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Field Trips: Disney World – The Magic Kingdom

Field Trips: Disney World – The Magic Kingdom

Is there educational value to be found in the Happiest Place on Earth?  Sure there is!  We can school anywhere!  Since we have had annual passes several times, we know a little bit about homeschooling through the four Orlando parks.  Let’s start with the enduring classic. The Magic Kingdom!  Disney loves to promote Walt’s personal…

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By Donielle, October 31, 2016
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Planning Incredible History Field Trips

Planning Incredible History Field Trips

There is reading about a place, then there is actually going there.  Field trips make history come alive!  Think back to those times when you have thought about the sacrifices American soldiers have made for your freedom, versus the visual reminders of a memorial etched with names or the precise rows of crosses at Arlington…

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By Donielle, October 7, 2016
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The Cons of Classical Education

Let’s start by saying that I love the classical education model.  It has done well for my children.  I use it.  But, I have observed a few problems and I want those who use the method to be aware of the pitfalls.  If I am mapping out a classical education journey for you, I want…

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By Donielle, October 6, 2016

Middle School Reading – Raising the Bar

When we started our Co-op program for our middleschoolers (seventh and eighth graders), which we call “Colloquium”, I was determined to prepare them for some challenging high school reading.  I had already taught some highschool classes to my siblings and was disappointed in the amount we were able to cover, because I had not laid…

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By Donielle, October 5, 2016
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Productive Middle School Years

Think back to your middle school years.  Yeah, I do not want to dwell there too long either.  I was a sensitive kid, so everything every other insecure child spewed at me stung badly.  Fortunately, I was homeschooled, so the instances were rare.  But the middle school years are a tremendous blessing to homeschooling parents….

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By Donielle, October 1, 2016
Grammar Curriculums

Grammar Curriculums

A review of my favorite grammar programs and curriculum.

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By Donielle, September 24, 2016
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What to get done when we can’t get it all done

What to get done when we can’t get it all done

What should you do when you don’t have time for everything?

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By Donielle, September 15, 2016
Have a happy homeschool co-op

Have a happy homeschool co-op

These are the secrets to a happy homeschool co-op!

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By Donielle, August 30, 2016
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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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By Donielle, August 26, 2016
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