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The Importance of Music Education

I love music.  My undergraduate degree is in Music.  As a parent, very early on, I decided that music would be a major part of my children’s education.  We began music classes at age 4 or 5 and had a unique approach to piano practice.  Our girls’ morning chores went, and still go, something like…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 31, 2016
Have a happy homeschool co-op

Have a happy homeschool co-op

If you are familiar with homeschooling, you will probably be familiar with co-ops.  Co-ops are basically groups of families that come together, usually once a week, and pool the talents of the homeschooling parents to meet their kid’s educational needs. Our Homeschool Co-op In our co-op a gifted ESOL teacher teaches Latin for all of…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 30, 2016
BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND Long term homeschool plan

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND Long term homeschool plan

A long term educational plan, in writing, will clarify your homeschooling goals and get you where you want to be.

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Donielle By Donielle, August 26, 2016
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What About Socialization?

What About Socialization?

Here it is.  I am going to address the question most commonly asked of any homeschooler: What about socialization?  Having been homeschooled for seven years, having helped homeschool seven brothers and sisters and having homeschooled my children, pretty much homeschooling in some form since 1985 – Sister, if I had a dime for every time…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 23, 2016
Playing with your Kids!

Playing with your Kids!

In Which I Explain the Name of This Blog My daughter has introduced to me the art of drafting titles for chapters in the fashion of Charles Dickens and A. A. Milne.  The above is my shout out to my wonderful kid and her writing talents.  She is amazing and has already published a children’s book…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 23, 2016
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Your first curriculum

Your first curriculum

Moving up to the kindergarten years, I am sharing some of my favorite resources with you!  This is an awesome age!  Our objective is teaching children to read, write and add.   There are lots of choices!  You child’s learning style should  inform your choice. Reading These are my personal favorites: I taught my children to…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 18, 2016
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More great resources for young children

More great resources for young children

Hey there, hard working parents!  My goal in this series is to save you time and money.  There is nothing worse than plunking down big bucks for a curriculum that your kid hated or that bored you to tears.  I will share my favorites working from the early years on up.  These are great whether…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 17, 2016

My favorite early education resources and exploring homeschooling

I had a blast speaking to the parents at the Mommy and Me Babycakes meeting. I promised to share some of my favorite resources for parents of young children.  In the early stages it is all about emotional bonding – giving children a safe, loving place to learn and people to learn from – and…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 17, 2016
Second Generation Homeschooler and Loving It!

Second Generation Homeschooler and Loving It!

I am a homeschooler.  I am a homeschooler in every sense of the word.  I was homeschooled from the time my parents discovered there was such a thing, until I graduated from highschool.  Even after highschool, working my way through college and graduate school, I helped out with our co-op and teaching my seven younger…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 16, 2016
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I am a lawyer, homeschool mom to three terrific dolls, wife to Gary, follower of Jesus. I love literature, researching, chocolate, iced tea and anything to do with the beach. Let's be email friends! Subscribe and leave your comments. I look forward to chatting!
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