July 24, 2014

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Finally, A Swing Towards Sanity

by Andrew Pudewa Every once in a while, something happens which restores hope that the world is not completely insane. When this occurs in the field of education, it is particularly pleasing. When it occurs twice in one day, ecstasy may ensue. And so it happened that not long ago I clicked on a link […]

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July 17, 2014

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14 Things To Do To Start School

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It may be the middle of July, but many homeschool moms’ minds already pondering the beginning of the homeschool year. Some families will start in August with the traditional schools in their area. Other families wait until after the Labor Day holiday. Still others school year round. No matter whether when you begin your homeschool […]

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July 10, 2014

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What is science?

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by Chuck and Pam Geib The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handy work (Psalm 19:1 KJV) What is science? Science is observation. That means we must take the time to observe our envi­ronment around us. We can formulate questions or a hypothesis and then we can set about to prove that […]

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July 3, 2014

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Is my child just a late starter?

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by Dianne Craft, MA, CNHP Finally receiving the new curriculum for the year can be an exciting time for a homeschooling mom. After having taught three previous children how to read, moms often look forward to teaching this fourth child. But what if your fourth child is the same age as your other children were […]

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July 1, 2014

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You have it easy … you homeschool only one

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by Nada Rothgaber “You have it so easy…You homeschool only one.” That is what I heard for many years as a homeschool mom. As my friends who had many children got to the point where they were homeschooling their last child, they realized that homeschooling “only one” is not any easier than homeschooling many. It […]

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June 12, 2014

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Renewing your homeschool decisions

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by Mary Schofield Member of CHEA of California Board of Directors Create in me a clean heart, O God; And renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; And take not thy holy  Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; And uphold me with a willing […]

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May 22, 2014

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Do you know Hither, Thither, and Yon?

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by Rebecca Kocsis CHEA Support Network Director and Board Member CHEA Convention Speaker Allow me to introduce you to three enemies of successful homeschooling: Hither, Thither and Yon. Hither is a demanding fellow who continually has an urgent need that requires immediate attention. “Come here. Attend to me first. I’ll only take a minute, then […]

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May 8, 2014

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Preschoolers learn more with games

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by Carolyn Forte 31st Annual CHEA Convention Speaker Young children love to mimic whatever those around them are doing. My two-year-old learned to wash the dishes alongside me because she wanted to do whatever I was doing. The same trait can be used to teach your young child to count (or recite the ABCs or […]

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May 1, 2014

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Experiencing God’s Faithfulness

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by Marian Soderholm 2014 Speaker at CHEA’s Annual Convention Many years back, Erna would come by with a loaf of bread, leave it on the porch, and cross back over to her side of the street, where she had lived as our neighbor for more than 17 years. Why was this significant? Because God used […]

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April 24, 2014

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Wake up and smell the crayons

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by Susan K. Stewart Speaker at 2014 CHEA Annual Convention In recent years I’ve been asked a new question so often that it is beginning to rival “What about socialization?” The new question is “What preschool (or kindergarten) curriculum should I buy?” When I look back to when I began homeschooling, which now seems like […]

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