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2023 Spelling Bee

2023 Spelling Bee

Our co-op (Blount Home Education Association or BHEA) had the annual Spelling Bee today. It was a wonderful learning experience for all. I took it upon myself to coordinate the BHEA Spelling Bee about three years ago because I love spelling bees. The spellers and judges Everything went smoothly and I was not as nervous as in prior years. Our three judges were Angela Montoya (main judge, who has done it for a decade now), Preston Zoder (pronouncer, 9th grade, runner up last year, my son), and Lydia Griffin (buzzer manager, daughter of the first homeschooler of Sevier County, who...

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Erica’s Craft Podcast Ep. 19

Erica’s Craft Podcast Ep. 19

.wp-block-image img {max-width: 100%;} img {height: auto;} Erica’s Craft Podcast Ep. 19 is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items! Join me for Episode 19 of my crafting podcast where I’m sharing all of my quilting, sewing, knitting, spinning, cross stitch, and acquisitions with you! I also have some fun sneak peeks and new patterns coming soon! Watch Erica’s Craft Podcast Ep. 19 here! On the wall behind...

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Kari’s Homeschool Day in the Life (with a 2-, 4-, 13-, and 16-year-old)

Kari’s Homeschool Day in the Life (with a 2-, 4-, 13-, and 16-year-old)

Kari’s Homeschool Day in the Life (with a 2-, 4-, 13-, and 16-year-old) ~ Written by Kari Patterson Warmth. It’s January 12th, and as I stir awake I’m grateful again for the flannel sheets and plush Pendleton blanket we got for Christmas. Four-year-old Justice brings more warmth beside me; he has crawled in at some point last night and I love it. I know how short these snuggle years are. He stirs. Mama, want to go downstairs and read your Bible? Yeah Buddy, just a few more minutes is my form of hitting snooze. He snuggles for a minute more...

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9 Techie Jobs Teens can do to Start a Business

9 Techie Jobs Teens can do to Start a Business

214: 9 techie jobs teens can do to start a business (or for small businesses) with Katie Hornor Katie Hornor, entrepreneur and business coach, is our guest in this episode and she shares 9 techie jobs teens can do to start a business – or they can do these tasks for small businesses. These are the techie jobs she mentions: 1. Graphic design – tools Humorus.co, Canva 2. Bookkeeping 3. Data entry 4. Video editing – tools Capcut app, iMovie, Davinci 5. Podcast editing – tool Garageband 6. Youtube/social media management 7. Podcast notes 8. Email scheduling 9. Funnel building...

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Kindergarten Multicultural Books

Kindergarten Multicultural Books

Kindergarten multicultural books or multicultural books for kids in general have continued to gain more spots on publishers’ lists over the years.  In fact, there are some publishers solely devoted to creating multicultural and diverse books. We still have a long way to go to include inclusive and diverse books for all children, but I’m liking the direction things are going. Children need to see themselves in books. Scan your own bookshelves, how many multicultural books can you count?   I’ve created a list of some of our favorite read-aloud titles for kindergarteners.  Of course, many titles would work for younger and...

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