November ~ A Time for Moderation & Preparedness

As All Saints’ Day and Thanksgiving approach, Advent is all too near and with it, Christmas. We could be easily tempted away from “school time” in the name of “household” or “family necessity” in order to complete all those holiday preparations ~ gift-making, cleaning, cooking, and family visits. However, in the homeschool it …

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What’s the purpose of the Picture Studies in Language Arts and how do I teach them?

At our October 14th, 2016 Co-op Parent Check-In, a mother asked a very good question: How do I teach the Picture Study?  Picture Study Lessons in the Schola Rosa Language Arts folder are designed to help you and your child have a conversation together. Your goal is to help your …

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How do you handle a difficult art project with many students and few adult helpers?

At our most recent Schola Rosa Co-op Parent Check-in, one director asked how to handle difficult art projects when you have a very small co-op. For example, there are 14 kids, 2 adults, and the children are supposed to be sewing! That means there are needles involved! Tips from Other …

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What are some strategies for helping my delayed 3rd grade reader?

At our recent Co-op Parent Check-in, one parent asked about strategies for her delayed 3rd grade reader. The student is reading now and she wants to encourage her to progress quickly. What are tips? Several parents shared resources and strategies for such a student: Provide the student with extra Phonics …

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Is there a good resource to go along with the 4th-6th grade History Maps?

One parent asked about teaching the 4th-6th Grade History Maps at home if you are not familiar with geography yourself. Several resources were recommended: Geographic Dictionary ~ You can usually check one out from the Library. Home Geography by Long ~ In the Digital Suite Usborne Geography Encyclopedia & World …

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