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Homeschool Valentine’s Party

by THSM Contributor

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to have a party.  Whether you are part of a support group, co-op, or a class, kids really look forward to Valentine’s Day exchanges.  When a party is on the agenda, everyone can contribute ideas to make it fun. Here are some tips to plan an easy and fun Continue reading »

Germ Warfare

by Shay Seaborne

Hand washing and safe food handling are very important to me. I’m not above bringing food safety brochures to potlucks. This fixation is not without cause, though; as a teenager, I contracted my first obvious food-borne illness after eating strawberries in Mexico City. During the space of the next few years, I had the educational Continue reading »

Moms Are Glue

by THSM Contributor

Do you feel sticky? If you are a mom, you do. Kids hanging on you all day. ‘Mom’ this and ‘Mom’ that. But, even more than that, you are the glue that holds your family together. Moms set the tone, the mood in their families. When Mom’s doing well, all is well. When Mom is Continue reading »

New Year’s Goal Setting and Math Add Up to Higher Grades for Students!

by THSM Contributor

Teaching math is one of the greatest ways to instill valuable goal-setting skills while ensuring academic success. Math provides the perfect opportunity for goal-setting lessons: its aims are realistic, obtainable, measurable and can be broken down into smaller goals or tasks. Developing goal-setting skills will help students learn how to manage their time, make better decisions and take ownership of their own academic progress. Continue reading »

Easy Art History and Appreciation

by THSM Contributor

Art appreciation (or the study of art history) need not be difficult. You don’t need a fancy curriculum or a complicated plan. You simply need the desire to enjoy, along with your children, the beauty of God’s creation as depicted over the centuries by outstanding artists. Continue reading »

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Choosing Color Words When Writing

by Kim Kautzer

You have been working on concreteness. Your student is excited to discover a world of new words in his thesaurus and WriteShop word lists. As a parent, you want to allow him to flex his creative muscles, yet you want to guide him so he learns to choose suitable words. This article focuses on picking Continue reading »

Helping Colleges Choose You

by THSM Contributor

I realize that many of you reading this letter may not have high school age children or maybe even college bound students. My hope is that the information that is included in these college information articles will be helpful to all our students. The ideas included could apply to most jobs as well. After all, Continue reading »

7 Key Questions to Ask a College Admissions Officer – And what NOT to ask!

by THSM Contributor

You’ve heard, endlessly, about the high level of competition for plum spots at state universities and big name colleges alike. Increasingly, being selected for admission is about standing out. How can you “shine” at those upcoming college fairs, college nights, and college interviews? Continue reading »

Changing My Game Plan

by THSM Contributor

Excerpted from The Imperfect Homeschooler’s Guide to Homeschooling by Barbara Frank, published by Cardamom Publishers, April 2008 Like many people, I began homeschooling by imitating the schools of my youth. I bought a boxful of curriculum, divided it into daily assignments, and taught my kids right out of those books. And there wasn’t anything especially Continue reading »

Buying Used Homeschool Curriculum

by THSM Contributor

Buying home school curriculum can be expensive. Many people resort to purchasing their curriculum used, which usually works out very well for the buyer and seller. Here are a few warnings to watch out for to make your purchase of used home school curriculum, just what you need: 1. Do your homework – Check eBay Continue reading »