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Homeschooling During Coronavirus

Oak Meadow has been here for you since 1975, and we want to offer as much help as we can to families during this time of need. Parents naturally have questions as they explore educational options, but with so much uncertainty surrounding us all these days, we know that, now more than ever, parents need

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Paper Marbling

This craft activity is taken from Oak Meadow’s 6th Grade Ancient Civilizations Curriculum.  Paper marbling, an activity in our 6th Grade Ancient Civilizations course, is a beautiful craft activity that unleashes your child’s creativity. Use this handmade paper to frame your student’s work; or you can marble envelopes along with sheets of writing paper to

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Dinosaur Craft Activities

Is there anything more fun than dinosaur crafts? Channel your inner archaeologist, and get ready to explore the wide world of dinosaur craft activities. Dinosaur Felt Animals Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? They’ve never been cuter than this. Here is a felt animal plush pattern you can use to sew your very own. Use them to

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10 Ideas for Making the End of the School Year Special

Is yours one of the many families whose “school year” has a beginning, an end, and then a break before the next year begins? Schooling at home is something to celebrate, and when the end of the school year arrives, it presents an opportunity for joyful recognition and reflection. Here are some ideas for ways

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When Your Child Is Struggling in School

We’ve all had our struggles, but when it’s your child struggling in school, what can you do? A negative school experience can disrupt your child’s learning, threaten your child’s self-esteem, and create stress for the entire family. If you’ve tried everything you can think of but things aren’t getting better, consider bringing learning home. Homeschooling and

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How to Manage Stress in High School & Find Balance

As a homeschooler, seeking balance is essential. Being out of balance almost always leads to feelings of stress, which can limit our ability to absorb new information and engage with learning in a meaningful way. Here are some tips to help you maintain a sense of balance and joy amidst the day-to-day stresses of high

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Tips for Teaching Gifted Students

One of the most wonderful things about homeschooling is that it can accommodate the needs of students across the full spectrum of ability. One-to-one attention from home teachers can encourage and expand on individual strengths, and curriculum can adapt to address individual needs.  However, parents teaching gifted students can sometimes feel unsure about how to

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Yes, You Can!

Sometimes the hardest part of getting started with homeschooling is believing that you can do it. I’m here to tell you that yes, you can homeschool! There are many reasons that lead families to consider homeschooling. Often it comes up when a child’s school is not a good match for their needs. Sometimes it’s driven

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Rhythms, Routines, Rituals

Rhythms, routines, and rituals help us stay centered and on track as homeschooling parents. They enable our children to relax and feel secure because they know what to expect each day. A thoughtful routine allows us to focus our energy in one area at a time, knowing that other essential areas will not be neglected. Establishing

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Curriculum Cover Coloring Contest

To celebrate the release of our new curriculum covers, Oak Meadow is holding a coloring contest! Download the blank coloring sheet below for your student’s upcoming grade level and let their imagination run wild. For students grades 4-8, students can design a cover to match their favorite subject. The best part? Winners will receive an

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