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, Homeschool Rewards Zone, Issue #010
April 06, 2010

Sharing Life's Simple Rewards of Homeschooling

Homeschool Rewards Zone brings you the latest additions to one family's rewarding experiences of homeschooling simply.

Issue #010 ~ April 2010 ~

Spring Sale!
Take advantage of our Field Trip eBook sale and organize a number of fun-filled adventurous outings while learning at the same time. It doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg to take a fantastic field trip. It's still over 50% off, so grab it while the grabbin's good!

1) Book Nook

We're adding a new section this month. We have used so many good books, that we thought we'd highlight a favorite or two for you each month. If you have high school students, you will need a grammar and writer's guide for writing essays, poems, and so forth. A good friend suggested Rod and Staff's English Handbook. We have consulted it many times, from when to properly use a semicolon to knowing what to capitalize in a title. It's indexed so that you can easily find what you're looking for. We also have Writers Inc, which is good, too. But we feel more "at home" with the English Handbook.

2) Brain Teaser

Can you reduce the following phrase to a four-letter word that begins and ends with the same letter: A conglomeration of heterogeneous incompatibles, which is edible.

(Answer at bottom.)

3) Helpful Homeschool Hints

Locate a wall in your home to pin up treasures. I call it my Pride Wall and I continue to add to it. I used to actually staple items, but then Mark located a 4x8 sheet of white board and hung it to the wall. Now we can tape and re-tape cards, photos, newspaper clippings, awards, plus (and this is their favorite) add personal messages with colorful dry erase markers. Visitors like it as well!

4) New Pages Added

New WAHM Pages

Creative Ways to Make Money - Are you open to new opportunities? Ways that not only make money but educate as well? We are learning how to bring in multiple streams of income.

Wassup? - Don't forget to drop by to see what's new in our family!

5) Terrific Contributions From Visitors Like You!

Every month we will share the best visitors' pages submitted the month before. We appreciate everyone's input, but there are some that really shine. My family votes on the best of the best. Here are this month's top picks (in no particular order):

Sign Alphabet - If you're planning a summer trip, you'll want to check out Cathy's travel game.

Pros and Cons of Homschooling
Socialization - Read why Christal's children are able to communicate with anyone of any age!

Math-U-See - Linda comments that even she is learning her multiplication facts!

Field Trips
Callaway Gardens - Candi found these gardens in Georgia helpful in teaching her daughter the alphabet. She posted a picture, too cute!

Trust - Kristina answers a troubling mother whose teen has broken her trust. Her advice is helpful to anyone with children! =)

Homeschool Q & A

Montessori Method - A fellow Wisconsinite asked about the Montessori Method. I have not used this method of teaching. Can anyone answer her questions?

6) # Visitors in March

We thought it would be kinda fun to let you know just how many of you are visiting the site each month. Last month finished out with 4,290 new visitors! Welcome!

7)Upcoming Events!

Homeschool Art Contest -

First ever Art for Homeschool Art Show. Students and parents are welcome to participate. Deadline is May 1st. Visit and scroll down for more details. I am donating a copy of our Field Trip eBook...hope you win!

4th Annual Home Ed. Conference in Disneyland -

Plan a vacation to California Sept. 8-11 and attend the conference, too! Here are the details:

Until next month, may you experience many homeschool rewards,
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Answer to Brain Teaser

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