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Cindy West
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Attends OurJourneyWestward.com
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The bloggers of +iHomeschool Network have pulled together some seriously amazing homeschooling posts for you today!

#ihsnet #homeschool  
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Great stuff from the veteran homeschoolers who write at +Curriculum Choice!
#homeschool #highschool
 
Preparing for Homeschooling High School! (with a curriculum giveaway from +7 Sisters Homeschool!) High school can be the most rewarding of all the homeschooling years. Be encouraged to finish well!

Hosted by +Heather Woodiehttp://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/2015/04/preparing-homeschooling-high-school/

Pin it: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/179018153914493349/
#homeschool   #highschool  
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The library makes me so happy!  These tips from +Kris Bales are great for helping you really utilize the library well.
 
Libraries and homeschooling families tend to be BFFs. Over the years, I've discovered some ways to make the most of our public library – everything from encouraging your kids to read a variety of books to discovering all the offerings of your local library.

And, of course, no post on library tips for homeschooling families would be complete without ideas on ways to avoid library fines! Check out the tips and add your own!

Read it now: http://www.weirdunsocializedhomeschoolers.com/library-tips-for-homeschooling-families/

Pin for later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/26951297746974408/

#homeschooling #library #tips  
Libraries and homeschooling families tend to be BFFs. I’ll be honest – these days I’m more likely to purchase the books we need on Amazon (Amazon Prime is also a homeschooling mama’s BFF) or at the used book store so we can keep them longer. However, we used to be in the library on a …
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The ladies at +Education Possible: Discover, Create, Learn are always full of creative learning ideas for our middle school homeschoolers!
 
FREE Literature Resources for Students

Are you looking for creative ideas to help kids get more excited about reading?
Over the years we have found that kids enjoy and understand classic literature best when they can “bring their learning to life” through discussions and hands-on activities.

We have collected 40 fun FREE literature resources older kids will really FLIP (the pages) FOR!

Including:
- Learning Activities for Classic Titles, Authors & Subjects
- Printables
- Ideas for Starting Book Clubs
- Sites with FREE Audio Books
- Sites Offering FREE Study Guides
- Sites to Download Literature for FREE

We are also including a GIVEAWAY with even more wonderful Literature Resources from +Susan Evans +7 Sisters Homeschool +Kat Reader and DK Publishing.

http://educationpossible.com/free-literature-resources-for-students/

#homeschool   #education   #ihsnet   #dkbooks
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I always enjoy "talking shop" with #homeschool friends.  In this podcast with +Carol Topp, we took some time to talk a bit about my post "Homeschooling Frugally: A Cautionary Tale." 

#homeschoolforfree #frugalhomeschooling #ihsnet #ultimateradioshow #dollarsandcentsshow  
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Love +Kim Kautzer of +WriteShop and honored to be part of a giant giveaway to celebrate her new and improved website! 
 
We have some exciting news! As we continue the month-long celebration of our new and improved website, we’ve invited a few friends to help. This time we’re celebrating YOU! You, our WriteShop families, are the heart of what we do—and we want to say thank you.

To do that, we’ve asked our friends to donate some of your favorite homeschool products for a HUGE, blow-out giveaway valued at over $600! One entrant is going to win the entire digital prize pack of 20 fabulous goodies. Click the link to see what all is included and enter for a chance to win!

http://writeshop.com/writeshop-celebration-giveaway-bundle/

Some of our donors include:
+Bright Ideas Press
+iHomeschool Network
+Joyce Herzog
+GrapeVine Studies
+The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC
+7 Sisters Homeschool
+Cindy West
+Media Angels
We're so excited about the launch of our new and improved website! We hope you’re enjoying it as much as we are. As we continue our month-long celebration, we’ve invited a few friends to help. This time we’re celebrating you! You, our WriteShop families, are the heart of what we do---
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Thank you, +Cindy West!
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Always great stuff!!
 
Tips to Help Your Homeschool Run More Smoothly

Here's the brand new edition of the Homeschool Showcase!

This edition of the Homeschool Showcase is overflowing with tips and advice from homeschool moms. No matter your style or stage of homeschooling, you're sure to find something helpful in this collection. 

You'll find tons of tips and advice from these fine bloggers:

+Sara Dennis +Cindy West +Julie Kimber +Betsy Sproger +Ticia M +Tonia L +Heidi Ciravola +Brenda D Priddy +Paige Hudson +Kris Bales +Cait Fitz +Meredith Henning +Renee Aleshire Brown +Kyle Suzanne McVay +Michelle Cannon

#homeschool   #homeschooltips   #homeschoolmoms  
No matter your style or stage of homeschooling, you're sure to find something useful in this collection of homeschool tips.
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$600 worth of curriculum to win from +WriteShop and friends!  Don't miss it!
 
Our Celebration Bundle Giveaway ends April 6! Have you entered to win over $600 worth of #homeschool digital downloads?

#giveaway

The prize pack includes downloads from:

+Bright Ideas Press
+iHomeschool Network
+GrapeVine Studies
+The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC
+7 Sisters Homeschool
+Cindy West
+Media Angels

And many more!
Enter to win up to $650 worth of fabulous digital downloads from WriteShop and 18 homeschool vendors!
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This turned out to be one of my very favorite nature walks last year...
all you need are wildflowers (or yard flowers), a camera, a computer and a field guide. 

#naturestudy #CharlotteMason #homeschool #science #ishnet #wildflowers  
(This post contains links to my products.) Wildflowers make me happy. Of all the treasures of nature, nothing brings quite the smile to my face and peace to my heart as wildflowers.  All flowers ar...
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Love tutorials from +Tricia Hodges!
 
Ultimate DIY Bundle Flash Sale - Includes our Chalk Pastels Through the Seasons art curriculum plus a library of resources for creativity! (48 hrs only!!)
You ARE an Artist! {aff link} https://us154.isrefer.com/go/diybundle/a3140/
#DIY  
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Sometimes, student-led learning happens because of circumstances.  In this case, my son's passion for learning guitar pushed him to create his own lessons when a teacher wasn't available.  I just LOVE the freedom homeschooling gives kids to create their own way!

#homeschool #highschool #middleschool #music #guitar #ihsnet  
I can teach music theory.  I can teach voice.  I can teach at least a little piano.  I cannot teach guitar.  And, when you can't find a steady guitar teacher, that makes life hard on a kid who real...
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I love your daughter's heart, Mary!  She takes after her momma.  :)
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This #Easter #art tutorial from +Tricia Hodges is SO pretty! 
 
Easter Cross Chalk Art Tutorial
Celebrate a glorious day - Easter - with chalk pastels!
Because You ARE an Artist! http://www.hodgepodge.me/2015/03/easter-cross-chalk-art-tutorial/
Pin it: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/106819822388426734/
#chalkart #YouAREanArtist  
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That sounds pretty, +Erendira Ramirez-Ortega!
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I encourage homeschool families through blogging, creative curriculum and practical workshops.
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Teaching (M.Ed.), curriculum writing, speaking, workshop training, homeschool consulting, blogging
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  • ShiningDawnBooks.com
    Owner, 2008 - present
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Homeschool blogger, author and speaker
Introduction
I'm an eclectic Charlotte Mason homeschool mom of three children currently in 12th, 9th and 2nd grades.  I've been blogging about our style of homeschooling at Our Journey Westward since 2006. 

At Shining Dawn Books, I write and publish the NaturExplorers series, 100+ Creative Nature Walks, Nature by the Season, Nature Study Through the Holidays, Loving Living Math, Living Literature Grammar Packets and Charlotte Mason Homeschooling in 18 Easy Lessons.  I've also written Homeschooling Gifted and Advanced Learners published by Prufrock Press.

I speak regularly at homeschool conferences and gatherings on a variety of encouraging and practical topics. I particularly enjoy offering half and full-day "hands-on" workshops to smaller groups.  My private consultations allow time to specifically address someone's questions and needs.

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5 years public school teaching experience, 13 years homeschooling
Education
  • OurJourneyWestward.com
    present
  • Eastern Kentucky University
    Elementary Education
  • Georgetown College
    Masters of Education