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Posts Tagged ‘ Articles from 2016 ’

What DeVos Appointment Could Mean to Homeschoolers

Should we homeschoolers, all of us, be concerned about the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, if her appointment is approved?
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A to Z Homeschool Articles from 2016

A to Z Homeschool Articles from 2016

Essays written and copyrighted by your Homeschooling Guide, Ann Zeise, as well as features written and copyrighted by guest essayists. Most feature articles also contain links.
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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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FAQs About Homeschooling High School

Homeschooling high school does take some planning, but can be a leg up on starting college or a career earlier than most teens. Can I homeschool just part of high school, but not all 4 years? I don’t recommend doing a few years of homeschooling in high school, and then jumping back in for, say,...
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Family Library Organizing Tips

Family Library Organizing Tips

How do you best organize a family library? You have book cases in every room, even the bathrooms! Once you took a stab at organizing your books, but now there are so many more! What can you do? Build a small home library! This is going to have to be a family effort. What...
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Printing and Binding Classic Books for Homeschooling

Consider the cost of printer ink, paper and covers before you think of printing these as “Free” books. The cost may be more than buying paperbacks or buying a cheap Kindle for reading purposes only. I prefer to call them “Classic books” rather than old. These are readily available on the Internet, and I...
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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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Planning for Homeschooling is Like Planning a Vacation

Planning for Homeschooling is Like Planning a Vacation

Each family has their own ideas about the best vacation, and so they will for planning homeschooling, too. Q. I am overwhelmed about all the homeschool options out there. How do I plan what will be best for my family? A. Have you ever planned a family vacation? One where you need to take everyone’s...
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