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Field Trip Guide for Homeschoolers

During these “enrichment” trips students can take a look at how their knowledge can be applied in practice and perhaps find that they are interested in choosing a particular profession. 

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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Economics for Children

Ideas and resources for teaching your child about money and finances. Homeschool lesson plans, games ideas, book recommendations, entrepreneurial ideas, and other economic resources.
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Patriots’ Day: Fun Facts About This Bostonian Celebration

What is Patriots' Day? Learn more about the history of this Massachusetts holiday with these free resources.
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Homeschool Resources for Autistic Learners

Autism Awareness Month resource collection. Free resources to help with the homeschooling of autistic learners. Includes hands-on activity ideas, printables, and more.
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Homeschool Transcript Resources

Find help interpreting your homeschool high school-level work and creating transcripts for college applications. Includes free printable templates, tips, and other resources.
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Celebrating Powerful Women in History

Women have been influential throughout history. Find out more about the powerful women who shaped that history.
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St. Patrick’s Day Resources

Celebrate St. Partick's Day with this collection of free resources. Find Language arts, math, history, science, art, and other freebies featuring shamrocks, rainbows, and leprechauns to help with your homeschool St. Patrick's Day fun.
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History of Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras with these fabulous homeschool resources. Learn about the history of Mardi Gras, find fun book suggestions, and get instructions for entertaining activities to include Fat Tuesday in your homeschool day.
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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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African American Homeschooling

African American Homeschooling

Homeschooling is on the rise with African-Americans.  Though there may be a multitude of reasons, many families are finding homeschooling as the best educational option for them. Many black parents want to teach their children traditional Afrocentric values and homeschooling is the perfect way to do that. Other black homeschoolers want to focus on...
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Records and Reports – Part 3 Resources to Purchase

Records and Reports - A2Z Homeschool.com

The third post in the series Records and Reports. Practical resources that you can purchase or download and print that will help you to simplify your record keeping process.
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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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