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2016 Olympians Who were Homeschooled!

Ready. Take your mark. “GO!” Athletes from around the world have gathered to hear those words this Olympic season. In fact, many have dedicated their lives to it. These athletes all share similar qualities of working hard and being self-disciplined, but did you know that some of these 2016 Olympians have been homeschooled? Here are […] READ MORE

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The Importance of Homeschool Art and How to Teach It

A great benefit of homeschooling is that your students will have ample opportunity, and time, to explore the creative arts. At a time when public and private schools are limiting the arts because of funding and a need to build their academic game, homeschoolers everywhere get to keep paintbrushes and pastels firmly in their hands. […] READ MORE

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Homeschool Back-to-School Traditions

The start of the school year is almost here and with it comes strong reactions. Many houses are divided with excited, go-getting parents on one side and reluctant, summer-loving kids on the other. If you are looking to get your students on board and excited to start the year, you simply must make it special. Celebrate […] READ MORE

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How to Homeschool Part I: Find Your Homeschool style

So, you have decided to homeschool. Unless you have been around the homeschooling block a few times or are surrounded by homeschooling friends, you may be wondering, now what? There are so many things to consider and choices to make, from curriculum to classes to co-ops. If you are new to homeschooling, you are most […] READ MORE

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Take Homeschool Science Outdoors for National Science Week

Summer is coming to a close and, while chasing fireflies and late night Olympic binges may still be on your calendar; your family needs to start thinking about preparing for the school year. What better way to get your homeschoolers back into the routine of learning than by rocking their world (literally) with outdoor science […] READ MORE

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Homeschool Student Showcase: Taylor Lawson Chases Her Dreams

“Trust and Never Quit.” This is Bridgeway Academy senior, Taylor Lawson’s favorite life quote. She knows it takes determination, willpower, and faith to make it as a Top Level 10 Gymnast, and she has applied those to her the rest of her daily. Being part of the J.O. National Team and placing 4th in the All-Around […] READ MORE

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How to Inspire My Kids to Start the School Year Strong

I can still picture my first day at Calvin Christian School in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I walked into a classroom filled with twenty-one fellow sixth graders—nineteen of whom had been together since kindergarten. I was excited but terrified. There, at the front of the classroom was Mr. Harris—the man who would be my homeroom, English, and […] READ MORE

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Chase Your Dreams: 5 Steps to Athletic and Academic Success

You’re an athlete, which means the month of August most likely brings a huge smile to your face and a flutter to your heart. We know you’re as excited for the Olympic season as any other, a time when your role models and heroes show their skills in the very sport your life revolves around. […] READ MORE

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Outdoor STEM Projects for Middle School Students

Geometry, life science, and algebra, oh my! During middle school, our homeschoolers go beyond exposure and begin diving in and experimenting with some of the fundamental science and math concepts they will learn in school. From area to anatomy, these years are critical in deepening your student’s understanding and love of STEM concepts. And, just […] READ MORE

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Educational Olympic Activities for Kids

It’s almost August and, if your family is like ours, you are eagerly anticipating the 2016 summer Olympics. From gymnastics to track and field to water polo, we eat up the sports, competition, and national pride. In fact, one of our favorite nights of the year is the night we gather to watch the Opening […] READ MORE