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Home Business And Home School – Making It Work

How do you run a home business and home school? Finding a balance between work and school is the goal for any homeschool family, but especially for homeschool families that also run home businesses. It is wonderful to be able to have a flexible schedule, but also important to be able to set realistic boundaries (ones that honestly, not everyone will respect or even understand). Do you run a home business and home school? How do you make it work? Home Business and Home School – Making It Work Our family has been building Honeycomb Design Studio for the last few …

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Organizing Our Homeschool Again

Yes, you read that right, we are organizing our homeschool again. We have tried so many different ways of organizing our homeschool, almost as many ways as we have tried to arrange our living room (yeah, that’s a high number). The system we have hit on now is actually working. And get this, it is very easy to use. I mentioned the other day that we are doing a variation of workboxes – Family Workboxes. Right now we have 6 large buckets and they are labelled as follows: Bible, Math, English, Science, Social Studies, and French. We alternate weeks for …

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Family Workboxes

I have been a fan of workboxes, since the very beginning, and we have tried them in a variety of different ways in our homeschool. This year we are trying something new: Family Workboxes. When Jonah and I were discussing how we were going to do school for the rest of this term, we hit upon the idea of everyone doing the same subject at the same time. We created a big plastic bucket for each subject and filled it with everything needed to complete that subject. Some things we do together and some things we just do at the …

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Creative Learning Experiences

Worksheets are often boring, I do know this, so my goal is always to use them as a guide for the discussion and learning process and not to require page after page of writing. Elisha (our oldest) has autism and has always struggled with putting pen to paper due to a combination of muscle fatigue (diagnosed by an orthopaedic specialist) and sensory issues (diagnosed by two different occupational therapists). For these and other reasons, we are always looking for creative learning experiences that don’t require putting pen to paper. Creative learning experiences can often be found by thinking outside the box …

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A New Year Of Home Learning

It is hard to get into a routine after you have taken a break from formal home learning. We are slowly getting back into the swing of things now after our busy Christmas break. Welcome to an exciting new year of home learning! Bible For Bible today we discussed Proverbs 15:1. Download a pdf of the memory verse poster here – – >View on Store Math Math is currently being taught via videos on Khan Academy and worksheets from a paid subscription @ The Math Worksheet Site. When I first sat down this morning to que up the video for today, …

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Mini Offices

The following websites and blogs contain information and resources to help you create mini offices for use in your own homeschool. Please post any additional resources in the comments. ABC Teach Mini Offices This web page has printable pdf files including basic directions, fractions, and grammar. Creative Homeschooling Mini Offices This web page has a wonderful article about mini offices. Amy includes a list of things that she put in her mini offices and links to the sources. She also includes other ideas for things to put in your own mini offices. She shares a couple of pictures and a …

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Gooney Bird Greene

We just finished Gooney Bird Greene and absolutely loved it. The kids begged daddy to keep reading more and more each night and even I didn’t want daddy to stop reading. He used funny voices and made the story that much more entertaining. I was thrilled to discover that Lois Lowry has more books in this series. There are now four books (and I hope there will someday be more). The first book covered many things including the parts of a story (beginning, middle, and end). The next three books cover words, fables, and poetry. I can’t wait to get …

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