Homeschooling Blog

Behind the Scenes: Meet AOP Employee Katie Rasch

Since you don’t get to come to work with us, we’re introducing you to some of our employees who are deeply committed to our customers. If you’ve ever watched one of our Facebook live videos or attended a Monarch webinar, you would have had the pleasure of learning from Katie’s expertise and basking in her bubbly personality.

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Teacher-Led vs Student-Led Curriculum: How Do You Choose?

When it comes to choosing homeschool curriculum, there are so many different styles and nuances between techniques that it can be difficult to know which direction to take. To help you decide which option is best for your child, we want to demystify the difference between teacher-led and student-led curriculum.

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Vaccination Law Just One Reason for More Homeschoolers

Nearly 5 years after a strict vaccination law was passed in California, the number of unvaccinated homeschoolers has risen nearly 28% in the Golden State.

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First Day of Homeschool: Free Printable

The first day of a new homeschool year is an exciting day for everyone. Celebrate it with a special photo using our free First Day of Homeschool printable. Also, be sure not to let your older kids off the hook. Even if your children are beyond their elementary years, your yearly first-day pictures are memories to cherish!

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5 Crafts That Are Less Than 5 Steps

In our blog post about incorporating more art into your homeschool, we recommend keeping things simple. To help you accomplish that goal, we’ve put together 5 different crafts with 5 steps or fewer that you can do with your homeschooler.

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Don’t Forget to Spend Time with Your Friends

The life of a homeschool mom is definitely busy, but according to research, carving out time to spend with your friends is important for your health. In fact, researchers at the University of Oxford found that women who spend time with girlfriends at least twice a week show better overall health and increased happiness.

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AOP’s 2019 Summer Coloring Contest Winners

Thank you to all our entries from students around the world for AOP’s 2019 summer coloring contest. The many great submissions made it difficult for us to decide, but we are excited to announce this year’s award recipients.

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How to Jump-Start Your School Year

Kick off your homeschool year right with these tips to beat summer learning loss and stay on track for a great year.

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15 Things You May Not Know about Anne Frank

In remembrance of the life of Anne Frank and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the discovery of her hiding place, here are 15 things you may not know about Anne Frank and her family.

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How to Create a Homeschool Transcript

With something as important and official as a high school transcript, it can feel overwhelming or intimidating to create your own, but it doesn’t have to be. If your child is nearing or entering high school, use this guide and download our free templates to create a transcript made to impress!

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So You Want to Homeschool…Now What?

If you’ve decided you want to homeschool, you may be asking yourself, “How does it actually work?” or “Where do I even start?” Use these 5 steps to keep you grounded as you jump into the homeschool world.

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What State Gives You the Most Bang for Your Buck?

When you’re on a tight homeschool budget, you’re always looking for ways to stretch your money the farthest. If that’s you, perhaps a move to Mississippi is in your future. Based on data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, 24/7 Wall Street determined that folks in the Magnolia State get the most bang for their buck.

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Gallon Man to the Rescue

To familiarize your kids with the most common standard units of volume in the U.S., create this easy and fun Gallon Man craft and display him to save your homeschool from all potential kitchen disasters.

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5 Moon-Themed Activities

July 20, 2019, marks 50 years since the crew of Apollo 11 shocked the world by being the first to land on the moon. To celebrate this historic triumph of humankind, here are 5 moon-themed activities you can do with your kids.

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Practical Tips to Reduce Food Waste

How does your family handle date labels on food packaging? Does an item instantly get chucked into the garbage if it’s past the “sell by” date or does the milk jug in your family’s fridge instantly get handed to your spouse to pass the test of “Here, you smell this and tell me what you think”?

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How to Razzle Dazzle Your Social Media

With the rise of sharing on social media, many parents are building side businesses or simply finding a creative outlet by sharing their journeys online. If you are interested in elevating your social media and bringing some razzle dazzle to your online platforms, here are three tips that anyone from novice to pro can use.

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Fun Summer Activities That Are Secretly Educational

Even if you take a break from homeschooling in the summer, you can still keep your kids growing and learning with these six fun activities that are sneakily educational.

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Take the Plastic Free July Challenge

In response to trends in plastic pollution, a non-profit organization known as the Plastic Free Foundation formed the Plastic Free July campaign. Throughout the month, volunteers throughout the world are encouraged, and even more so, challenged to make significant lifestyle changes.

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4th of July for Kids on the Spectrum

For a child on the spectrum, loud sounds and bright lights or colors can be a serious challenge. On the 4th of July, this challenge can turn a day of celebration into a day of struggle. If your child is on the spectrum or has issues with sensory overload, here are a few tips to make the 4th of July a sensory friendly day!

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AOP’s 2019 Summer Coloring Contest

AOP’s popular coloring contest is back! This year, we’re handing out more than $300 in total prizes across three different age divisions. Follow the link below and submit your child’s coloring page before Wednesday, July 31. We can’t wait to see what your kids create!

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