Monthly Archives: June 2009

Teaching Multiple Ages – Part 3

For the last two weeks, I’ve been discussing different aspects of teaching multiple ages of children. In part 1, I mentioned choosing curriculum that would assist you in teaching multiple levels by utilizing a combination of curricula that combined children and worked for independent learning. Last week, in part 2, I provided some basic philosophies […]

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Photo Published

Yesterday morning while I was getting ready for church, my husband came running into the room with the newspaper. Our local paper had asked for amateur photos taken in the Smokies, so I decided to send in a few. They actually printed one of mine! (And they only printed 6.)Though not a major paper by […]

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Family Hike

Yesterday my family went to Grayson Highlands State Park in southwestern Virginia. It is one of our favorite places to hike because a great deal of the hike is along a treeless ridge, making for spectacular views. Yesterday we decided to try to hike along the Appalachian Trail to Mt. Rogers. That was an optimistic […]

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The King James Only Controversy

  The King James Only Controversy, Revised Edition By James R. White / Bethany House The King James Version has been trusted by Christians for generations. Today it’s the center of a debate where critics charge that contemporary translations have changed essential Christian doctrines. In this revised edition of his noteworthy book, James White refutes […]

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How to Teach Multiple Ages – Part 2

Last week, I talked about choosing curriculum for teaching multiple ages. I mentioned some examples of curricula that are good for independent learning, and some that are designed for combining children. I also told of the necessity of balancing those types of curriculum with those that require intensive teacher involvement. This week, I will give […]

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Never too early

My new motto — It’s never too early to train kids to do laundry! What are some other good chores for young children? By Kristen H.

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Living Memory

The following review is my latest contribution to Curriculum Choice. Many people today think that memorization is unimportant. They argue that anything that they need to know, they can look up on-line. But can a person be truly educated if he doesn’t "know" anything? I think not. We need knowledge in order to understand new […]

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Finishing Projects

There’s a new weekly homeschool/education meme hosted by Fivejs. She wants to know how you fill up your kids’ thirst for knowledge. In our house, we love doing hands-on projects. OK, let me rephrase that. The kids love doing hands-on projects. I am not so fond of the mess. But, I have found that nothing […]

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Saving Money at CVS

I have been reading about all the money people can save by shopping at CVS, using the Extra Bucks that they receive for buying specific items. I had tried shopping there last year with what seemed like decent savings, but I wound up spending all my EB around Christmas on stuff that didn’t give me […]

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How to Teach Multiple Ages – Part 1

Choosing Curriculum A common question that homeschool teachers are asked, is how they manage to teach all their kids at the same time. I think this question stems from a lack of understanding of how different homeschooling is from the typical public school classroom. Two keys to teaching multiple levels at home are independent study […]

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