Essential Conversations

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Athena Lester
By: Athena Lester
June 21, 2019

Summer Writing Ideas for Homeschool Students

Summer Writing Ideas for Homeschool Students

Summer is a time for fun and a break from the rigors of the school year. However, as Laura pointed out in the previous blog post (check it out, it’s really sweet), summer can also be an opportunity to continue growing! She encouraged parents to guide their children’s reading through the vacation months, but parents can also guide their children’s writing during the summer. “Excuse me, Athena. That sounds like a school activity, and the point of summer …

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Danielle Nettleton
By: Danielle Nettleton
June 6, 2019

For the Homeschool Parent: Dealing with the “Summer Scaries”

For the Homeschool Parent: Dealing with the “Summer Scaries”

As homeschool parents enter the month of June, they may also encounter a phenomenon that I like to call the “summer scaries.” This is the few months in which they worry that their homeschool students will promptly forget everything they learned over the past school year, especially in more practice-based subjects like math and writing.   In my opinion, the summer scaries are a legitimate concern, especially since students learn and retain that knowledge in different ways. Are …