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This student blog is brought to you by the students of Mrs. Kapusta’s class and guest contributors. Together students write the articles and publish it right here on our website.

Please take a moment to read through the latest edition and give these students a pat on the back for a job well done.

A "reluctant reader" has the skills to read, he or she just doesn't enjoy it for very much. There are things you can do encourage a love of reading. Just follow these tips for teaching a reluctant learner...

As parents, we want to help our children to learn to have a more realistic and balanced point of view about the positive and negative aspects of life.  To do this, however, we need to look at our own attitudes and help our children build positive attitudes about their place in the world. ...

A solid body of research supports the role of the senses in skill development and concept retention.  Multi sensory learning strategies make deliberate use of touch, hearing and sound to enhance the brain’s ability to relay information.  According to educational research, the more sensory pathways......

With each person comes a different personality, with each teacher comes a different prospective, and with each student comes a diverse way of thinking. Every one acts differently according to their beliefs. As a teacher, I have found that I need to teach with my......

“Ugh! Math stinks; I only do it because I have to.”  Have you ever heard or said this yourself? Have you every wondered why kids hate math? Well, I feel your pain. I hated math too, and now I teach the stuff I once couldn’t......

One of the most important skills we can develop in our children is helping them find their “voices” and become self-advocates. There are many situations where they must decide what they need and be able to voice it. Often, as parents, we plan what our......

Our lives are filled with choices and options. If you go to a shoe store, you will find boots, sandals, athletic shoes, orthopedic shoes, loafers, heels, pumps, slippers, and more. Not every shoe works for every person or meets every person’s needs. The same is......

What Do You Need to Teach Your Child? This is a question almost everyone asks, from people who are exploring the idea of homeschooling to those who have been homeschooling for a while. But stop for just a minute, and really let that question sink......

As we look forward to the start of a new school year, there is usually much anticipation as well as a bit of anxiety. We all want to make sure we are using the “right” curriculum and doing this homeschooling thing the “right” way. The......

The American Girl class is the perfect class for students who love to read, or want to improve their reading skills, while having loads of fun. During each American Girl class the students read 2 series of books, each about a different American Girl during......

Here are the results of HC students after just one semester of taking Meg Navarro’s art class. Students learn to draw lifelike pictures while adding their own creative touch. Meg teaches using techniques she has learned from live classes she took from renown artists such......

There is a difference between a child who is smart or bright and one that is gifted. All gifted children can and are considered to be bright, but not all bright children can be considered gifted. The fact of the matter is there are many,......

What in life is without challenges? I’d argue that anything worth having has some challenges that go along with it, and homeschooling is no exception. While most of the homschoolers I interact with consider homeschooling among the most rewarding experiences of their lives, they all......

When it comes to scholarships, homeschooled students usually have the same opportunities as those who attend public or private schools. While some opponents of educational choice have raised concern in the past, particularly about socialization and the quality of the curriculum used in many homeschool......

For many who are new to the idea of homeschooling, home education seems to be the domain of the stay-at-home parent, often the mom. But the truth is that homeschool has many, many faces, and wanting or needing to earn a living doesn’t necessarily mean......

This is a question that almost everyone askes, people who are exploring the idea of homeschooling to those who have been homeschooling for a while. But stop for just a minute and really let that question sink in…what do you need to teach your child?......

While many homeschoolers have the goal of college in mind, it is not the only option for the home-educated student. In fact, in some cases, it may not even be the best option. Instead, it is reasonable to suggest that the best option is the......

No parent approaches homeschooling a teen without at least a little bit of anxiety. After all, the preparation you give your adolescent now will greatly influence his future. The good news is you can relax a bit, safe in the knowledge that home-educated students can......

Nearly 200 people voted at Homeschool Connection’s first annual art show on April 21, 2016, featuring the artwork of Meg Navarro’s students. Over 130 students participated in the competition, and there were 10 winners across the different age groups. These categories included photography and drawing......

In 2013, I attended a lecture given by Dr. Kathy Koch at the Cincinnati Homeschool Convention. I thought the information she shared was incredibly valuable and wanted to share it with you too. You might have noticed it already, but there’s a bit of genius......

As a parent, you have been teaching your child since the moment you brought him home (and possibly before) without even meaning to. Your child learned numerous important things about the way of living from you, so it’s natural for you to teach him. But......

One thing that’s great about homeschooling is that fact that there are so many different options. There are many ways to home educate your child, and you can shape and mold them to fit your child’s needs and your family’s lifestyle. Here are just a......

One of the most daunting parts of homeschooling a child through high school isn’t the teaching at all. It’s figuring out how to create that critical high school transcript. Whether you’re starting at the beginning of your child’s high school career (recommended) or you’ve waited......

The winter semester has covered 7 Natural Wonders of the World, 7 Industrial Wonders of the World, 7 Wonders of the Solar System, 7 Underwater Wonders of the World, and 7 Natural Wonders of the USA.  Middle/high school students are required to do a class......

When you’re considering homeschooling, you’re likely to hear (or read) a number of myths mixed in with facts from a range of different sources. And it’s the myths that can make you question whether homeschooling is the best option for your family. After all, as......

Whether you homeschool or not, every parent wants the best possible future for his or her child. For homeschool parents, though, the question of their child’s future can sometimes feel overwhelming. After all, we feel like what we do now has a direct impact on......

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