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Tips to Review Your Homeschool Progress

Tips to Review Your Homeschool Progress

For many homeschoolers, November marks the midyear. For year-round homeschoolers it may mark the year end. Either way, during this busy season, make certain you set some time aside to review your progress to see if a change in your schedule or curriculum should be on your radar. Continue reading »

Phone schooling for families on the go

PhoneSchooling: Homeschooling with OneNote and OneNote Mobile

I’ve been using Microsoft OneNote 2010 and OneNote Mobile for Android as tools for homeschooling and organizing our activities. Microsoft will tell you that OneNote is a note taking and information management system that can capture your to-do list and important information.

What I will tell you is that OneNote lets me create notes at home on my Windows computer that I can access on my mobile phone — when I need to know the soccer schedule, when my son needs access to a science quiz in the car, when I need my notes for work, or when I need to remember my errands. Continue reading »

TheHomeSchoolMom: Start Fresh

Start Fresh… Stay Strong… Finish Well!

It’s the beginning of July. We just wrapped up another school year. Did your kids learn something? You bet they did! Did you have good days? Let’s hope so! How about bad days? Did you have any of those?

I did.

But I have great news for you… Continue reading »

TheHomeSchoolMom: Reflections - Homeschooling Review

Reflections From This Homeschooling Year

Even though we technically school throughout the whole year, since summer for us is more relaxed, the beginning of June feels like the end of the school year. And, like at any ending, I end up reflecting. I mean, as a homeschooler I’m pretty much solely responsible for the academic well-being of my kids, so I figure I’d better make sure I learn something from each year of teaching, right? I like to think I can be in a better position each year to help my children learn what they need to learn. Continue reading »

Homeschool Curriculum Reviews

How Did Your Curriculum Work For You?

You have probably either finished the year or are winding up the year. It’s a good time to reflect on how your curriculum worked for you in each subject (if you use curriculum). Did you find yourself dreading a particular subject? Did your children complain about the curriculum? Did they accomplish the goals that you had set for the year? Continue reading »

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: Homeschool planning through looking back

Parent /Teacher – Student Conferences

Aren’t you glad you don’t have to endure parent-teacher conferences? It’s just one of the blessings for those who home school. The purpose of parent-teacher conferences is to check the progress of the student for the current school year. You may love the fact that you don’t have to stand in lines, hear how others think your child is doing, or try to reason with another teacher, but you may want to consider conducting a progress check of your own. Continue reading »