August Home School Round Up

Welcome to the August Homeschool Collection hosted by the Homeschool Review Crew. We hope that you are enjoying the commencement of the new shool year. Earlier this month we shared a series of posts to encourage you on the start of your new home school year.

We have hosted a 5 Day Not Back to School blog hop. Be sure to take a look at the following posts:

  1. Homeschool Traditions
  2. Homeschool Must Have Resources / Supplies
  3. Homeschool Curriculum
  4. How do I teach … ?
  5. Homeschool Planning & Record Keeping

From the Crew for the month of August

Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses shares

  • Homeschool High School Curriculum Choices for 2020 – This year we are home schooling year round and started our new year 10 weeks ago. Take a look at our resources for homeschooling high school.
  • My Must Have Homeschool Resources – from bookmarks, pencils to books here are my must have resources to home educate.
  • Kransky Potato Bake – One of my favourite meals growing up. Here is a one pot bake that your family will love!
  • Help How Do I Teach High School at Home? – Homeschooling through the highschool years is often seen as something to dread or fear.  Today I would like to encourage you to overcome the fear of homeschooling in the Highschool Years and know that you can teach anything. The most important thing as your child’s tutor to remember is that you can learn a new subject or skill alongside your student.

Yvie from Homeschool On the Range shares

  • Twenty Best Educational Subscription Boxes – Hands-on projects are a great educational tool, and with the advent of the subscription box phenomenon, there are so many fabulous ones now available!! We’ve tested several, and here are our top twenty recommendations for educational use….plus coupons & bonuses. 😎
  • Must-Have Supplies for Homeschooling Teens – Some items never go out of style. When homeschooling teens, there are a few basic supplies that you definitely need! Here are fourteen (non-electronic) must-have supplies for middle and high school…
  • Upper Grades Math & Physics Activities – It’s pretty easy to find homeschool resources and helpers for the elementary range, but once you hit middle and high school it gets to be slim pickings. So we sat down and compiled some of our favorite algebra, geometry, calculus, and physics helpers for all the upper grade kiddos…

Alexandra from Humor, Homeschool & Healthier Living shares

  • 5 Tips for New Homeschooling Families – We’ve had the pleasure of meeting many families who are new to homeschooling and have made the leap due to the current pandemic. Most have a familiar look fear on their face and are wondering what to do or if they’re homeschooling correctly, so I wanted to offer five tips- considering I know the feeling of homeschool uncertainties all too well.

Lisa from Homeschool Notes shares

  • Create a Homeschool Schedule That Works – Homeschooling gives you the freedom to make a schedule that works for you and your family. In this post learn tips to make it all come together so the things you value most get priority.
  • Tips for Creating a Positive Writing Atmosphere – Do your kids looked forward to writing? Are you finding it difficult to teach writing because your kids don’t like it? If so, this article is for you. We’ll talk about tips for creating a positive writing atmosphere in your homeschool so that writing time becomes a highlight of your day.
  • Creative Way to Display Books so Kids Will Want to Read Them – It’s important to have books all-around your home if you want to help your child develop a love of reading. But, in addition to your book collection, you want to be intentional in how you display your books. Don’t cram them all onto one large, standard bookshelf, and expect your child to spend hours perusing the books. You need to entice them. Here are some ideas.
  • Natural Ways to Teach Vocabulary – Homeschoolers are busy. There are so many subjects to teach our kids, that some just fall by the wayside. Is vocabulary one of those subjects for you? If so, then finding natural ways to teach vocabulary may be the solution. In this post, you’ll discover three ways to teach vocabulary without ever opening a workbook.

Rachel from Slow Down, Enjoy, and Create shares

Annette from A Net in Time shares

  • Celebrating the Seasons – Every season of life has something in it you can celebrate. What season are you in? What change of perspective can you take to make it a better one?
  • Keeping track of grades – using poetic form to consider the importance, nay the need, to track grades for a high school student.
  • Four Approaches to – Have you considered that there are four approaches you can take to… or any curriculum choice for that matter? Consider them well today!
  • Grade 10 Curriculum Choices – What is your child doing for grade 10? This is what my son has decided to do.

Richie from Richie Soares shares

  • Homeschool Laws By State: What They Are And How To Meet The Requirements – Whether you’ve been chewing on the thought of homeschooling your kids for a long while or it’s a sudden, appealing opportunity you’re embracing, if you’re in America you have a few things to get in order before you start rockin’ and rollin’. I’m referring to your homeschool laws, what they are, and how to meet the requirements.
  • How To Start Homeschooling From The Very Beginning – Lesson 1: Your First Year {A Step-By-Step Series Special} – The prospect of homeschooling can fill you with both excitement and trepidation. It may seem like homeschooling and everything it entails comes from another planet. I get it. I want to put all of the answers down in one place that makes it clear as can be on how to start homeschooling. I have outlined at least 15-20 blog posts to include absolutely everything you’re going to need to quickly begin your homeschooling journey and your brand new lifestyle. Because that’s what homeschooling surely becomes, a new way of life. Welcome to Lesson 1!

Amy from Healthy Happy Farm shares

  • Baked Beans – A tasty recipe for homemade Baked Beans.

Michelle from Life in the Nerddom shares

  • Help! My Kids Don’t Want to do Their Schoolwork! – We’ve all heard the dreaded “but I don’t wanna do school!” at one point or another. If you’re dealing with this struggle in your home, I have a few tried and true tips that may help.
  • I Want to Homeschool, but I Don’t Want to Teach – If you want to homeschool, but you don’t want to teach or you think you can’t teach, you’re not alone…I promise. You don’t have to feel trapped or hopeless or frustrated or like your only option is to take out a second mortgage to pay for private school. There are options!
  • How to Homeschool with Free Curriculum – Most free curriculum doesn’t come with a lesson plan or schedule, so you have to create one yourself. But where do you start? How do you plan out the lessons? How far out should you schedule the resource? I’ll walk you through the process step-by-step.

Bobbi from Bobbi Schaben – Christ-Centered, Intentional, Natural Motherhood shares

  • The Power of a Sensory Diet on Concentration – The sensory diet is a fun and effective way to empower your children to reach their full potential. These principles are simple to implement and work for individuals of all ages!

Rachel from Slow Down, Enjoy, and Create shares

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