Out & About: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

by Katie Julius Homeschoolers rejoice! Many of our beloved field trip destinations are welcoming back visitors (though things might look a little different than our last visit pre-pandemic). Our first stop in our revived Out & About series is the Natural History...
Lead Learner

Lead Learner

by Katie Julius As homeschool parents, sometimes the idea that you are responsible for the education of your children can be overwhelming or even paralyzing. This is particularly true of inquiring or new home educators. We discussed why you are the best teacher for...

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The Start of Something Big

The Start of Something Big

by Rebecca Kocsis Ready or Not? You may have been planning your school year for months. Your curriculum is unpacked and your lesson plans are printed. The school supplies are neatly arranged. You’re ready. The kids are bored with the relatively unstructured days of...

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Your Home is Different

Your Home is Different

by Gena Suarez, The Old Schoolhouse I heard you’re struggling. Not because of anything you are doing per se, but because of the "nonsense talk" you’ve been hearing from friends or family. That your kids really should be in public school so they can have friends. That...

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Post-Graduate Plans Impact Your Student’s Homeschool Path

Post-Graduate Plans Impact Your Student’s Homeschool Path

by Marie Stout In the state of California, there is no one way to prepare for high school. As the parent-educator, you get to choose the Course of Study and how you want to implement those classes. There is no requirement as a private school regarding when classes are...

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And They’re Off!

And They’re Off!

by Rebecca Kocsis I liken the beginning of a new school year to the start of a horse race. After months of planning, organizing, and meeting with new homeschoolers, August (or September) arrives and off we go--executing our many well-laid plans. I often told families...

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Back to School: Ten Homeschooling Concerns

Back to School: Ten Homeschooling Concerns

by Deborah Wuehler, Senior Editor, The Old Schoolhouse  When you think of "back to school" what comes to mind? The smell of new books, new crayons, or new fear? Perhaps you are re-evaluating your homeschool decision because...

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Homeschool Success: Just Show Up

Homeschool Success: Just Show Up

by Rebecca Kocsis How do you define homeschool success? Probably the most obvious and easiest way would be to go back to your main reasons for homeschooling. Are you on your way to accomplishing them? Have you accomplished them? If so, then you might define that as...

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Homeschooling 101: Lesson Planning

Homeschooling 101: Lesson Planning

by Katie Julius You’ve picked out all of your curriculum and you’re excited to get started. But as you thumb through the pages of the clean, crisp pages, a sense of uncertainty overwhelms you. “I love this curriculum, but how do I know what to do each day?” Some...

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