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Knitting Suggestions

Rhythmic handwork is part of Oak Meadow’s coursework for grades one through three. For this post, K-8 Oak Meadow teachers teamed up to offer some suggestions and simple alternatives that will help to meet the “heart” of handwork, specifically in teaching the technique of knitting. Meg Minehan: My suggestions are to first try finger knitting, the

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The Benefit of Traditional Tales – Part Two

“I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream.” – Sleeping Beauty Fairy tales and other traditional stories offer children many chances to witness the struggle of “good” versus “evil.” By introducing this in oral story form, children can connect with the parts that are important for their individual development at that point in time.

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The Benefit of Traditional Tales – Part One

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”  ― Albert Einstein Fairy tales and other traditional stories are an essential part of childhood development, which is why they have lived on for centuries as a rich oral tradition and have remained

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Guidelines for Home Teachers

Oak Meadow founders, Bonnie and Lawrence Williams, believed that in order to manifest a child’s education successfully, certain guidelines must be followed. Here are detailed homeschooling guidelines for helping in the teaching process. Clear a physical as well as psychological space:  Your student should do their schoolwork in a particular spot that is well-stocked with

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Decluttering the Homeschool House

Homeschoolers usually spend a significant portion of their days at home. The many hours of projects, crafts, meals, and experiments that happen every day in a homeschooling house can add up to a significant amount of clutter and chaos. What are some ways to keep your home and your family from getting overwhelmed by this?

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10 Reasons Why Oak Meadow May Be the Perfect Fit for You

What are you looking for in a home learning program? Would Oak Meadow be a good match for your family? See if any of the following points resonate with you: 1. Being actively involved in your child’s learning feels right to you. You appreciate your child as an individual and enjoy spending time with them.

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Thoughts on Perfectionism

By Leslie Ann Daniels, Oak Meadow teacher My Oak Meadow colleagues and I often receive inquiries from home teachers regarding their child’s desire for perfectionism and the many frustrations that accompany this need. Working with children who display perfectionist tendencies can be quite challenging, so it is a valuable issue to address. What Is a

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