May 7, 2017

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Counting Jelly Beans

by Karen D. Koch For seven years we lived just down the road from the Jelly Belly Factory in Northern California. That factory tour became our family’s regular destination when we had out-of-town company. You could say we have a fondness for jelly beans, so when the leader of our children’s ministry at church recently got up to […]

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May 1, 2017

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Putting Wind in His Sails

By Rachel Zwayne I have now graduated two of my five, wonderful, homeschool students, and with each year that passes, my heart is filled with more and more gratitude for the privilege of educating my children at home. But as every homeschool mother knows, amidst all of the joy and delight that we are blessed […]

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April 24, 2017

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When Learning to Read Isn’t Easy

By Carolyn Forte, Excellence In Education, 34th Annual Convention speaker The top priority of most beginning homeschooling parents of 5 or 6 year-olds is reading. They look online at a dizzying array of reading programs and start asking for advice from friends and online contacts. Sometimes they go to a homeschool convention and look at […]

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April 8, 2017

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Develop Lifelong Readers/Learners

by Karen Koch Readers are learners. A large portion of our homeschool day involves reading aloud. We have Bible, history, art, math, science, music, and more, but really enjoy our read-alouds as a family, both morning and evening. Not only does the shared reading build family bonds and memories, but books are the open door to discovery […]

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March 26, 2017

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Family Meeting Starts the Week

by Karen D. Koch I’m never as organized as I’d like to be, but in more than 12 years of homeschooling, I’ve figured out a few things that work for us. My children range in age from 5 to 17, so in our homeschool and probably yours as well, our weeks sometimes get complicated. A […]

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March 18, 2017

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Why Homeschool?

by Kristin Murdock Every new school year, you ask yourself the same question: “Why ARE we homeschooling?” Several times a year the question haunts you again (usually when your child experiences a meltdown over uncompleted schoolwork). Then you encounter well-meaning friends, concerned relatives, or even rude strangers who question your motives for homeschooling. From wherever […]

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March 15, 2017

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34th Annual Convention July 13-15 in Pasadena: Get Renewed, Energized, and Equipped

Online registration opens at 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 20. CHEA Members who log in with their Member number and password before registering will get the amazing price of just $45 for the whole family for the whole Convention! The Early-Bird special ends at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, so don’t wait! Online registration will remain […]

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March 13, 2017

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34th Annual Convention Registration Opens March 20: Early-Bird Special for Members

Drum roll, please. Online CHEA Convention Registration for all will be open Monday, March 20. CHEA Members will receive the amazing Early-Bird Registration price of just $45 for the entire family by registering March 20, 21 or 22! ​​​​​​​For those of you not yet CHEA Members, it’s actually cheaper for you to join CHEA (Year’s Membership just $35) […]

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March 6, 2017

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The Duh–Truth!

by Todd Wilson, Keynote Speaker, 34th Annual CHEA Convention July 13-15, 2017 There are two statements that just beg the response, “Duh.” One is that “men and women are different” and the other is that “homeschooling is hard.” Every time I hear someone say either of these phrases, I just naturally feel the “Duh” response […]

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March 4, 2017

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Kids’ Resources Review

The Story of the Orchestra by Robert Levine, illustrated by Meredith Hamilton New York: Black Dog & Leventhal : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co., c2001 96 pages plus one audio CD Available on Amazon and check your library Note says for grades 5-7, but I just completed with my third and eighth grader. Music matters. […]

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