia’s Online General Science Class for Middle School

Review of Apologia’s Online General Science Class for Middle School Our son began his 8th grade year as a homeschooler this past fall. He has been homeschooled from the start, and we’ve always chosen his curriculum using an eclectic approach, mostly with the intent of catering to his strengths while moving his weaknesses forward at…

Remembering Harper Lee:  5  Lessons from Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird
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Remembering Harper Lee: 5 Lessons from Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird

Four years ago, the world lost literary legend, Harper Lee.  In 1960, Lee became instantly famous for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird: a tale about friendship, racism, justice, and growing up in a sleepy Alabama town in the 1930s.  A native of Monroeville, AL, Harper Lee was a quiet, private woman who…

A Christmas Journal: 25 Days of Creative Writing for the Christmas Season
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A Christmas Journal: 25 Days of Creative Writing for the Christmas Season

Do you have a more relaxed homeschool schedule during December? Or maybe you take the month off from formal school? Whether you keep right on going, slow down your pace, or take a total break from formal homeschooling during December, you’ll love this Christmas Journal with 25 days of creative writing for the Christmas season!…

Help Your Child Develop Better Reading Skills (and Enjoy It!)
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Help Your Child Develop Better Reading Skills (and Enjoy It!)

Many children just don’t enjoy learning to read! Years ago when I was teaching my son to read, he was definitely one of those children! He wanted to already know how to read without going through the learning-to-read process. Some children enjoy the process, and others (like my son) just want to skip the hard…

Moms Like You Share Their Opinions of Learn Math Fast
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Moms Like You Share Their Opinions of Learn Math Fast

“I thought my daughter was never going to understand math!” my friend said. Math just didn’t make sense to her daughter at all. When she’d been about 8 years old, she’d finally started to understand the simplest math concepts. As the years went by and she became a tween and then a teen, she never…