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How To Homeschool Part 2

Last week I shared an e-book about how to homeschool. I think it is big help to families new to homeschooling. This week I found a neat webinar on You Tube called 5 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Homeschooling.

5 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Homeschooling

The video offers great insight from veteran homeschool Moms. I like hearing from others what has and hasn’t worked for them in their homeschooling adventures. I have tried things that didn’t work for others, and lo and behold, it worked for me.

It is okay to experiment with different homeschooling techniques, curriculums, styles… That is the only way you will ever know what truly works for you and your children. It is also a great way to discover new techniques you never would have dreamed would work for you. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Don’t be afraid to fail…failure simply means you discovered something that doesn’t work for you and helps you pinpoint what does.

Dare to be different this year. Try something that is not in your homeschooling comfort zone. Share your experiences with others so we can learn from you.

If you have tried new and different things this year, please take a minute and leave a comment for the rest of us who are eager to learn from you!


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Essay Contest

Poetic Power contacted me about several upcoming contests they are running. Their next contest involves essays and has a deadline of February 15, 2012. The contest is open to homeschoolers as well as public and private school kids.

Here are the details:

Students submit one non-fiction essay, 250 words or less on any topic. The essay can be submitted online or mailed in.

Online submission—

Mail submission–Creative Communication, 159 North Main Street, Smithfield, UT 84335.

There are three contests each year with upcoming deadlines of Feb 15 and July 18. There are 10 winners in each grade division of 3-6, 7-9, 10-12.

Winners receive $25 and a book that includes their essay. Other writers of merit will be invited to be published. There are no costs to enter, or to be published.


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