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HCS Learning Commons newsletter is a dynamic hub, made up of our blended virtual and physical learning commons.  Exciting things happen around literacy, technology, social media, homeschooling and classroom pedagogy.
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Homeschool Scheduling 101: Planning Your Year - Only Passionate Curiosity

Homeschool Scheduling 101: Planning Your Year - Only Passionate Curiosity | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
It’s that time of the year. Kids are out enjoying the sunshine, BBQ’s are cranked up, and the Homeschool Mother is stalking the mail, organizing school books, and planning next year’s workload. This new series, Homeschool Scheduling 101, is designed to help you get your scheduling done quickly and efficiently- so you can step away [...]
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Planning your homeschool year with free printables!

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An Australian Homeschool Blog: Inquiry-based Learning

An Australian Homeschool Blog: Inquiry-based Learning | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
An Australian Homeschool Blog: Homeschool following child-led, inquiry-based and Reggio-inspired principles for living and learning.
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Homeschooling from an inquiry based approach.  Follow this blogger with her home school journey.

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An Everyday Story: Inquiry-based Homeschool Blog

An Everyday Story: Inquiry-based Homeschool Blog | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Reggio-inspired Homeschooling. An Australian homeschool blog sharing an inquiry-based approach to living and learning.
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Inquiry based learning in homeschool!

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home / school / life

home / school / life | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
  • home / school / life is a smart, fun homeschool magazine that’s as creative, playful, and informed as the best homeschool days. Packed with resources, reviews, insight, and inspiration for your homeschool life, it’s the perfect combination of homeschool conference, mom’s night out, and park day, delivered to your mailbox every quarter.

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Thanks for sharing Aneta:)  This new homeschool magazine is full of inspiring news to get you going if you are new to homeschooling.

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True North: Our Canadian Homeschool: Our First Middle Ages Co-op

True North: Our Canadian Homeschool: Our First Middle Ages Co-op | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Fun and learning never stops.  Discover a learning co-op close to your home and enjoy the learning together!

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HomeschoolCreations.net - a homeschool blog

Homeschool blog featuring free homeschool printables, information on how to homeschool, a yearly homeschool planner, homeschool curriculum, and more!
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Free resources for homeschooling mums from teaching downloadables, to homeschool helps and encouragement. 

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'The Romeikes Can Stay': Good News for German Home-Schooling Family Denied Asylum

'The Romeikes Can Stay': Good News for German Home-Schooling Family Denied Asylum | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Family no longer faces deportation, despite Supreme Court punting on whether home schooling is a religious freedom.
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Great news for a homeschooling family and for home schoolers in general in the US.

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Who Started the Ban on German Homeschools, and Why? | Homeschool Under Siege | Homeschool Under Siege

Who Started the Ban on German Homeschools, and Why?
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Parenting advice: what to do if your child isn't interested in school?

Parenting advice: what to do  if your child isn't interested in school? | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Parents of teenagers worry about how to keep their children engaged in school while respecting their boundaries.
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Camp Creek Blog | Project Based Homeschooling

Camp Creek Blog | Project Based Homeschooling | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Project based learning ideas and lessons from Lori Pickert.

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Project Based learning and Homeschooling blog site.

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10 Ways to make your first day Homeschooling extra special

10 Ways to make your first day Homeschooling extra special | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Start the year off on the right foot with these fun ways to make the first day homeschooling extra special.
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Back to homeschool ideas.

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Homeschool Science Education

Homeschool Science Education | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Science lessons for distance learning students including projects, videos, guidebooks and newsletters.

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Guide to the Best Homeschooling and Unschooling Resources

Guide to the Best Homeschooling and Unschooling Resources | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Learning resources can include not only online materials -- courses, worksheets, videos, podcasts and the like -- but also things like your local library or museum, or even your backyard. Here’s an overview of some of the types of resources to consider.
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Homeschooling resources to share over the summer and plan out your year!  Mindshift.  

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A Way to Holistically Homeschool: Seven Daily Rungs

A Way to Holistically Homeschool: Seven Daily Rungs | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Our choices add up.Habits into hours, decisions into days, lists into a life.The way in which we live our moments, our choices for the gift of the next 24 hours, are rungs on a ladder. The rungs take us somewhere. These moments are rungs scaling each and everyday… making a life.How do we know ever
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Different ways to enjoy schooling from home at The Holy Experience.

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Exploring English Through Project Based Learning

Exploring English Through Project Based Learning | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
For the last five years, we have eschewed worksheets and textbooks in our homeschool environment, preferring instead a combination of hands-on projects and in-depth exploration. This is true for En...
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Project based learning in homeschooling!  This website has lots of great ideas!

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This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education

This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead. Not only was he home schooled, but Logan had the ability to tailor his education to his interests and also his style of learning, something traditional education does not offer. As Logan has mentioned, when [...]
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Interesting Ted Talk from a 13 year homeschooling student.  Thanks for sharing Bruce!

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Homeschooling While Facing Chronic Illness

Homeschooling While Facing Chronic Illness | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
How am I going to do this? Maybe it would be easier to put my kids in the school system? What if it gets too bad to handle?
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