Homeschooling Blog

Kristi Clover’s Tips to Master the Mayhem

Every stay-at-home or work-at-home parent knows that clutter and mess are often blaring items on the to-do list. When homeschooling, a cluttered, disorganized house can lead to extra stress and chaos. That is why Kristi Clover has made it her mission to help parents become more organized and efficient for a more joy-filled life.

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Homeschool Hurricane Questions

From Hurricane Dorian to Hurricane Maria, Harvey, Sandy, and Katrina, every year seems to bring another devastating hurricane to the Caribbean and United States coasts. If the latest storm has sparked your child’s interest in hurricanes, check out these five questions and answers that can be used for a homeschool lesson on hurricanes.

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Things I Wish Someone Told Me on the First Day of Homeschool

The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time for kids, but it is also an important time for Mom and Dad. Whether you’re nervous, excited, or entirely terrified, here are a few things that are nice to hear at the start of a new school year.

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Our Best 15 Blog Posts

For 150 issues, AOP’s Homeschool View newsletter has sought to bring you the best and the latest in news from the homeschooling world. To celebrate, we put together 15 of our best articles to encourage, inspire, and equip you to educate from home.

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Fascinating Subgroups in Homeschooling

While there are many different types of homeschoolers, there are certain subgroups in the homeschooling community that seem to generate a little extra buzz. Check out these four fascinating subgroups in the homeschooling community.

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First Day of Homeschool Traditions

The first day back to homeschool from summer is an exciting day for kids and parents. Having a first day of homeschool tradition can help you and your child get back into the swing of more structured learning. If you don’t have a first day of homeschool tradition, here are a few of our favorite ideas:

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The Cost of College in Your State

When it comes to parenting, the cost of college is something that can linger in a parent’s head as early as your child’s birth. Of course, with the average net price for a public university at approximately $14,500 per year, the planning is definitely justified.

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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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