Instructional Approaches for Dyslexia

Ever wonder how to approach the education of your dyslexic child? I found out Laynie has dyslexia this past spring, and so we’ve totally re-vamped our curriculum this year. What techniques and ideas are best for teaching children with dyslexia? Here they are, from my expert friend in the field, Jeanette Washington, M.Ed.

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Quality Time (ABC’s of Why We Homeschool, Letter Q)

Hello! My name is Quincey! I am the wife of Mr. Awesome, homeschooling mom of 3 {ages 3-13}, and I blog over at A Slightly Better Wife. There are so many amazing benefits of homeschooling. We’re in our 3rd year of officially educating our two oldest children at home and I can say without a doubt one of my favorite bonuses to homeschooling is Quality time together! Read more

Shiloh- A Boy’s Best Friend Unit Study

 

What child doesn’t love a good story about a dog?  Though there are a number of great dog stories out there, learning about Beagles and one young boy’s love for a mistreated animal makes for a great homeschool unit study.  When coupled with the schematic setting in rural West Virginia, and the culture that surrounds that area the book Shiloh lends itself very well to a full on study. This study delves beneath the surface to include not only question and answer from the book for comprehension, but also allows for learning about the state of West Virginia, the Beagle breed, Veterinary  Medicine and morals.

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Homeschooling On the Increase

It is no longer the fringe few who are embarking on home education. No more is it the secretive and hush-hush clandestine entity it was in the 80’s and 90’s. With homeschooling being legal in all 50 states after long battles by our forerunner for this right, more and more parents are making the choice to pursue a home education with their children in lieu of the traditional brick and mortar schools run by our government.

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Originality: ABC’s of Why We Homeschool, Letter O

I enjoy homeschooling because it allows my children to embrace their own originality.  I don’t really fit into a box, and I can’t easily be defined.  My kids don’t and can’t be either.  One of the wonderful things about homeschooling is the ability to maintain our own originality in a world that constantly wants to label and judge based on perceptions, behaviors, and outward appearances.

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Found it Cheaper! Price Comparison of Some Back-to-School Curriculum Faves

This month I’m featuring some of my favorite back-to-school items on my Facebook page, but I wanted to take a minute and mention this to you. Did you know that at Educents, you can find many homeschool necessities and curriculum for less? Not kidding!  Read on to find some things I’ve found that you might be interested in, including Hooked on Phonics, Times Tales, Tegu blocks, and more!

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Frugal Homeschool Mom BLOGS

I’m not the only frugal, homeschooling, mom blogger out there. The following blogs are also written by homeschooling moms, and they often blog about living the thrifty life. They find homeschool freebies, curriculum discounts, free printables, and lots of other tips for living an abundant life on a not-so-abundant budget.

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Unit Study Resources for Amelia Earhart Day {July 24}

July 24th is Amelia Earhart Day, a day to honor one of America’s Aviation Pioneers. This will make a great American History unit study topic to teach your kids during the summer. I have scoured the internet to find as many wonderful resources and ideas as possible for you to include in your Amelia Earhart Unit Study.

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