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Transitioning from School to Homeschool

Sending your child off to school is a big transition. Making the shift to homeschooling when your child has been in school is another big transition. It may take some time to feel settled on the homeschooling path. Here are some things to anticipate as you make your way. Practice Patience This is a big

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Finding Community as a Homeschooler

If you are new to homeschooling, at first it may seem like there are no other homeschoolers around at all. But chances are very good that they are just hidden in plain sight! Families in many areas have established homeschool groups that meet for field trips, projects, playtime, and even parent-run classes. Finding them can

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New MLA Guidelines for Citing Sources

When writing a research report or an essay, it’s important that you know the rules and guidelines for writing a bibliography, using images, or using quotations from research sources. Oak Meadow students are asked to use the MLA style of creating and formatting citations. Quick Guide to MLA Citations In 2016, the Modern Language Association

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Setting Up Your Homeschool Space

Many new homeschoolers wonder how best to set up their homeschool room or learning space. The possibilities can seem overwhelming. Here are some tips as you envision and establish a practical spot in your home where homeschooling can be comfortable and productive. Keep an Open Mind Your homeschooling room doesn’t need to look like a

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Summer Reading List 2019 for Families & Students K-8

The unstructured days of summer offer a perfect opportunity for students to explore new works of literature outside the homeschool curriculum. This list is a compilation of suggestions from Oak Meadow teachers and enrolled students. Many of the books are newly published, while others are classic reads. While we order these books by grade level,

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Oak Meadow 5-8 Newsletter, Spring 2019

Curriculum Activity: Make a Labyrinth When studying ancient civilizations in Oak Meadow Grade 6, students have the chance to create a labyrinth like the one in the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. Follow the directions below for a classical, three-circuit labyrinth, or check out this video if you want to try a more complex

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Oak Meadow Newsletter Index

Our grade-level newsletters are filled with activities, tips, and printables. Enjoy! K-4 Summer 2021 Winter 2021 Fall 2020 Spring 2020 Winter 2020 Fall 2019 Spring 2019 Winter 2019 Fall 2018 5-8 Summer 2021 Winter 2021 Fall 2020 Spring 2020 Winter 2020 Fall 2019 Spring 2019 Winter 2019 Fall 2018 High School Fall 2021 Summer 2021

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Oak Meadow K-4 Newsletter, Spring 2019

Our favorite books for your favorite little people Curriculum activity from Healthy Living from the Start: People Who Help Cursive is alive and well! What is a main lesson book? It’s Spring! Build a bird nest supply box Our favorite books for your favorite little people Here’s a list of favorites for kindergartners, from Oak

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Oak Meadow High School Newsletter, Winter 2019

Creating a homeschooling portfolio: tools for documenting work All learning counts, and you can document that! Discussion as an assessment tool A clean and tidy study space = a happy, productive you You’ve got this! (inspirational flyer) Creating a homeschooling portfolio: tools for documenting work A homeschooling portfolio is a record of your student’s learning.

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