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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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Valentines Day Printables

Valentine’s Day is a special time of year when we show love and appreciation to the important people in our lives. As homeschooling parents, it’s a great opportunity to celebrate and create memories with your children. That’s why we’re excited to share these fun and educational Valentine’s Day printable activities! Valentine’s Day Printable Activities Designed

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How to Motivate Your Homeschool Student (and Keep Learning Fun!)

Without the structure of a school day and a physical classroom environment, homeschooling families often need to find creative ways to stay motivated and keep their learning moving forward. Luckily, with the flexibility of homeschooling, there are plenty of ways to keep your student engaged in their work while still having fun! Here are some

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Negotiating the January Panic: Tips for Catching Up Mid-Year

By Gabe Moss, Oak Meadow High School Teacher Many families return from their winter holidays to an unpleasant surprise: the fact that their students are weeks behind in some or even all of their courses. This situation, while worrying, is neither unusual nor irredeemable: the “January Panic” is a common feature in the ebb and

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How To Knit For Beginners

Rhythmic handwork is part of Oak Meadow’s coursework for grades one through three. Handcrafts, such as knitting, are exceptional activities for integrating thoughts, feelings, and actions. They can be tremendously harmonizing and satisfying. Learning how to knit is also particularly beneficial for children who are just learning to write. Knitting strengthens their fingers and hands,

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Summer Reading List 2022 for Families & Students K-8

Summer, or any break from formal schooling, is a great time to slow down and encourage children to read just for fun! Our K-8 teachers are constantly discovering new books and literature, and they love sharing their recommendations with Oak Meadow community. This summer reading list can be used to supplement your homeschool curriculum or

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10 Ways to Create and Maintain Balance as a Homeschooling Parent

As a homeschooling parent, seeking balance is essential. If we’re out of balance and we try to teach our children, we diminish our effectiveness as teachers. We might miss the subtle cues in the learning process that enable us to be good teachers, or we might cause our children to become more imbalanced also, which

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Pink Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe

Hot Cocoa Bombs & Homeschooling

The winter days in Vermont are blustery and bitter cold, but they can also be bright and beautiful with blue skies making the snow sparkle. Outdoor winter activities abound (if one dresses properly!) and of course homeschooling takes center stage indoors. But sometimes when the temperatures are in the negative double digits, even the sun

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Homeschooling Multiple Children

How can I homeschool multiple children? If you’ve asked this question, you’re in good company. Meeting the needs of multiple children is a challenge for any parent. But homeschooling parents needs to be able to do it all day long. How is that possible? There is No One Right Way Homeschooling families run a wide

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Fall Scavenger Hunt

This scavenger hunt was originally featured in the Fall 2021 issue of Living Education. For an activity the whole family can enjoy together, try a scavenger hunt. You can make a list of items to find and have people pair up to see which team can find everything on the list first. Or you can

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