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Tina Robertson
Blogger, Homeschool Mom, Co-Founder of New Bee Homeschooler, Creator of the 7 Step Free Homeschool Planner
Blogger, Homeschool Mom, Co-Founder of New Bee Homeschooler, Creator of the 7 Step Free Homeschool Planner
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Hands-on Ancient Babylon: Hanging Gardens Fun Activity Known as one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were thought to have been a showpiece in the capital of the Neo-Babylonian Empire and built by King Nebuchadnezzar. But there is some debate among scholars if it really even existed or it was just a fable or who actually built it. While some historians believe that the gardens towered hundreds of feet in the air while others believe it was much smaller, there is also some debate on just exactly where the gardens were located.

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What If I Choose the Wrong Homeschool Curriculum?

What if I choose the wrong homeschool curriculum is at the top of the list of worries for new and seasoned homeschoolers alike. However, I think on the flip side of worry is getting a shipment of new homeschool curriculum. It can be one of the most pleasurable moments in homeschooling. Don’t you just love the smell of new books? It just feels like you have it all together now.

But then, worry sets in. Will this be the right curriculum for my child? Will this year meet my expectations? We spend hours reading every catalog and website that we can as we pore over curriculum choices.

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Are You Family-Focused Instead of Curriculum-Driven When Homeschooling?

I failed too. When I struggled with homeschooling it was because I hyper focused on breezing through the curriculum instead of focusing on my family. I just knew that if I finished a lesson, a book or an assignment, then my children were “properly taught.” When I completed a curriculum, I felt we were making progress and learning.

That is a false sense of accomplishment. Public school is curriculum focused. What makes homeschoolers different?

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What You've Got to Know About Teaching Reading Comprehension

When I took Mr. Senior 2013 out of public school for the short time he was in Kindergarten and started homeschooling him again, I realized that he had changed from adoring his reading time to abhorring it.

So today, in what you’ve got to know about teaching reading comprehension, I will share some surefire ways to rekindle the love of reading and more importantly to help your child understand what he is reading.

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Body Part Labeling and Skeleton Quiz Free Minibooks

Today, I have two more minibooks for the Human Body Lapbook. One minibook is titled I am Wonderfully Made and it is a labeling of general body parts. This book  can for sure be used for a younger child and a middle school kid.

This next fun minibook is a 4 question quiz about the skeleton system.

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How Does My High School Homeschooled Kid Get a Diploma If I Do This Myself?

Doing this by yourself is not as hard or as terrifying as many homeschoolers may think. It takes knowing a few time-saving tricks and I want to share them with you.

Look at these things that you want to resolve and plan for now that will save you tons of time and stress later.

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How to Write a Simple But Effective Homeschool Lesson Plan

Lesson planning is a learned skill when you begin to homeschool. But it won’t take that long if you understand some basics. The skill of how to write a simple but effective homeschool lesson plan is one that you will need your whole homeschool journey.

Too, the advantages of learning how to plan a well thought out and organized lesson can mean the difference between a mediocre home educator and one that soars.

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When Your High Schooler Tests Below Grade Level

This can be a sensitive subject because as the parent, we may have a tinge of guilt feelings. 

But I am here to tell you that even if you rocked along happily homeschooling on grade level that life could throw you an unwelcoming event.  When the Mr. had his heart attack, I found it more helpful to focus on what I could do to help Mr. Senior 2013 get caught up in high school and not focus on what we had lost.

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Homeschool Unit Study Human Body: Hands-on Activity - Rigid Vs. Flexible Bone Activity

Today, in our homeschool unit study on the human body, I have another hands-on activity to learn about the makeup of human bones.

By the way, this is a 24 hour activity meaning your child needs to observe it over night. But it is so worth it, because kids will love recording what they observe!

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5 Days of Learning Printables - The World of Columbus and Sons: Day 1

When studying history, topics can tend to stay broad.  For example, it is hard to study history and not cover a 100 years or so at a time.  If you want to diverge, finding other topics and events can be time consuming. 

These books add in key events and then you can decide if you want to casually mention them or have them a subject of an essay.

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