Ladybugs Unit Study

 PLUS Members: Click here for an outline of unit studies for an ENTIRE year of preschool “Ladybugs all dressed in red,Strolling through the flowerbed.If I were tiny just like youI’d dance among the flowers too!”Here is an outline of the LADYBUGS lesson plan:​​PICTURE BOOKS: (links given are for reference only; these books are often found […]

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6 Unit Study Themes That Can Be Used for a Whole YEAR!

One of the ways some of us approach homeschooling is aiming for weekly themes, so that we can focus our studies on one major concept per week.  I have come up with many ways to do this, and by using several different subjects.  You can also switch off amongst these unit studies and allow your […]

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Sheep Unit Study

 PLUS Members: Click here for an outline of unit studies for an ENTIRE year of preschool Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb.. Mary had a little lamb; it’s fleece was white as snow…It followed her to.. oh wait! Mary is homeschooled, so they didn’t break the rules and instead the sheep played […]

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Breaking the Myths and Walking in Their Shoes – Tools for Understanding and Helping Your Child with a Learning or Attention Challenge

The “invisible disabilities” of AD/HD, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and Auditory Processing Disorder can cause otherwise sane parents to tear their hair out. “How can my child be so smart and yet struggle?” “Why does school make my child so anxious and angry?” “Can this ever be changed and what can I do?” In this presentation […]

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You Can’t Raise Your Child with Challenges Alone

Over the years, God has brought wonderful people along side of us at just the right time. We need this ongoing support from this community of faithful people. From supportive family to therapists to Special Olympics to Joni and Friends Retreats, we are so thankful for the faithful friends who have walked with us on […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder to ADHD- Understanding the thinking and behavior, and helping them participate FULLY in life!

“When we know better, we do better” – Maya AngelouIn this presentation I will explain the reasoning and logic of the origin of the behaviors manifested by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. I truly believe there is the seed of genius in each of them. How do we remove the obstacles that they […]

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Reading Strategies for Struggling Readers or Non-Readers

As schools have made reading their new god, believing that producing good readers will solve all their academic problems, many children—the dyslexic, the easily distracted, the auditorily challenged—are truly left behind in the rush to improve test scores. What schools don’t know (but what many parents discover) is that reading is not simply being able […]

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Predictable Parenting for Families Who Need Less Anxiety and Stress

Everyone has some anxiety, but children have more. And, children with special needs, due to processing or developmental difficulties, often times have still more anxiety. Developing a parenting communication and problem solving style that decreased anxiety was one of the key things I did as a foster parent for the diverse group of youth who […]

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Math Memory System

Does your child have problems remembering math facts? Learn a simple system that you can create at home to help them conquer mathematics. More about Andrea: Andrea Hall Andrea Hall  is a certified and highly qualified online adjunct mathematics instructor as well as the  executive director of EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. a nonprofit based in […]

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Grating Grade Levels: Refer to Children by Their Natural Age

Call it any of these: the Factory Model; the Prussian time based system; or the Conveyor Belt. Regardless of your choice, as a parent of an existing home schooled child, or one thinking about transitioning to home education, you likely subconsciously and consciously type, talk, & think in grade levels K-12. SJ Barakony, the founder of SBSL, […]

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