Question: It’s 10:26 AM. Okay, I have 10 minutes to read something that will get me through the rest of the day before John starts his math, Peter’s chores need supervised, and the baby needs to nurse (again!). Where should I go?
Answer: The CHEC Blog! Here’s a wrap-up of some of May’s amazing content designed to encourage and equip you in your homeschool journey. Meanwhile, hoping you’re not this tied to your schedule …
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Here’s some of the amazing content we’ve had this month!
Only One Director and One Audience
Life gets busy as homeschoolers, and sometimes it seems 24 hours isn’t enough to fit everything in. Even more, homeschool moms often feel weary and stressed with the overload of housekeeping, teaching, and extra activities. Veteran homeschooler Vicki Lewis encourages mothers to consider their limits, leave margin, and ultimately, live for a Director and Audience of One! Read part 1 here and part 2 here.
Behind the Scenes of CHEC: An Interview with CHEC Staff Member Ashley Vaughan
Ever wonder who’s behind the CHEC Independent School? Meet Ashley Vaughan, our trusted registrar and woman of many hats! Ashley shares from her experience as a homeschool graduate now working to encourage the next generation of homeschool families. Read the interview here.
Teaching Tip: Daily Lesson Planning
Feel like your week is crammed to fit school in? Co-founder of Heart of Dakota Publishers Carrie Austin shares as a former public school teacher and veteran homeschool mom how daily lesson planning can transform your school schedule. Read her tip here.
The Homeschool Conference Then and Now
Digging through some old files, some long-time CHEC volunteers discovered a brochure from the 1993 CHEC conference, presenting Mike Farris as keynote speaker! As we look forwarding to Mike Farris sharing once again with us at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Homeschool Conference coming up June 15-17, it’s fun to look back to our roots. Check out their discovery here!
Balancing Ear and Eye Reading
If your child struggles with reading or dyslexia, this post is for you! Discover how to use assistive technology without compromising on important reading skills from Dyslexia experts on LearningAlly.org. Read the post here.
7 Autobiographies Your Family Will Love
Do you ever struggle with finding good books for your children to read? The CHEC Blog’s newest column, Recommended Readings, will help you discover everything from bestsellers to old treasures full of educational, edifying, and encouraging reading content. In this post, we’ve included reviews of 7 favorite autobiographies for your family to enjoy. Read the post here.