Life Skills In Your Homeschool: Do They Really Count As Learning? (includes lesson plan recap)
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Life Skills In Your Homeschool: Do They Really Count As Learning? (includes lesson plan recap)

Teaching life skills in a school setting looks very different than the way we teach them at home. This doesn’t mean they somehow matter less. Here is an overview of how I teach basic life skills as a part of our homeschool days. A friend asked me last week why I don’t share the basic…

Creating Your Own Homeschool Learning Plan (includes weekly lesson plan recap)
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Creating Your Own Homeschool Learning Plan (includes weekly lesson plan recap)

Creating your own learning plan may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. This is a step by step look at how to create an individualized plan for learning in your homeschool. Individualized Learning Plans Back when I was in college studying to be a special education teacher, I remember thinking to myself, “Every…

Homeschooling And Outside Therapies: Lesson Planning Tips {week 34 recap}
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Homeschooling And Outside Therapies: Lesson Planning Tips {week 34 recap}

Balancing ongoing doctors appointments and therapies when homeschooling your child can be difficult. These lesson planning tips for homeschooling and outside therapies eliminate the guilt and help you prioritize what is most important for your child. When my child’s doctor first recommended speech therapy and occupational therapy several times a week, I was relieved. Finally,…

Practicing Spelling With An Older Learner {includes a weekly lesson plan recap}
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Practicing Spelling With An Older Learner {includes a weekly lesson plan recap}

It can be difficult to find ways to practice spelling with an older learner because most programs are designed for young children. In this week’s lesson plan recap, I include an in-depth discussion of how we approach spelling with my teenage son’s learning differences. Last week, I shared a quick snapshot of some of the…

Do You Need A Beginning Of The School Year Assessment In Your Homeschool? {Weekly Lesson Plan Recap #32}

Do You Need A Beginning Of The School Year Assessment In Your Homeschool? {Weekly Lesson Plan Recap #32}

As we begin our new homeschool year, I am continuing to share all of our weekly lesson plans as well as a recap of how last week actually went. This is week 32 in this year long series. Last week was our first official week of the new school year. My son is now in…

The Finances Of Homeschooling Children With Additional Needs {week 27 lesson plan recap}

The Finances Of Homeschooling Children With Additional Needs {week 27 lesson plan recap}

The finances of homeschooling children with differences is a complicated topic, mostly because what works for one family is likely not going to work for another. In this week’s lesson plan recap, I want to address this very real aspect of our lives as parents and homeschoolers. This is week 27. As gas prices have…

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