a review of cathy duffy's 102 top picks for homeschool curriculum, learn with emily dot com

A Review of Cathy Duffy’s 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum

As parents enter the homeschooling world, they may wonder where to begin. Although they may not know the requirements for their local area (CLICK HERE to read about how to find out this information), they know that they need to select and buy curriculum. There are a lot of curriculum choices available and it can […]

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Free Homeschool Curriculum Sources, learn with emily dot com

Free Homeschool Curriculum Sources

As many families approach the possibility of homeschooling, curriculum costs may become a concern. There is a huge range of prices for various competing programs. It can get expensive, especially when one of those high priced curriculums turns out to be a poor fit for a specific child. Although I definitely feel like a high […]

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How to teach handwriting: a fun multi-sensory handwriting approach, learn with emily dot com

How to Teach Handwriting: A Multi-Sensory Handwriting Approach

When I taught in a self-contained public school setting, I worked with an excellent OT who introduced me to a multi-sensory approach to handwriting. Although I do not have nor remember her original multi-sensory handwriting program source, the just of the program was to start with gross motor practice, move to fine motor practice, and […]

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ask me monday. 5 ways to motivate a reluctant learner, learn with emily dot com

5 Ways to Motivate a Reluctant Learner

This Ask Me Monday (AMM3) question covers the topics of 1) the first steps in homeschooling, 2) possible reasons for reluctant learning, and 3) ways to motivate a reluctant learner. Submitted Question: We’ve been thinking of homeschooling our son, but I’m concerned with his inability to focus and do an assigned task. He does okay […]

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Photo of 2 kids playing with the caption, ADHD tips: adaptations to help an active child

ADHD Tips: Adaptations to Help an Active Child

Some children are just more active, distractible, and impulsive than others. Children with these symptoms may be evaluated for and diagnosed with ADHD. This condition is brain-based and NOT the result of poor parenting or a lack of effort. Children will benefit from adequate exercise and adaptations that meet their attention and movement needs. These ADHD tips […]

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Photo of an apple on a stack of books with the caption, a review of the well-trained mind homeschool book, learn with emily dot com

The Well-Trained Mind Homeschool Book

I have been intrigued by the classical education movement. A classical education is one that bases learning off of three stages: 1) the Grammar stage, 2) the Logic stage, and 3) the Rhetoric stage. Children below 5th grade are in the grammar stage. In this stage, facts, general knowledge, and memorization are required. During the […]

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When to Use a Calculator Accommodation

Calculators are used to make math calculations easier to solve. In a public school setting, a calculator accommodation may only be allowed with documentation of a disability and special education paperwork. A homeschool parent teaching elementary level math may wonder: When do I teach calculator skills? When should I let the child use a calculator? […]

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