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As we celebrate National Homeschool Month throughout September, I’d like to tell you about another special month that is right around the corner. November is National Novel Writing Month. You may wonder what that has to do with homeschool, but let me assure you that the corresponding Young Writers Program is a great way to [...]

What math teacher has not been faced with the common student question, “How is this useful in the real world?” Math standards stress the need to relate skills to everyday life. Well-written word problems assist in this endeavor by presenting realistic scenarios for specific skills, yet they usually lack hands-on practice. As a homeschool parent/teacher, [...]

National Homeschool Month is a great time for families to celebrate the unique and wonderful adventure that is homeschool. My husband and I have educated our two sons for the past ten years. It has been challenging at times, but the rewards have been much greater than we expected. This new school year will be [...]

The following blog was authored by homeschooler and abcteach staff member, Carol Welch. With the year coming to a close, Carol shares ideas and quick planning activities that she used for her boys. Wrapping Up a Successful Year Here we are at the end of another school year. As a homeschool mom, I have always [...]

Happy National Homeschool Month! The following article was written by homeschooler and abcteach staff writer, Carol Welch. As you’re putting the final touches on your family’s lesson plans, we hope these tips provide support and creative inspiration for another successful year. Enhancing Your Homeschool Curriculum with abcteach As summer winds down, homeschool families are gearing [...]

One of the greatest joys of my life is reading. I love to curl up with an exciting novel or immerse myself in research to learn something new. As a homeschool mom/teacher, I enjoy sharing that passion with my two sons. Over the past nine years, my husband Rick and I have watched their skills [...]

Summer Learning at Home

June 11th, 2010

The sun is out, the schoolbooks are shelved…summer has arrived! However, that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. Summer is a perfect time for homeschool families to leave the routine behind and set out for new educational adventures. Great classes are available at local community centers. Kids can lead in vacation planning by mapping [...]

Hands-on Homeschool

March 18th, 2010

As a homeschool mom, one of my favorite aspects of homeschool is the freedom that my family has to adapt the learning process to fit our needs. Sure, my sons have done their share of worksheets – handwriting pages, math practice pages and more; but our favorite lessons have been those that did not include [...]

If you are an abcteach member, you will notice a bumper crop of new materials on gardening this week! We have a whole set of worksheets made with the abctools (from an abc sort to a word search), plus a great homeschool project on making and keeping a garden- choosing plants, deciding how to plant, [...]

Homeschoolers are always on the prowl for good curricula, new ideas, and ways to make learning fun. All that and more can be found at abcteach! If you are new to the site, the following list will point you in the right direction. If you are already a member, then you may just find a [...]

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