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With Patience and Care

Monday, 23 April 2012 by

Mary Jane hears a tapping sound coming from the direction of her son, David, who has spastic cystic fibrosis. He cannot roll, sit, walk, or speak, yet he is enjoying reading. The tap is his signal for Mom to turn the page. Chris’s 17-year old son, Tim, has fetal alcohol syndrome. He experiences difficulty focusing

[section] Did you know that in the days of your great-grandparents the inclusion of nature instruction in school was a serious concern? Many of you have read a bit of Charlotte Mason’s books or A Girl of the Limberlost or Freckles. Some of you even own Anna Comstock’s Handbook of Nature Study, though for many

Fall is for Planting and for Fun!

Monday, 23 April 2012 by

[section] [emphasize]Fall is for Planting–[/emphasize] You see this advertising slogan often at garden centers in autumn. So what does this have to do with homeschooling? More than you might think. Planting in the fall helps trees and shrubs become established during the cooler months, before enduring the warm, often dry conditions of summer. The benefits

[section] At the end of each school year, are you finding yourself swimming through mounds of worksheets, quizzes, tests, and half-finished workbooks wondering just what to do with it all? Where does the organization begin? What do you keep? Where will you keep it? How much should you, dare I say, throw away? As you

[section] [heading]Mentors of the Modern Homeschool Movement[/heading] Next year will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Susan Schaeffer Macaulay’s book [emphasize]For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for the Home and School [/emphasize]. Neophytes to home education back in the early 1980s (as most of us were) found in Macaulay’s book a call

[section] [subsection] [heading]What is Copywork[/heading] Copywork is simply the practice of copying a piece of well-written work from any of a variety of sources onto paper or into a notebook. The student copies from the chosen source using his best penmanship to create a “perfect copy” that is properly spaced and includes all proper capitalization

Heat Paks

Sunday, 18 April 2010 by

By Donna Rees Heat Paks make great gifts and are easy to make, inexpensive (you can make one for less than two dollars), durable, and welcomed with sincere gratitude by the fortunate recipients. Expectant mommies who have low back pain, elderly folks (who use Heat Paks not only to soothe tight muscles but also as

Bible on the Shelf

Sunday, 18 April 2010 by

By Christa Sterken “Come near to God and he will come near to you” James 4:8 While unpacking after a recent move, I started the arduous process of unloading my book collection. This would be no small job, so I was prepared for a workout. What I wasn’t prepared for was the lesson I would


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