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Making Writing Fun in Your Homeschool | 244

Learn strategies to make writing fun and engaging for homeschooling families in this episode of the Homeschooling Families Podcast. Join host Leslie Nunnery and Christine Zell, the creator of Rabbit Trails Homeschool, as they discuss building confidence in young writers, fostering creativity, and the role of literature in teaching writing. Discover practical tips to help your children overcome writing challenges and develop their writing skills.

Don’t miss this episode to gain valuable insights into nurturing young writers and making the writing process enjoyable. Explore how to tailor writing assignments to individual interests and needs while removing the fear of writing. Connect with Christine Zell and access her writing resources to support your homeschooling journey.

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teaching multiple grades at once

Teaching Several Grades at Once

Teaching several grade levels all together can seem daunting. However, what might at first appear to be overwhelming can be turned into an asset in your homeschool. Let’s look together at planning ahead, group teaching, leading older children in sharing knowledge (and boundaries for this approach), and ideas that bring the family together.

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Building a Solid Math Foundation

Who is going to build a house by starting with the walls? Without a solid foundation, those walls
may hold up for a bit but eventually will come crashing down. Math is a lot like building a house.
We need to start with a strong foundation and build up from there. It doesn’t have to be hard!
Come and see how easy it is to teach math.

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A Curriculum Tune Up Subject Specific Learning

Speaker: Heather LaurieWhat kind of curriculum works best for you and your family? With so many options available, where do you start? Heather Laurie address this issue and provides clear direction when picking what is best for your children and family!  (more…)

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The 4 Biggest Mistakes Most Families Make When Saving for Retirement

You’ll learn the Biblical perspective on saving and even investing for retirement, as well as discuss seemingly contradictory teachings of Jesus on “storing up”.

You’ll learn the 4 biggest risks to your retirement success and how you can manage or even avoid them.

– Understand the simple rules for maximizing your retirement savings!
– Discover the 1 risk that no one can avoid and what you must do to beat it
– Learn what I call “The Big Mistake” and what I teach my private clients so that they never make it

Participants will be given the opportunity for a FREE “Retirement-Readiness” audit to find out for yourself if you’re on track to reach your goals!

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Courage and Patriotism: Stories of America’s Beginnings

Stories teach with power and touch the souls of young and old alike. Through stories, heroes come to life as vibrant mentors to us and our children, living in a world of collapsing values.

This presentation, centered on the Revolutionary War, allows our early heroes to teach sacrifice, selflessness and tenacity: Why did soldiers defy enemy bullets and bayonets to fight for their rights? What makes a general great? Who are we today because of the sacrifices of men, women and children who pushed through fear to forge independence?

America is noble because of those who gave her birth: George Washington, the Great Man without whom America might never have been; Nathaniel Greene and Henry Knox, Washington’s genius-generals; The Maryland 400— Washington’s Immortals—who gave all to save their brother soldiers; the secret intelligence organization that allowed Washington to win the Revolutionary War at the risk of their lives—these and many other stories help children reverence the people

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Finding Fun and Unique Ways to Teach Your Children

When we think of educating our children, we often think of our children sitting at desks or the kitchen table using textbooks and workbooks. While this kind of teaching/learning is enjoyable to some students, most students (and parents!) enjoy breaking out of the more traditional classroom setting in exchange for ideas and activities that are more fun! It is possible to incorporate alternative kinds of teaching and learning into your homeschool, and it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive! There are ways to use hands-on activities, dance, poetry, drama, experiments, fun literature-related activities, music, travel, and more to spice up your homeschool! If you’re in a homeschool rut or if you’re just not sure how to add a little fun and adventure to your homeschool, we would love to share some ideas and information with you! Your children will thank you (Ok…it may be years from now! But they will!) and your family may discover a new love for learning this school year!

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Where to start? How to start? Why to Start? Getting Started Homeschool 101

For the past thirty-five years, homeschooling has been looked at by many men largely as something their wife does. Many believe that if they pay the bills, that is really all that God expects of them. Biblically speaking, what should dads do in the homeschooling process?

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Diving Into the Publishing World Without Drowning

Author Carol Kinsey will explore the journeys to publication she and The Writing Family have gone through as they’ve moved into the publishing world. This workshop will explore practical ways for you or your child to edit, get published, land an agent, find a publisher, pursue independent publishing, and advertise yourself.

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Devoted How We Make Our Special Family Work

Speaker: Christopher and Heather LaurieOwners and Operators of “Special Needs Homeschooling” discusses family life with multiple special need children. Believing that there is indeed life after a diagnoses, the Lauries discuss how to live a life glorifying God. (more…)

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Foundation of Learning Styles

Speaker: Jan BedellLearning from the journey of homeschooling her own daughter with learning disabilities, Jan Bedell shares encouragement of how to teach children with special needs, learning delays, and more! (more…)

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Write the Word

Laura Macfarlan will challenge parents to install a passion for the Word of God in their children by encouraging them to write the Word.
Come learn how to choose what they should write: ensuring passages that are grade-appropriate and incorporate ideal letter combinations for handwriting mastery. Manually writing subject material is a way to enhance learning and retention, so let’s have them write the Word!

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How to Write about Literature

It is essential, valuable, and fulfilling to read the great classics of literature; and it is also just as vital to write about them. What methods and techniques can be used to write well about literature? How should we approach a work of art in order to write about it? Is it possible to write about literature so that the essay, too, is a work of art? Learn steps, methods, and techniques to writing the artful and sophisticated literary analysis essay.

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5 Most Common Misunderstandings about College: What You Don’t Know Will Cost You

The college landscape has changed significantly over the last five years, and families today have more options than ever when it comes to pursuing a college degree. However, as stewards of God’s greatest gifts to us, our children, how can we make wise choices? With over 50 combined years of higher education experience, we are positioned to help you make the most of your options and avoid common mistakes.

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How to Select a College and Prepare Your Student to not just Survive but Thrive.

Over 50% of students walk away from the church during their first two years of college. In this
session, Dr. Thomas White, Cedarville University President, theology professor, published
author, and homeschool dad will present straight forward truth and insider tips from almost 20
years in higher education leadership. Topics addressed will include: how to determine what a
school really teaches; tips for the application process and scholarships; and preparing your
student spiritually to not just survive but thrive in college.

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Getting Started Homeschooling

This session is a practical ???how-to??? workshop intended to help new home educators meet the Ohio state requirements for notification and assessment. We will review Ohio’s homeschool regulations in a way that is interactive and engaging. Examples of notifications and Ohio’s assessment options will be examined.Whether you are in the process of deciding to home educate or you are ready to begin, this session will provide answers to your questions.

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Mom, Don’t Make Me Think-Just Tell Me The Answer

Speaker: Ann MeolaAfter switching to a new Math curriculum with her daughter which led to her daughter saying, “Just tell me the answer!”, Ann Meola realized that children need a clear understanding of math, not just what the books says. (more…)

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