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Celebrate AOP Spirit Week with Free Printable Posters

Whether you’re a homeschooling freshman or a veteran upperclassman, show your love for homeschooling during AOP’s Spirit Week. Rally with homeschoolers across the country for a week of fun, prizes, and best of all, homeschool pride! Simply follow each day’s theme this week and submit your photos to be eligible to win AOP curriculum and swag!

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30 Things You Can Do During a Monarch 30-Day Trial

When you start a Monarch 30-day trial, you get access to 5 main subjects across grades 3-12. In addition, you get with all the many unique features that make Monarch the game-changer in homeschool curriculum. Check out our list of everything you can do with your Monarch free trial.

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The Legend of the Great Chicago Fire Lives on at 150 Years

On October 8, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire began and lasted for three days. The fire killed approximately 300 people, destroyed roughly 3.3 square miles, and left more than 100,000 residents homeless. An extended period of hot dry windy conditions, wooden construction, and loosely enforced fire codes led to the legendary blaze.

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Know Your Gourds

You may know them simply as fall ornamental décor because they can grow in incredible shapes, but the value and diversity of gourds may be much larger than realize. They among the oldest cultivated plants in the world. They were also early water bottles and have been used for utensils, storage containers, and dippers for centuries.

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Fifteen Fantastic Fall Foliage Photo Locations

Comedian Jim Gaffigan has joked how insensitive humans can be to the tragedy of the leaves each autumn as they cling to life before their inevitable fall. If only leaves could talk, he quipped, they’d be screaming, “Ahh! Get me chlorophyll! Why are these people driving by and smiling at me?”

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Autumn Break Bucket List

Fall means chillier days, warmer clothing, and pumpkin everything. To make the most of this wonderful season, check off every one of the activities on this list as a family to make it your most memorable autumn yet!

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15 Parents Share Why They Love Monarch

Parents and students around the globe are enjoying the freedom of online learning. Take a look at what they have to say about Monarch from AOP.

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3 Types of Homeschool Co-ops

Local homeschooling families are a wealth of information and can provide valuable support, encouragement, and enrichment for you and your family. However, not all co-ops are created with the same goals and purposes in mind. Use this AOP infographic to learn more about 3 distinct types of homeschool co-ops.

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How to Pick the Best AOP Curriculum for Your Family

Finding the perfect curriculum can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re looking for a print-based or online curriculum or whether you prefer student-led or parent-led lessons, AOP can help you find the right fit for your family. Follow this easy flow chart to learn more about AOP’s award-winning homeschooling curriculum.

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How to Use the Best Teaching Aids from LIFEPAC Launch Packs

LIFEPAC Launch Packs offer an abundance of resources to meet the needs of young learners. From penmanship and alphabet charts to toy money and flashcards, these helpful teaching aids ensure a successful homeschool experience for grades K-2.

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2021-22 ACT & SAT Dates

Another round of deadlines is quickly approaching for students who wish to take college entrance exams this year. The ACT has six remaining test dates, while the SAT offers five tests for this year’s class.

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20 Facts You May Not Know about 9/11

It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. In observance of this year’s Patriot Day, we gathered 20 facts about the devastating attacks in hopes of healing, remembrance, and reflection.

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5 Recipes for Your Garden-Fresh Tomatoes

If you’re fortunate, your backyard garden will produce more tomatoes than you can eat this season. To preserve that fresh summer flavor, get creative with these 5 recipes for your home-grown tomatoes.

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Free Writing Lesson on Paragraph Components

Writing worksheets can supplement any child’s education to help build some of the fundamental skills to become a better writer. Get your student writing and build essential skills with this free printable writing lesson on paragraph components from LIFEPAC 7th Grade Language Arts.

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Tie-Dye Made Easy

Nothing evokes summer quite like tie-dyeing T-shirts with your kids. Learn how to make a unique tie-dye pattern with this easy technique and step-by-step pictures.

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Pray-peration for a New Homeschool Year

In the busyness of the back-to-school season, we must not forget the most valuable and beneficial thing we can do for ourselves and our children. Use these 5 Back-to-School Prayers from Lifeway Women to complete your pray-peration for a new homeschool year!

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10 Bike Bag Essentials

Once they’ve mastered life on two wheels, bike rides can provide some of the most health beneficial, fun, and rewarding family time you can have. Before you hit the trails on your cycling caravan, be prepared for the journey with these 10 bike bag essentials. Think of it as the Mom purse with everything you need just in case!

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Homeschool Preschool Guide

Preschoolers are very observant, eager to learn, and naturally curious about the world around them. Taking advantage of that enthusiasm can help you instill a love of learning early on and inspire them to be lifelong learners. Check out this Homeschool Preschool Guide from AOP to help you get started.

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Monarch Features Parents and Students Love

With Monarch online curriculum, students love the experience, and parents love the results, as well as automatic lesson planning and automatic grading!

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Ultimate School Supply List for New Homeschool Parents

It's back-to-school time and stores everywhere are promoting their merchandise as stuff your kids can't supposedly live without. From backpacks and jeans to notebooks and electronic gadgets, the retail industry clamors for parents to buy, but what do you really need?

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