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Field Trip Guide for Homeschoolers

Field Trips

Attending a field trip is an important part of the education process. Students get a chance to visit various institutions, museums, theaters, and even factories to see how various industries work. It’s a great opportunity to spend some quality time as a group and to learn something practical.   The effectiveness of field trips...
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February Homeschool Freebies

February Homeschool Freebies

Enjoy your homeschool studies in the month of February with free printables, activities, videos, and resources aligning with current events. Includes homeschool freebies for Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, and more!
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Records and Reports – Part 2

Records and Reports - A2Z Homeschool.com

Reports and record keeping are one of the toughest jobs that homeschool parents face. In this post, you'll find free resources, printables, and even an excel spreadsheet to help make record keeping a manageable task!
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Naming Your Homeschool

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If you haven't already done so, consider naming your homeschool.
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Records and Reports

Records and Reports - A2Z Homeschool.com

An Excel spreadsheet and links to help you plan, record and report. Updated for 2016-2017. Feature by your Homeschooling Guide, Ann Zeise.
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Reading Level Assessment Tests

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Two reading tests to help you assess the reading level of your child. Explanation of the RL code on books.
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Lucky You, You’re Homeschooling!

Lucky You, You’re Homeschooling!

Let the shamrock remind you that the strange and unusual are lucky. Yes, to many, we homeschoolers are like shamrocks: rare, and a bit "freaky."
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Light and Learning: How Full Spectrum Lighting Effects Learning

Light and Learning: How Full  Spectrum Lighting Effects Learning

If you want to see an immediate improvement in attitude in your family, replace pink and cool white fluorescent lighting with full spectrum light bulbs inside your home, and spend more time outside near if not in sunlight. (Sunburn doesn't help learning!)
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Educationese for Homeschool Reports

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Educationese — or Teacherese — is the name sometimes given to the jargon too frequently employed by some of those who train our schoolteachers. It is characterized typically by its humorlessly abstract, Latinate, and polysyllabic diction and its convoluted, rambling, and frequently passive syntax. Fights are never “fights” and rarely even “quarrels.” Instead, fights...
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Dear Homeschoolers, You Are Loved Here!

Dear Homeschoolers, You Are Loved Here!

Dear undocumented homeschoolers, In A2Z, there are no walls. You belong here. You are loved. Dear black homeschoolers, In A2Z, YOUR life matters. You are loved. Dear Muslim and Middle Eastern homeschoolers, We know you are not terrorists You are loved. Dear Mexican homeschoolers, We know you are not rapists or drug dealers. You...
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Nasty Women Homeschool

Nasty Women vote

“Get this, Donald. Nasty women are tough. Nasty women are smart. And nasty women vote,” Elizabeth Warren told a crowd of an estimated 4,000 folks bundled in jackets and vests on the campus of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, surrounding by blazing orange and red fall foliage. “And, on Nov. 8, we nasty women...
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Some Must Fall, by Clair St.Claire

Clair St.Claire, homeschooled in the country all her life. She intends two more books to follow Some Must Fall in the series, The Coming Crown.
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Homeschool ID Cards Template

Homeschool ID Cards Template

Cards Updated for 2016-2017, with the new site link, and for newer versions of WORD. You can download a membership card template for this site in either .doc or .rtf format. The .doc one looks better, but you’ll need WORD or a program that reads WORD files. The other one, in rich text font,...
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Hiking with Homeschoolers

Taking Your Homeschooler Hiking By Sheri McGregor As the weather turns, the soft, warm breezes of spring call for us to revel in the bright green of newly sprouted grass, and the promise of budding blooms that hold sweet scented rainbows inside. With the snow melted and the blue sky brightening their worlds, how...
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Sample Form to Request School Records

Some may want to have a copy of a past school records These records concern your child’s past grades, test results, and other items kept in their child’s cumulative folder. Do note that you will only get a copy, and that the original will remain at the school. Parents have a right to get and...
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Educational Neglect

Legal opposition to homeschooling takes several forms. One of the scariest is the accusation of “educational neglect,” as if we were a mother out of a VC Andrews’ horror novel, locking our children in the attic. What can you do or not do to avoid being accused of educational neglect? Now I’m not a lawyer,...
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Care For the Primary Care Giver

How to take care of your self first, as the primary care giver in a homeschool family. I tend to make elaborate homeschooling resolutions in September. But now, after attending Ed Dickerson’s “Destinations” workshop at the Home=Education Conference in Sacramento, I’m determined to put ME FIRST! If I am to model patience, self-motivated learning...
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What is the best homeschool curriculum?

What is the best homeschool curriculum?

The Best Homeschool Curriculum in the Whole Wide World! So often I get asked “What is the best homeschool curriculum?” and without any supporting information to give an adequate answer, I thought I’d post an analogy. A woman rushes into a large shoe store, one with a zillion shoes for men, women and children, corrals...
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Should We Test Homeschoolers?

Should We Test Homeschoolers?

Homeschooling articles against standardized testing of children. Opinions of psychologists. Alternatives to taking a test.
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Reading Lists – Great Books for Children – Page 1

Reading Lists – Great Books for Children – Page 1

Reading Lists: There are so many books available for children, how do you choose the ones that are best for your child?
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