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Home Education Matters April 1st 2014

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Home Education Matters April 1st 2014
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Home Education Matters April 1st 2014

Please note: This is an initiative from AHEA - highlighting the political updates, Home School advice, links and encouragement, and advice or questions for New (or wannabe) Home Schoolers that have been shared on the Alberta Home Education Association Facebook Page over the past 2 weeks. Check the AHEA Blog for links and updates as well.

All links are not endorsed by the AHEA Board. Use your own judgement as to what links you read and share with your children.
 
AHEA hopes both of these encourage and educate you on your Home Schooling Journey!

Support Group Leaders, feel free to forward this to your Support Group Members that are not AHEA members.
 

As of March 16, the AHEA Facebook Page was at 455 Members.  On March 24, the 500th Member joined and currently we have 527 members! 

In the past 2 weeks, there have been a lot of questions and comments on different topics.  What curriculum to use, used curriculum advertised for sale, even a what Math Curriculum to use thread (with 47 comments from Home Educators around Alberta), my family is challenging our decision to home school (32 comments).  Come and join us if you are on Facebook!
 

Check out the Video about the AHEA 2014 Convention (April 11 and 12th) in Red Deer! Share it with your friends and family AND encourage someone to attend!


Click Here to Watch
 

Wise Words About Facebook
 


Home School Tips and Links


Anyone Can Home School IF They Want To
 
7 Things Every New Home School Mom Needs to Know
 
3 Things a Charlotte Mason Education Should Have:
 
Tips for What to do When You Are Always in the Car
 
LOVE the idea of a FUN FRIDAY - in the midst of our busy Home School lives and the effort to get all the academics and have to's done, remember to include FUN. . . Read More

A Simple way to Learn Vocabulary
 
What Making Messes Can Do For Your Home School
 
Successful Strewing - great tip!
 


Home School Encouragement

 
25 Things That Make a Home School Mom Happy. Lovely list.
 
Wow, GREAT Tips About Parenting the Strong Willed Child (This really connected with some Home Schooling Parents). Read More
 
Don't Let Home School Curriculum Rule Your Life!
 
Creating a Lifestyle of Learning - good tips!
 
Character, Virtue and the Little Notebook - Good idea. I need to do this.
 
Interesting Idea - Praying Over Your Home When Spring Cleaning . . .

5 Reasons I am Grateful I was Home Schooled.
 


Home Schooling Links for Older Students 


Watch as 1000 years of European Borders Charnge
 
How to Foster Independence in your Home School Student
 
30 Things I Want My Home Schooled Children to Be Able to Do Before They Leave the Nest

What to do When Our Kids Complain
 


Home School Activities

 
Earth Day (April 22) Activities for Kids - Caring for the Earth while acknowledging the Creator.
 
Looking ahead - First Day of Spring Activities (Anyone ready for spring?)
 
Learn About Pi With Lego Bricks
 
Nature Study Idea - Study a Tree for a year (through all the seasons)
 
Discussion Starter (AND Bravewriter suggests taking some pictures like these with your kids)
Children Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions.

Astronomy for Middle School
 


Easter Extras

 
Non-Candy Easter Egg Filler Ideas
 
Tips on Making a Meaningful Christian Easter Basket
 
 

Links and Tips for Little Ones

 
10 Ways to Move and Learn with the Alphabet
 
Spring Craft - Featherheads (VERY cute)
 
Alphabet Flower Hunt - great for littles
 
Alphabet Match and Drop Game 
 
5 Things Kids Need BEFORE They are Ready to Sounding Out Words
 
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