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February Announcements

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Are you a “Planeteer” who loves Homeschool Planet for how it has changed the face of your home and homeschool? We want to hear from YOU! Do you remember the video contest we held last year? It was so much fun that we are doing it again!

Lights. Camera. Action!

Don’t worry about perfection…we all know that is not part of real life. We want your unique experience to share with other homeschool moms. Simply create a video telling us what Homeschool Planet has done in your homeschool. Fancy lighting, mic checks, and scripts not required. Just real life homeschoolers talking to real life homeschoolers. Just have fun! It is that easy.


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How to Make the Most of History Quest: Early Times & Middle Times

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Narrative history is a great way to introduce elementary-age students to the distant events and not-so-familiar people of the ancient world. In this article, Lindsey Sodano, content editor of History Quest: Early Times and co-author of the companion History Quest: Early Times Study Guide, offers five ways to make the most of your read-aloud experience. Read More

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Learn From The Past. Explore The Future.

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Helping your kids learn from the past and explore the future is a tall order sometimes, isn’t it? 

Raise your hand if:

  • Your best ideas come in the shower.
  • Your kids feel like they know they are right, but no one will believe them? 
  • People in your family get grumpy when doing difficult science or math problems? 

Guess what! Your family has something in common with three very famous scientists!  Read More

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High School Electives Your Kids Will Love

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It is beneficial to understand why high school electives are essential before exploring them for your homeschool students. We spend so much discerning how to teach and what to teach for core subjects like math, science, reading, etc. Then the secondary years come along; you and your student explore what electives they might like to take. Homeschool Planet has some suggestions for high school electives your kids will love, and we have online homeschool lesson plans to go along with each one.

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Essential Elements of a Homeschool Portfolio

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Surely you can last a few years without putting your student’s work together. When we first start homeschooling, we either keep everything or keep nothing at all. What exactly do you need to document what your children have done all year? If you don’t know where to start, these essential elements of a homeschool portfolio can provide you with a basis of what each student needs. Read More

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Homeschool Planning that Doesn’t Suck the Life Out of You

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Some of us are planners and some of us – not so much. I know some moms, including myself, who love order love to plan out the school year and get it laid all out for goals to tackle and achieve. On the other hand, I have heard some moms calling their planning period the month of dread. I know these moms can use homeschool planning that doesn’t suck the life out of them. Read More

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How Homeschooling and Homemaking Can Be Planned out More Efficiently

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The most efficient way to manage your homeschool and homemaking is to get your kids involved. Did you know that researchers in Harvard found that children who were given chores became more independent adults?  I totally believe this. I was pretty strict on my daughter when she was a teen. She had lots of responsibility as I worked full time and she was the oldest of three. It’s just what we had to do. She didn’t like it then, of course. However, things changed after she was out of the home. Read More

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Easy Homeschool Portfolios with Homeschool Planet

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I am so grateful we still have the right to homeschool in every state in America (and in other countries like Canada and Australia).  Although we can freely homeschool, there are some parameters we need to adhere to that vary from state to state or country to country for that matter. No matter what state or country in which you live, an amazing tool to capture your child’s education is a homeschool portfolio. You can easily create an all-encompassing homeschool portfolio for each of your children with Homeschool Planet’s digital homeschool planner online. Read More

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