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, Homeschool Rewards Zone, Issue #019
December 13, 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 #019 ~December 2010~

1) Book Nook

When the kids were little, we ordered a number of things from the Dover Catalog. They carry a huge variety of items besides books, including educational coloring books, paper dolls, and kits for making all sorts of things. You will want to check their Bargain Bin from time to time for additional savings.

Do you have a favorite home school book? If you do, let us all know!

2) Brain Teaser

Correct this sentence: "A yoke of oxen is plowing the field and a yolk of egg is white."

(Answer at bottom.)

3) Helpful Homeschool Hints

Amy emailed me with these chore suggestions. They are so good that I wanted you all to be the first to try them before I get them on the site. Enjoy, and thanks Amy!

An idea to make chore charts reusable is to print them normally with names (and days if applicable) and slip them into sheet protectors. The kids can cross off the chore when they finish it using a dry erase marker. (Use dry erase markers only for this purpose as it is not fun cleaning dry erase off things where it does not erase!) Then at the end of the day (or they can do it at the beginning of the day) the list is wiped clean. The list can be on the fridge or for multiple kids in a binder on the counter.

Also, there are commercially available chore charts for your pre-reader with pictures of a broom or wash cloth. But I have found that a little more effort-taking photos of the child doing the desired task-is significantly more meaningful to the kiddos!

4) New Pages Added
Our latest addition you'll find near the middle of our Homeschool Rewards Home Page. If you have Facebook, and enjoy the website, I would love to keep in touch with you through Facebook, too! Just click the "Like" button to keep in touch on Facebook.

Wassup? - The German Dance that Annette and Garrett's performed at the Talent Show was a hit. We've posted a picture of them with the other dancers on this page.

Vitamin Comparison - Looking for a Quality Supplement for your family? I've searched long and hard, nothing comes close to these!

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):

Discipline Q & A

Spanking - Kristina shares her discipline expertise on'll see other visitors' comments here as well.

Visitors' Book Suggestions!

Marley and Me - Knowing the movie was coming out, Jenifer from Albuquerque decided to read this with her daughter first. See who else liked it!

My Preschooler's Favorite Books - Marley shares with us her preschool daughter's favorites.

Peanut Butter Dog Treats! - Don't forget you doggie with these yummy treats.

Homemade Chili - Beverly shares her favorite Chili recipe with us.

Playdough - Amy emailed to say that she substituted for the cream of tartar...see what it was...

6) # Visitors in November

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 6,118 new visitors! Welcome!

7)Upcoming Events!

Is there something you'd like me to share? Get it to me by the end of the month.

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

The only mistake in the sentence is that egg yolks are yellow, not white!

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