Category Archives for Home and Garden

Organizing the Home is Fun and Easy

Get Organized!   Presentation by Jenny Layton “Don’t have time to get organized? You don’t have time NOT to get organized! If you are feeling overwhelmed, out of time, and overrun by “stuff,” you won’t want to miss this class. Bookmark

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Starting New or Starting Over – A Primer For Getting it Right

Presentation by Donna Goff Are you just getting started or are you restarting home school and needing new direction?  Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the choices? How will you keep up with your household chores?  How do you homeschool children at different ages at the same time?  Bookmark

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Time Management for Teens

It’s 10:00PM: Have You Done Your Schoolwork Yet?  Presentation by Leslie Josel A major struggle for students these days is time management. You are bombarded with so many choices for how to spend your time: studies, family, friends, activities, jobs, etc. It’s sometimes hard for you to decide where and how to focus your attention. […]

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Is Middle School a Waste of Time?

[osd_social_media_sharing] Three years.  That's how long middle school is.  By the time a child reaches middle school, they typically have a pretty firm foundation in grammar and vocabulary, sentence structure, and the basics of writing an essay.  Especially with today's "new" teaching methods. Bookmark

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Kids in the Kitchen – Whats for Lunch

[osd_social_media_sharing] What’s for Lunch? Homeschoolers are learning all the time and lunch is an excellent opportunity for teaching kids, when many won’t even realize they are learning! Cooking opens up creativity.  All of the senses are challenged in the kitchen – taste, touch, sight, smell, hearing.  Through participation in the smallest of kitchen tasks to […]

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Letterboxing

[osd_social_media_sharing] Much easier than geocaching, letterboxing involves following a set of directions to a location – turn left, turn right, go 50 paces, and so forth – without having to figure out how to use a GPS.  It’s fun, all you need is a stamp, an ink pad for the stamp, a pen and a […]

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Lapbooking as a Tool for Learning

What is lapbooking? As home educators, we continuously look for fun and creative ways for our children to express to us what they have learned.  Rather than a multiple choice exam, a lapbook is one way to accomplish more in-depth explanation from the child.  Reteaching is one of the best ways for anyone to learn, […]

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Last Minute Christmas Activities for Groups

Stumped on what to do with your homeschool group this year?  Did your volunteers fall short or get too busy to plan?  It’s not too late to put something together – here’s some great ideas for groups or families: Bookmark

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Photo Puzzles

Puzzle Me a Picture! What would happen if you take two things that people love, photos and jigsaw puzzles, and mix them together? You would get an invitation, gift, or party game that no one could resist and everyone will love. Photo jigsaw puzzles are easy to create and will leave a lasting memory time […]

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Yummy Chocolate Unit Study

This time of year, as we ponder all the yummy treats that will pass by our eyes, one in particular comes to mind – CHOCOLATE! Have you ever wondered how chocolate is made?  How it came to be?  Who decided that the little cacao bean should become something so delectable?  Did you know that chocolate […]

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