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February 5 2008 Homeschooling Newsletter


Homeschooling Newsletter
February 5, 2008
Meg Grooms, Editor
http://homeschooling.BellaOnline.com

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In this newsletter:
1. Introduction
2. Homeschool Store
3. List of articles
4. Forum Activity
5. Closing
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Introduction

Welcome to another homeschooling newsletter from BellaOnline! I hope your winter is passing quickly and you are enjoying the first signs of spring. Itís February and in my experience that means itís burn-out month! Iím not sure why February is the month so many people pick to crash and burn, perhaps itís the effect of a long winter and being indoors, perhaps itís the stress of tax season. Whatever the reason, take the time to relax, breathe deeply and prioritize your to do list. Burn-out can be avoided.

To avoid burn-out, or minimize its effects, try some of the following tips:
-if you donít belong to a friendly support group try to find one

-if schoolwork is overwhelming your children (or you!) go back to the basics for a few weeks, reading & math only. The other stuff can usually wait.

-schedule one day a week to ďfluff offĒ, or do nothing but have fun. Perhaps you can schedule a field trip or just play at the park. Scheduling time off is important in avoiding and treating burn-out

-Call a friend or two and vent!

We have lots of fresh content for you this week, including an article about narration. Narration is an effective method of learning and it allows a parent to assess a childís understanding and retention without actually testing him. Narration is a large component in the Charlotte Mason style of education and can be used with very young children as well as older teens as it is so versatile.

Come by the Homeschooling site today!

Warmly,
Meg
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BellaOnline Homeschool Store

Are you looking for just the right homeschool advocacy item?

Are you looking for a book or curriculum suggestion?

Stop by the BellaOnline Homeschool Store today to find advocacy t-shirts, mugs, notebooks, satchel bags! While youíre there you can read reviews & purchase many books and curriculum materials.

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art37623.asp

Stop by today!
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Articles featured this week:

Introducing Narration into your Homeschool
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art3978.asp

Narration is very useful in homeschooled regardless of the style of education you favor. When your child tells you about their day they are narrating. When a child shares a story from a book he is reading, he is narrating. Narration is useful as both a learning tool and a way to evaluate a child's level or understanding and retention.

Narration isn't restricted solely to language arts, however. Narration can be used to cover every topic your child studies. Narration is very useful in memorizing important dates, to gain understanding of a scientific topic and to ensure they have all the bases covered when performing a complicated mathematic calculation.



Using Computers in Your Homeschooling

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art48322.asp
Computers have become a staple in today's world, so much so that most of our children do not remember what life was like before these information boxes came into our lives. A computer and printer are two items I believe should be considered a necessity in every homeschool family. High speed internet access and multiple computers wirelessly connected are icing on the cake.

You don't have to have seven computers, a network and high speed internet, however, to benefit from using a computer in your homeschooling. A computer is an extremely useful tool for all homeschooling parents. Have you ever wondered how you can make the best use of your computer?



Homeschooling in Arizona

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art36878.asp
Everything you need to know about homeschooling in Arizona



The First Year of Homeschooling

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art5531.asp
The first year of homeschooling is often the most difficult. Learn how to tame your fears with confidence.
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Forum Activity

Do you have a homeschooling question? Are you looking to connect with other homeschoolers?

Visit our homeschooling forum today! Join in conversation and enter fun contests!

http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=116&page=1
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Thank you for reading my newsletter.

Visit the Homeschooling site today for inspiration and encouragement!

You can contact me anytime by visiting http://www.bellaonline.com/about/Homeschooling

Thanks & HAPPY HOMESCHOOLING!
Meg



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