Tag Archives: HEAV

Finishing Strong! Evaluate Before You Plan (Free Evaluation Form Download)

Before we can begin to plan for the next academic year, we first need to know how the current year went. Evaluation is an important part of any project and homeschooling is no exception. In this context, evaluation takes several … Continue reading

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Finishing Strong to Begin Again Strong!

  This kid is almost “done” for the summer! He has about ten pages of geography left and he took the book upstairs during quiet time so I’m thinking he’ll be done this week. The others aren’t far behind him. … Continue reading

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I’m Glad Convention Season is Coming!

    The last few weeks have been rough! Time change, sick littles, a major reorganization project in order to give the biggest boy his own room (which meant turning the schoolroom into the master bedroom, moving school to the … Continue reading

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It’s Spring! Time for Yard Work, and Planning My Trip to Virginia and the HEAV Convention (with a Giveaway)

It’s April and time for me to plan my annual trip to Virginia! I’m so excited to be spending a bit more than two weeks visiting friends and family (including a visit to my sister at Poplar Spring Farm) and … Continue reading

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Stay Away!

Respect is a big deal these days and so often it just means that I choose to stay away from those who disagree with me. Avoiding my neighbor isn’t really loving him, though, and loving our neighbor is what each … Continue reading

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Bless Another Homeschooler

  Convention is coming and I’m making my lists and anticipating happy hours spent looking at curriculum, buying curriculum, making lesson plans and finally teaching! I‘m also anticipating the joy of being able to talk to other homeschoolers and encourage … Continue reading

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Picking Curriculum: Or Why I Start Thinking About September in February!

    Lately (for which I am very thankful) school has been going remarkably smoothly. We took a bunch of time off in December due to holidays and sickness and finished out 2014 by moving the schoolroom upstairs from the … Continue reading

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Evaluating The Past Year

Now that I?m home from convention and we have finished up our last few subjects my mind is turning to planning the new year and using all of the materials I purchased in June! This is our fifth year of … Continue reading

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Helpers

One of the hardest things in a family with many littles is figuring out how to incorporate everyone into the work of the household. It?s not too hard to train the oldest ones but then the littler ones want to … Continue reading

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Encouraging Children to Ask Questions?

Some days the questions and speculations start before my first cup of tea! Buggle seems to set himself engineering problems in his sleep and Bull is in the categorization phase and wants to know: ?Is it morning?? ?Is it a … Continue reading

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