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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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 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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Oak Meadow 5-8 Newsletter, Winter 2019

Thoughts on teaching writing Earth Science: Make a terrarium Motivating middle schoolers Decluttering: It’s all the rage! Thoughts on teaching writing In addition to being a teacher for Oak Meadow, Lesley Arnold also works as a youth librarian. Being both a teacher (for over 40 years) and a children’s book librarian allows her to combine

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Oak Meadow K-4 Newsletter, Winter 2018

Outdoor activity for winter: Make a colorful ice fort Waldorf-inspired tip: The transformative power of storytelling Curriculum activity: DYI puppet stage Five ways to keep your balance in the midst of a busy life (printable PDF) Holiday recipe: Pavlova! Outdoor activity for winter: Build a colorful ice fort In Vermont, where the Oak Meadow headquarters

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Oak Meadow High School Newsletter, Fall 2018

Super tools for homework success Tending to your teen Love your study space Bonus post: Hot chocolate recipes Super tools for homework success Your high school coursework provides plenty of opportunities to do online research, and you are encouraged to find videos, images, and articles about any of the topics you find interesting. When you

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Oak Meadow 5-8 Newsletter, Fall 2018

10 ways to foster independence and autonomy in learning Time management tips for students (PDF) An awesome reading list for 7th and 8th graders Easy crock-pot applesauce recipe Why, oh why, did I decide to homeschool? 10 ways to foster independence and autonomy in learning Homeschooling parents often ask how they can help their children learn

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