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Back-to-School Treasure Hunt

After a few years of homeschooling, we found ourselves in a bit of a rut that created an undesirable sense of monotony. This went against the grain of the joyful learning experience I desired and worked so hard to cultivate for our daughters.

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Should You Attend the Homeschool Convention?

The majority of those who attend the annual homeschool convention tend to be “die hard” fans who would be very disappointed if circumstance caused them to miss even one year—even if they’ve been homeschooling a long time and don’t need a lot of resources or workshops to attend. So, what’s all the excitement about anyway? Why do homeschooling families around the country put such a high value on attending their state’s convention year after year?

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Vocabulary Fun: Words of the Week

During our homeschooling years, one of the many goals I had for our daughters was for them to expand their vocabularies and develop good communication skills. I came up with a fun way to help them learn new vocabulary words that we called Words of the Week. We recognized the benefit of this activity one afternoon over lunch out at a restaurant when the girls were about 9 and 11.

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