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August 21 2016

Dealing With Pressure? The Benefits of Slowing Down

See this article (MS Word).

 

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June 15 2016

Tips for Filling Out Your Government Forms

HSLDA has a recording on what home educators need to know when filling out government forms.  Of course, Roots staff are willing and able to help you complete your forms.  These basic guidelines, though, are very helpful.  http://www.hslda.ca/blog/filling_out_government_forms_part_2?year=2016&month=6

 

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September 15 2014

Traditional Home Education or Individualized

Traditional Home Education or Individualized.pdf

 

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September 08 2014

More Plate Juggling Than You Bargained For

More Plate Juggling Than You Bargained For

 

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April 03 2013

Learn to Program with Hackety Hack

by Andy Harris

There are many great things you can do with computers: play music, view websites, do research, interact with people, and much more. Of course, computing gets more interesting when it is about creating things: writing your own… 

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April 03 2013

Kitchen Lab

Are you looking for something fun to do for science?  Or, maybe you would like to add some fun, edible experiments to your science program.  This article has lots of ideas.

The Old Schoolhouse Oct 2012 - Kitchen Lab… 

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November 20 2012

Apps in Home Education

Does your family use apps as part of their home education program?  An increasing number of mothers post on Roots-talk that they’re looking for apps for specific purposes.  This article from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine reviews some interesting educational apps. … 

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October 31 2012

Creating Brilliant Students

This fascinating article follows some of the same research our facilitator Laural was investigating last year.  We are definitely beautifully and wonderfully made.

The Old Schoolhouse, Feb 2012 - Creating Brilliant Students

 

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September 26 2012

The Way They Learn

The Way They Learn
Christian parents want to train up their children in the way they should go. Christian home-schooling parents take on an additional challenge: to teach their children in the way they should learn. In her book,… 

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September 04 2012

M3 = Mom x Math x Monopoly

by Lori Lynn Lydell

I have used games to teach many subjects over the years, but in our home math is the subject that is reinforced with games most often. Once a month, our boys are allowed to pick a… 

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August 23 2012

Be sure to Fail a Little Every Day

by Amy Barr

Do you grant lots of do-overs, re-tries, and mulligans? Does your child get second, third, and fourth chances on every assignment? Do you set deadlines for academic projects and then move those goals back two or three… 

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August 23 2012

Preschool 101

By Kendra Fletcher

One of the beautiful things about homeschooling preschoolers in this decade is that so many have gone before us. You may even be one of those homeschoolers who has been at it for a long while and… 

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July 12 2012

Someone to Lean On

by Nicole Neeley

Each year, our local homeschool group holds an annual used book and curriculum sale. I look forward to this day all year long, and I am never disappointed. A large group of ladies bring all sorts of… 

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July 12 2012

An Education in Relationship

by Heather Berryman

After spending most of six years as an overtime student and frantic job hunter, my relationship with my two children had suffered damage, as had my relationship with Christ. The truth is that I was choking on… 

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April 30 2012

The Gift of Boredom

By Carol Barnier

A 10-year-old boy takes a mental survey of his “electronic entertainment” options in a matter of seconds. Uninterested, he snaps the power button to “off” and tosses the gadget onto the couch with an exasperated sigh. He… 

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April 12 2012

Three Easy to Remember Opportunities for Living the Educational Life

By Karen Andreola

A home teacher wanders through a maze of options. The complexity she faces can easily put her in a muddle. Decisions of all kinds must be made. Upon entering the maze it is good to pause… 

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January 26 2012

The Ordinary Homeschooler

By Deborah Wuehler

There is nothing out of the ordinary about our family. We are your average, middle-income, American family. We just happen to have more children than the average (8), and we just happen to have this “against the… 

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January 26 2012

Give Thanks! A Unit Study About Gratefulness

As homeschooling families, we have the opportunity daily to nurture Godly character in our children, both by example and via instruction. Gratefulness is a character quality that is pleasing to God. We know this because throughout His Word, in both… 

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November 08 2011

The Impatient Homeschooler

As a follow-up on Gail’s recent support group presentation on how we as Christians deal with anger, I encourage you to read this article.  As Gail wisely instructed us, we need to learn how to deal with our own anger… 

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October 20 2011

Teaching Your Right-Brain Child: Plan B By Dianne Craft, MA, CNHP

God has a wonderful sense of humor, I believe. He wants us to grow and stretch. One of the ways He does this is to give us children who are very different from each other. Just as it is very… 

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September 20 2011

Steve Demme - A Homeschool Journey

Steve Demme—A Homeschool Journey
By Liz Koon

God began leading Steve Demme to homeschool in 1976, even before he had children or was married. A class he attended in seminary led to the beginning of his homeschool journey and… 

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September 20 2011

Research Revelation about Homeschooling

Research Revelations About Homeschooling
By Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., President, National Home Education Research Institute

Parent-led home-based education continued to be common, if not the norm, for most of the time for most children’s lives through the nineteenth century.… 

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March 18 2011

Independance

http://www.jeanniesjournal.com/2008/09/independence.html

Did you know that homeschooled students perform better in college than their institutionally schooled counterparts? One thing that makes homeschooled students perform so well in college is the fact that they are used to being autonomous and independent… 

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November 02 2010

Interviews with Christian Artists - Part 1 & 2

Anna Van Hooft, a TV and movie actor, interviewed fellow Christian artists with the goal of sharing a little of their journeys with Roots families.  Since the volume of information was too extensive for our newsletter, she has divided her… 

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