Category Archives: homeschooling

Rosary Step 1 – Learning the Prayers

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! My husband and I started praying the rosary together before we were married.  When we first started having kids we would pray the rosary as a family after supper before the kids went to bed.  When our oldest was not even walking yet, we …

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FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! source Today our family will light our first Advent candle – a purple one.  This candle signifies hope. As it says in Romans 15:12-13 12 And again, Isaiah says, “The Root of Jesse will spring up,     one who will arise to rule over the nations; …

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Kris Kindles – an Advent Tradition

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! We start Kris Kindles (KK’s) today, the first day of Advent. This literally means “Christ Child”.  We choose names from a bowl and treat that person as the Christ Child for the Christmas season.  This is our gift to Christ on his birthday – …

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Homeschooling: Raising Independent Learners

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! Homeschooling is not difficult, but sometimes life can get busy or complicated – like for us, right now.  This is a very busy season in our family.  To avoid falling behind in our schooling and feeling the burden as primary educators, we need to …

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Homeschool – More than Books

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! We used to take Fridays off of “book learning” and do alternate kinds of learning.  Now we are more spur of the moment homeschoolers and we kind of go with the flow.  It could be any day of the week, or a couple in …

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Home School Spirit Week 2016

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! COMING SEPTEMBER 26-30!  Mark your calendars!  International Home School Spirit Week! COMING SEPTEMBER 26-30!  Mark your calendars!  International Home School Spirit Week! Monday, September 26th- Crazy Hair Day Tuesday, September 27th- Out and About Day Wednesday, September 28th- Super Hero Day Thursday, September 29th- …

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Patron Saint of Homeschoolers

Elizabeth Ann Seton is who I pray to for blessings on my home based school.  Her feast day is January 4th. You can download a colouring page here and introduce her to your children. download colouring picture Besides opening schools, she is also a mother to many littles.  She took in her husband’s 6 siblings after …

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Homeschooling Kids with Dyslexia

This isn’t a topic I’ve researched much, but this program looks like a good place to start.  One of my younger kids has some struggles learning to read, and an older one chooses to school orally whenever possible.  Just recently someone suggested possible dyslexia and I’m ashamed to admit it never crossed my mind. I’m …

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Homeschooling Science with the Magic School Bus – 34 Weeks of Lessons

I’m interested in this Science project this year and thought I’d pass it on.  The first day you watch Magic School Bus on Netflix, borrow the series from the library, or buy it.  Then you read books, do projects and do writing or watch another video.  Looks like a winner – and it’s ready to go. …

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Homeschool Planner

Here’s a very well laid out planner I came across today.  Thinking about September already!  Hope you enjoy it as much as I think I will. Homeschool planner from Surthrival Parenting

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