Weekend homeschool links

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Weekend homeschool links
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Enjoy this collection of weekend homeschool links:

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Giveaway: $300+ full curriculum package from Oak Meadow

Oak Meadow

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Welcome to today’s giveaway–sponsored by Oak Meadow!

“When children are given love, freedom, a natural environment, and opportunities for creative expression, they have always found ways to release their unique genius. By providing these fertile attributes in their homeschooling journey, parents will bring forth artists, scientists, and leaders.”
~ Lawrence Williams, Oak Meadow co-founder

Learn organically with Oak Meadow

Exploring educational options for your family? It’s not too early to plan for the next school year!

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Oak Meadow has provided flexible, progressive ​homeschooling curriculum for students in kindergarten to grade 12 since 1975.

Our student-centered, nature-based curriculum allows families to set their own rhythm of learning and encourages creativity and intellectual development through hands-on activities and interdisciplinary projects.

Families love our organic approach to home education, whether they use it independently or through enrollment in our distance learning school. And high school students can truly take charge of their own learning, thanks to the many options we offer.
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Jamie’s homeschool day in the life (with a 10-, 11-, & 12-year-old)

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(with a 10-, 11-, & 12-year-old)
Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom

Today’s post marks the 6th homeschool day in the life I’ve written–one each year since I originally thought of the idea in 2011! It’s amazing to look back and watch the kids grow up before my eyes.

In one way January is an odd time to kick off this series–we’re coming out of different holiday routines, and starting over feels strange for a while. At the same time, perhaps that’s why we need this series this time of year–to nudge us back in the right direction.

Before Christmas I could feel homeschool burnout looming. All I wanted to do (as I told one friend) was “watch Christmas movies and eat cookies.”

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So we did.

Not too many cookies, but a few, plus a movie each day for about two weeks.

Can I tell you it was just what the doctor ordered? Afterwards I was ready to create new routines and get back to business.
A homeschool day in the life 2016

Here’s what that looks like at the moment:
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Weekend homeschool links

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Weekend homeschool links
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Candle making made its way onto our agenda again last weekend!

You guys spoke, and I listened! You said you DO want to have a link-up at the end of this year’s homeschool day in the life series, so let’s do it!

I’ll host the link-up here on Monday, February 29th, which gives you plenty of time between now and then to write on your own blogs about your unique homeschool day. Then on Feb 29th come by here and follow the instructions to share your links.

That’s it–please put it on your calendars and help make this series an encouraging success for everyone reading!

Enjoy this collection of weekend homeschool links:

What we’re reading this week:

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Giveaway: $175 package from A Thomas Jefferson Education

A Thomas Jefferson Education

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Welcome to this week’s giveaway, brought to you by a resource that has completely changed the way my family home educates for the better–Thomas Jefferson Education (also known as TJEd).

“TJEd” or “Leadership Education” is a philosophy and methodology that supports personalizing education for each child’s age, gifts and learning style.

Its focus on the 7 Keys of Great Teaching and the Phases of Learning really reduce stress and magnify inspiration.

One of the tools we provide is This Week in History–a daily resource that brings your homeschool or classroom to life!
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