Raddish is an easy and fun way to teach your children basic cooking skills and augment your homeschool curricula with math and reading activities. So I am dreadfully behind on my reviews, but I am gradually catching up. Raddish sent me a complimentary box to review several weeks ago. Let me first say I love…

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How do I get a diploma for my homeschool high schooler? How do homeschoolers get high school diplomas?

Do Homeschoolers need high school diplomas? As I am now homeschooling a high school senior for the third time I thought I would answer a question many homeschoolers of high schoolers ask: How do I get a high school diploma for my homeschooler and do they even need one? The short answer is no. Homeschoolers,…

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Does Rosetta Stone really work for homeschoolers?

PencilTreks would like to thank Sarah Carroll, owner of Main Line French Tutor, for contributing the following guest post, “Does Rosetta Stone Really Work?” Please visit Main Line French Tutor to learn more. As a French teacher for over 15 years, I’ve been asked countless times what I think of Rosetta Stone language learning software. …

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How to apply to college as a homeschooler

Top Ten Tips for Applying to College as a Homeschooler Applying to college for any kid is an overwhelming process. When applying to college as a homeschooler though the process can be even more confusing. It’s important for homeschool parents to be prepared and start early to minimize the stress and maximize the potential of…

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Curricula for Homeschool Grade 3, 4, 5

If you haven’t already read my post on designing a homeschool program for third through fifth grade you should read that first.  Otherwise this is a round up of all my absolute best homeschool curricula for elementary school.  Keep in mind while some of these are affiliate links and I will earn a commission on…

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homeschooing first and second grade

What’s the best way to homeschool first and second grade? Parents are often shocked at how little time it actually takes to homeschool first and second grade. Because homeschooling is geared to a specific child and not a classroom full of kids with differing levels and interests homeschooling parents are able to give the child…

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Homeschooling High School

Choosing a Curriculum for Homeschooling High School If you read and reflected on my previous post about homeschooling high school you already have a good idea of how your child learns and what your time constraints are.  Now we can find a specific curriculum for homeschooling high school to ensure your child not only studies…

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Homeschool High School

With the pandemic raging across the country many school districts are calling for either complete distance learning or a hybrid option.  Let me be clear—in most circumstances (not all, but most) what school districts are doing is simply moving school online.  It is NOT homeschooling.  As a result many people are unhappy with the way…

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How to teach homeschool spelling

This one is easy: Don’t. You heard me correctly.  Don’t teach homeschool spelling.  Well, not as an independent subject at least.  All my kids are excellent writers and I gave up spelling lists within the first couple weeks of homeschooling.  There are several reasons for this: Spelling programs are, as a whole, BORING to teach.…

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