Our Three Read Aloud Rules

Ah, reading aloud. Cozy blankets, some squabbling to find the right spot, rainy days and a book – the longer, the better. How inviting, right? Especially now that it is fall – if summer will ever accept that! Everyone – okay, maybe almost everyone – reads aloud. Whether verbally acknowledged or not there are rules all homeschoolers use … Continue reading “Our Three Read Aloud Rules”

How to Teach Reading (and When)

There is a new game that’s being played at my house – the rhyming game. The children, it seems, are currently obsessed with finding words that rhyme with each other. And it’s not connected with reading exercises or anything. The kids do it as fun. I don’t know when this trend started but it’s recent. … Continue reading “How to Teach Reading (and When)”

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The Biggest Lessons of a Read Aloud

If you have read my past posts about read alouds, you know we take them seriously in our homeschool. Some days, that’s all we get done. And that’s okay because read alouds are that important. I want to focus today on why I’m so crazy about reading to my children. It took us a long … Continue reading “The Biggest Lessons of a Read Aloud”

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Homeschool New Year’s Resolutions I Will NOT be Making (or Keeping)

If you’re making some new year’s resolutions for 2018, chances are you have some homeschool ones. Last year, I posted five books to boost motivation. The books were mainly about making and keeping new habits and working with the personality you have. And while I love the fresh start January offers every year, there are … Continue reading “Homeschool New Year’s Resolutions I Will NOT be Making (or Keeping)”

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Is Hygge Homeschooling For You?

I’ve been coming across hygge homeschooling quite a bit lately in my Facebook feed. Come to think of it, it’s also something I think about often, now that the weather is colder. Candles, warmth and comfort sound enticing. What is Hygge Homeschooling? Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is a Danish word that refers to a feeling of cozy contentment … Continue reading “Is Hygge Homeschooling For You?”

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