Dog Days of Summer

 

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While I’m certain that most children aren’t thinking about the commencement of the upcoming school year, we homeschooling parents are!  There are only a few weeks left to play and enjoy the warmer weather before the required schooling days begin.  Do you have your lesson plans ready?  Books purchased?   Students enrolled in classes?

 

My IEW online classes begin the week of Monday, August 27th.  There are still some seats left in each of these fun and effective classes, and I hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to have somebody “besides Mom” teach and review your students writing.   Students from third grade to high school will benefit from these classes.   You can read about the “ONLINE CLASSES” offerings on the right toolbar.  

 

Enjoy summer, but don’t let it ruin your fall — make your plans and order your books  soon so that you and they can be lazy now, resting to be prepared to tackle the new school year with enthusiasm!

 

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Slow and Steady

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We all know the moral of “slow and steady” wins the race!  Working at one’s own pace is a guaranteed way to success.   This fall, high school students have that same opportunity with writing!  A self-paced class is offered this fall where a student will increase paragraph-writing skills under no “race schedule.”  Family sets the schedule to ensure that the work is completed before the end of the semester.  To learn more and to register, click here.

Creating Portfolios

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Wrapping up the school year is always exciting; isn’t it?  However, before you toss away all those papers, I hope you will save some of your children’s best work.

 

In all of my classes,  students are expected to keep a portfolio of their written assignments.  IEW calls the final, revised, clean copy of an assignment the “Polished Draft.”  The Polished Draft is to be placed in a binder within a page protector.   Pictures to accompany each assignment’s topic is encouraged.  By the end of the school year, students have a collection of all their hard work.  It is so enjoyable to look back at the children’s writing over the years and see the gradual improvement.   Saving samples of written work is not only sentimental, but sometimes colleges request writing samples from high schoolers.  This would be a timesaver to have an organized portfolio.  If you haven’t already done this for your students for this school year, there’s still time! 

 

  History and art are the themes of my upcoming classes, which will prove to create charming, personalized books by the end of the next school year!  Check them out on the right side:   choose the “ONLINE CLASSES” option under “PAGES.” 

 

I look forward to guiding your students towards creating delightful portfolios next school year! 😊

 

 

 

Decisions!

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It’s that time of year …

Home school conventions are around the corner, and curriculum sales abound!  With so many homeschool products available, it is hard to decide what is the best curriculum.   Believe me … I know!  With over 25 years of homeschooling under my belt, I can honestly state that I have jumped on many bandwagons as new products evolved over time.

Some worked well for one child but not another.

Others worked well for ALL four of my children, such as IEW!  🙂

 

When we find something that works, we stick to it!   IEW is truly an effective program.  I am honored to be able to teach this curriculum to many students every year and witness outstanding results!   If you want to hear other testimonies about IEW and my classes, please read what parents have shared under the “Testimonials” link on the right side of this page.

 

Together we can create excellent writers! 

 

Be sure to check out my classes under “ONLINE CLASSES” link

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Happy 1st Day of Spring!

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On this first day of spring, I can happily announce that all classes are now listed for the Fall 2018 semester.

 

Please click on “ONLINE CLASSES” on the right side under “PAGES” to view all the offerings. 

The links are listed under each class to access all the details and to register.

 

Thank you!

I hope to see your students in class this fall.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! 🙂

 

 

WORDS ARE FUN!

That’s what I tell my students regularly!    

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Vocabulary is a major component of the IEW curriculum.  In my classes, your students will learn over 40 new words each school year!    Most importantly, it’s done along with grammar in the context of writing.

 

I hope to see your student in the classroom where he/she will NOT meet an eccedentesiast!  😉