Essential life skills

Adding Life Skills To Your Homeschooling Curriculum

We all want our children to have a well rounded education. That can’t come from just focusing on academics and extracurricular activities. Though undoubtedly both are equally important, they aren’t the only things our children are going to need once they leave the comfort of our little nest and venture out on their own. We …

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phonemic awareness

Teaching Your Struggling Reader Phonemic Awareness

What is Phonemic Awareness? I promise, I’ll only bore you with the definition once. Phonemic awareness — the ability to hear, identify, and play with individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words A child who possesses phonemic awareness can segment sounds in words (for example, pronounce just the first sound heard in the word top) and …

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Channies Visual Handwriting and Math {Review}

My children’s handwriting is atrocious. Like seriously- all of theirs.  As a former teacher and homeschooling mom, it’s rather embarrassing. I’m not sure exactly where we went wrong with their handwriting. But at some point I must have thrown the handwriting curriculum out the window in favor of more “important” subjects. Well now I have …

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