Homeschool a Foreign Language or Two with FluentU

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by Carissa Leventis-Cox Learned Seven Languages, but Mastered None In my academic life, I have learned Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin, German, Italian, and French (in addition to English), but unfortunately I do not keep up with any of my foreign languages. I have forgotten most through disuse or never learned them … Continue reading

Eight Great (and Affordable) Resources for Kids who Love Art

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What used to be our dining table is now covered with pieces of paper, colored pencils, crayons, scissors and glue. Sound familiar? My kids love to draw. They color during breakfast, sketch through lunch, and pre-dinner requests to clean up their artwork are met with resistance. Though I must admit … Continue reading

Gifted Wins: Greek and Roman Mythology

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Nathan participated in the fall semester of GHF Online’s Beyond Percy Jackson: Real Stories of Greek and Roman Mythology Class with Allison Stieger. Recently, he visited the Seattle Art Museum’s Impression Exhibit, where he proceeded to proudly share the entire myth of Bacchus and Ariadne with me, his father, and … Continue reading

Loving the Unexpected Gifts of Giftedness

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  Life’s challenges often bring unexpected gifts. This certainly holds true when parenting and educating gifted and twice-exceptional kids. Read GHF’s latest blog hop to discover the unexpected joys, kindnesses, and pleasures these unique children bring to our lives. ~~~~~~ 6 Ways Having a Gifted Child Changed My Life ~ … Continue reading

Implications of “Turning the Tide” for Homeschoolers

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By Lori Dunlap In case you missed it last month, there was a new attention-grabbing report released by the Harvard Graduate School of Education that has caused quite a stir in the college admissions community. Just as many high school students were enduring final exams and simultaneously keeping an eye on the mailbox for college acceptance … Continue reading

Mom Tested Tips to Enjoy Kids in the Kitchen

My kids love being in the kitchen. They experiment with their own recipes and learn about success and failure. They talk my husband and me into tasting some very questionable-looking creations. After a few less-than-flavorful experiments, I convinced my seven-year-old that cookbooks are not for the weak and recipes are not … Continue reading

Educating Gifted Children: The Many Ways We Approach Their Learning

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  Just as gifted children’s abilities and interests vary widely, so do the educational options that work for each child. Read our latest blog hop to discover the approaches that have worked for gifted and 2e families, and those that haven’t. Look to our bloggers’ suggestions for ways to tweak … Continue reading

Gifted Wins: Broadcom MASTERS Semifinalist

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Broadcom MASTERS Semifinalist We are very proud of Becky and her project, Rhizosphere Inoculant Effects on Seedling Maturity. She’s been named one of the 300 Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists! Semifinalists hail from 226 middle schools in 39 states and American Samoa, and represent 127 regional and state science fairs across the U.S. Sixty-one of … Continue reading