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Behind the Name

“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold” (Proverbs 22:1).“What’s in a name?” pined Juliet as she wished her new-found Romeo possessed any other surname than Montague. “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”Likewise, at AOP we like to think our parents and students wo

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5 Ways to Reduce Stress

As a homeschooler and a parent, you’re naturally busy; however, sometimes that busyness can take over emotionally and physically and lead to stress. To help you relax, ease your mind, and keep your home and homeschool stress-free, try to implement these five important habits into your life.

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Printable Positivity Notecards

This month is a time to remember those affected by suicide and focus on prevention efforts. One small way you can help is by sharing with someone you know how much he or she is loved and appreciated through a handwritten note. Use these printable positivity notecards to put a smile on someone’s face soon.

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Free Lesson + 10 Facts You May Not Know about the Emancipation Proclamation

On September 22, 1862, in the second year of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, the rail-splitter known as Honest Abe would earn another famous nickname as the Great Emancipator with these words from the Emancipation Proclamation.

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Protein-Packed Chocolate Energy Bites

They may look like balls of cookie dough ready for the oven, but these delicious snacks don’t require that much preparation time. Power-packed with protein, these two recipes for energy bites are perfect for providing your family with a healthy grab-and-go treat that can conquer your family’s cravings until your next main meal.

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AOP Partners with Step Up for Students

AOP, the leading provider of PreK-12 Christian curriculum, educational resources, and services to Christian schools and homeschool families worldwide, has launched a partnership with Step Up for Students and its MyScholarShop online marketplace to provide access to Christian homeschool curricula to families across Florida.

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How to Extend the Shelf Life of Your Produce

According to a food purchase survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American family throws away $156 of food each month. Two of the guiltiest culprits for this are fresh fruits and vegetables with a much shorter shelf life than prepackaged foods. To help reduce waste in your homes and refrigerators, try these tips.

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Lifemark Movie Celebrates Adoption and the Gift of Life

Kirk Cameron and the Kendrick Brothers have reunited to produce a new movie titled Lifemark, which will be available in select theaters nationwide from September 9-15.Inspired by a true story, Lifemark celebrates the themes of adoption, forgiveness, love, and the gift of life.

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Ten Fun Facts You May Not Know about the Triumphs and Tragedies of Bobby Fischer

On September 1, 1972, Boris Spassky resigned to Bobby Fischer in the Match of the Century at the World Chess Championship, making Fischer the first and only American born world chess champion. To remember the golden anniversary of his victory, here are ten fun facts you may not know about the triumphs and tragedies of the Chess Grandmaster.

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3 Ways Monarch Excels as an Accessible Online Curriculum

Many students with special needs enjoy and excel with computer-based learning like Monarch. A groundbreaking online curriculum, Monarch offers an enriching, personalized experience that inspires and challenges all students to reach their full potential. Check out these three ways Monarch excels as an accessible online curriculum for all students!

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Homeschool Resolutions

While new year resolutions are most often associated with the flip of the calendar to January 1, the start of a new school year is also an excellent time to reflect and make your own homeschool resolutions.

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7 Short Inspirational Homeschooling Reminders

Homeschooling is all about giving our children the best possible education while doing our best to raise children of high quality character. To encourage you along the way, check out these short videos from homeschool experts for some important and inspirational homeschooling reminders.

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Homeschooling Hacks to Start the School Year

The start of a new homeschooling year can often make parents anxious and wondering how they are going to accomplish everything. Make the most of your special time together with AOP’s homeschool hacks to keep learning fun and stress free.

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The Cost of Family Fun

“When it comes to traditional family outings, the purchasing power of that income has declined,” Zachary Crockett wrote for The Hustle. Let's take a look at the cost of family fun for a baseball game, the movies, and Disneyland in 2022.

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Top 10 Monarch Electives

A groundbreaking online curriculum, Monarch offers your student the opportunity to add depth and variety to traditional core classes for only $9.95/month. Consider rounding out your child’s education with one of our family favorite electives from Monarch this homeschool year.

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Infographic: Pros & Cons of 8 Homeschooling Methods

Because there is no right or wrong way to homeschool, new homeschoolers often have a difficult decision to make as they figure out which homeschooling method is the best approach for their family. Explore AOP’s infographic on the pros and cons of 8 popular homeschooling methods to determine which method is best for your homeschool family.

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Tips for Hydration Motivation

Getting enough fluids in your body each day is a simple thing you can do that can have a tremendous benefit to your health. If it’s so easy though, why is so difficult to drink the recommended amount of water each day? To help with your personal hydration motivation, try these four practical tips.

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Five Faith Lessons from the Garden

As Jesus himself knew, there are many lessons to be learned from the garden. Here are five faith lessons you can learn from having a green thumb and digging your hands into the dirt.

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The Bored Jar

If your children ever find themselves desperate for fun activities, keep them entertained with a Bored Jar from AOP. Simply print, cut out the boredom buster ideas, and place the folding pieces of paper in the jar. Then, any time your child needs something to do, the Bored Jar will be waiting for your child to pick an idea!

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What a New School Vouchers Law Could Mean for Homeschoolers

In late June, Arizona lawmakers passed a universal school vouchers bill that gives all parents who choose not to send their children to public school the option to receive money from the state to help cover educational expenses.

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