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In Due Season is where we share the latest technology, teaching tips, and practical tools to support your family‘s goal of homeschool to create a life on your own terms.

Get equipped to prepare or encouraged to continue, as I join you on a journey to your best homeschool year yet.

In Due Season Homeschool; Your Guide to Living Well Throughout Your Homeschool Journey Amber J. Smith

    • Kids & Family
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In Due Season is where we share the latest technology, teaching tips, and practical tools to support your family‘s goal of homeschool to create a life on your own terms.

Get equipped to prepare or encouraged to continue, as I join you on a journey to your best homeschool year yet.

    EP008 - What We are Using in Our Homeschool This Year

    EP008 - What We are Using in Our Homeschool This Year

    What we Are Using in Our Homeschool This Year

    Episode 008

    Track List:


    Introduction

    The Unsung Hero of the Sonlight Catalog

    Record Keeping and Creating Accountability

    Transition to High School Level Work

    Honing Computer Research Skills

    Moving Into Non-Fiction with Higher Level Content

    Raising Fact Finders & Critical Thinkers

    A Non-North American Centric Program


    Listen to the full blog post HERE

    Want the FREE schedule pages? Get them here and read more about creating a schedule that first your homeschool in this blog post.

    Want more information about how I use Sonlight Curriculum in my homeschool? I wrote a year-long series of articles for the Sonlight Blog. You can access 22 helpful articles and more great homeschool tips HERE

    There are many places that provide literature based homeschool curriculums. I created a tool to help you, the Curriculum Guide & Homeschool Reference List is a part of my Home School Quick Startup Guide and that is available as well as our course for homeschool parents at In Due Season. The Homeschool Quick Startup guide contains everything you need to answer your immediate questions and get you a strong start in your first home school year.

    Maybe you're making a transition from public school to homeschool, and you're not quite sure where to begin. This guide has all the answers, plus live  links to any of the locations that I talk about. When we cover a specific curriculum, the link is provided for it in the home school guide so you can click and find everything you need with one simplified resource at your very hands. You can download it today for $15 and find all of your homeschool start up questions answered.


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    • 19 min
    EP007 - Why Now is the Best Time to Study China in Your Homeschool

    EP007 - Why Now is the Best Time to Study China in Your Homeschool

    Why Now is the Best Time to Study China in Your Homeschool

    In Due Season

    Episode 007

           Track List:


    Intro to Episode 007

    Digging Deeper Into the Eastern Hemisphere

    Using Hands On Learning Kits

    Why We Need to Learn About China Now

    Learning Empathy Through Story

    The Importance of Adding Biographies to Your Homeschool

    Keeping the True Geography of the World in Perspective

    Celebrating 30 Years of Sonlight


    Early in 2020, China was at the top of every news story. As shut downs from the Covid-19 outbreak began, we looked to China for vital first information. Our children were seeing the empty streets of towns and cities they had never heard of before. The problem is that the context was couched in the fear of a dangerous and unknown sickness.

    As adults, it is easy to rapidly move from one news story to the next without changing gears. This influx of news snippets and bold headlines are constantly reshaping our world view under the surface. We combat this slide with the facts that we have stored in our minds. By using EHE this school year to study China, we take the helm and intentionally we begin to shape our children’s view of the parts of the world they cannot see...

    Read the FULL Blog post HERE

    Do you want to learn more about Sonlight’s Hands On History Kits? Here is the link to Hands-On History Kit for World Cultures and Chinese art, calligraphy.

    Hungry for more? Stay tuned for more reasons why I am excited to be using EHE for the third time to study China and more with my homeschool students in EP008 next week.

    In the meantime help Sonlight Curriculum celebrate 30 year of helping homeschooling families discover the bigger world around them. Enter to win prizes all month long HERE. The contest runs now through 9/30/20 with a new giveaway item each Wednesday and the GRAND PRIZE of an All-Subject Package of your choice from Sonlight. Enter the contest weekly for eligibility.

    Find out HOW TO GIVE YOUR STUDENT THE EDGE WITH CURRENT EVENTS RESOURCES with links and examples of what we use in our homeschool HERE


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    • 14 min
    EP006 Is a Great Education Really within Reach of Every Student?

    EP006 Is a Great Education Really within Reach of Every Student?

    In Due Season Episode 6

    Can you homeschool if you can not afford the latest and greatest tools and tech? When I homeschooled my oldest three students, we were living on a shoestring budget. If I couldn't make it we found a way not to need it. These three kids all earned academic scholarships with their transcript and test scores. A few key educational goals helped us stay on track. I share them in this episode. A great education should not be available to only those who can afford it. It should be the gift every parent can afford to give their kids. Let's talk about how you can do that.

    Topics Covered

    Homeschooling without Tech Tools, on very limited Resources
    Replicating this system as a homeschool Idea
    What did my homeschool start look like?
    Homeschooling without cash
    Be Disciplined to Spend Less, Commit to Commit for the long haul



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    • 21 min
    EP005 - What is So Scary About Homeschool, High School?

    EP005 - What is So Scary About Homeschool, High School?

    What is So Scary About Homeschool, High School?

    Episode 005

    Topics


    High School is Nothing to Fear

    Sharpen Your Skill Sets

    Don’t Lead From Fear

    Inspire a Finish Line Mindset

    Create Community Support

    Relationship Above ALL


    Calls to action:

    ● Sign up for the free mini-course and create your “WHY” page for your Homeschool Road Map

    ● Are you looking for a guide to help you begin your homeschool year? In Due Season is a

    Course to help you destroy the effect of comparison and learn the value of your "Why" as a    map to guide you. Join us at a special Podcast launch price, as we explore five other vital and powerful truths that will ensure that this will be the best year yet.

    My heart’s desire is that you never lose sight of the end of the road in your homeschool journey. We want to help ensure a strong finish by helping you live well in the middle.

    ● I’d love to connect with you. Please follow me on your favorite social media channel, you can find me at 200fingersandtoes FB page, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest Be sure to say you found me from the podcast.

    ● Share this podcast with a friend who is considering homeschooling or a homeschooler who would love to share their wisdom with me too! Let’s create a community of support, start by subscribing so you don’t miss the next episode

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    • 24 min
    EP004 - My Top 39 Tech Apps to Help You Homeschool Better & Smarter

    EP004 - My Top 39 Tech Apps to Help You Homeschool Better & Smarter

    April 3, 2020

    Episode 004; My Top 39 Tech Apps to Help You Homeschool Better & Smarter

    Key Topics & Time Stamps:


    Great Places to Find Books (00:00)
    Great Courses & Full Curriculum Providers Apps (03:52)
    Single Classes & Teaching Helps (05:22)
    Math, Science, Foreign Language & News Apps (07:28)
    Music, Learning Fun & Mom's Tech Tools (09:09)

    I want to disclose that I am an affiliate for a few of these programs, which means that if you choose to make a purchase I earn a small commission. As a blogger, I only partner with programs I personally use and know are great providers.

    Books: Audio, Physical and Textbooks

    Bridges, Overdrive, Libby - create an account using your library card number

    ITunesU is free and books and courses range in cost

    The Great Courses - The monthly subscription is $19.99, don't miss this Special offer FREE trial & $10 a month!

    Full Online Homeschool Programs

    The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and SchoolhouseTeachers.com $5 trial or a full quarter of classes for under $25. 

    DiscoveryK-12 is great if you have a teen who is working independently and you need them to stay on task. 

    Single Classes

    Khan Academy, SkillShare, Craftsy

    TedTalks, YouTube, RightNow Media

    Teaching Helps

    TeachersPayTeachers, Quizlet, PhotoMath, Crambox

    Foreign Lang

    Chineasy, Babbel, Rosetta Stone

    News

    Newsela, World Magazine

    Bible 

    SheReadsTruth, RightNow Media

    and more...

    More about an Audible subscription for your homeschool or yourself

    Sign up for the FREE mini-course created for listeners and build your  "WHY" page for Your Homeschool Road Map

    Are you looking for a guide to help you begin your homeschool year? In Due Season is a course to help you destroy the effect of comparison and learn the value of your "Why" as a map to guide you. Join us at a special Podcast launch price, as we explore five other vital and powerful truths that will ensure that this will be the best year yet.

    ● I’d love to connect with you. Please follow me on your favorite social media channel, you can find me at   200fingersandtoes FB page, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest Be sure to say you found me from the podcast

    ● Share this podcast with a friend who is considering homeschooling or a homeschooler who would love to share their wisdom with me too! Let’s create a community of support, start by subscribing so you don’t miss the next episode

    Go to the blog for the full transcript


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    • 29 min
    EP003 - Get the Best Resources for Faster Homeschool Start-Up

    EP003 - Get the Best Resources for Faster Homeschool Start-Up

    Episode 003; The Best Resources for a Faster Homeschool Startup

    Key Topics & Time Stamps:


    Who You Can Trust to Help (00:00)
    Create Schedules & Flexibility (03:52)
    Kinds of Teaching Programs for You (05:22)
    Smarter Than You Think (07:28)
    3 Reasons We Choose Homeschool (09:09)
    Train Your Kids for Independence (13:55)

    List of resources mentioned in episode, suggested reading & social media handles:


    Home School Legal Defense HSLDA and National Home Education Research Institute NHERI are both good resources to locate your state’s information and begin creating a plan for how to communicate with the appropriate agencies

    Homeschool Iowa is one that should be bookmarked for every Iowa based homeschooler and is a good resource for anyone trying to navigate their first year of homeschooling. They have printable forms and sample documents
    For over two years, we were reviewing curriculum with The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, so I could serve homeschooling families better. We want you to find your best school year and that means we cover all the tools to find ones that you will love.
    One easy article that will help you find more reviews in one place is 23 Great Teaching Tools for Language Arts in Your Homeschool.
    Because I am a working mom of ten and a writer. I have always kept mornings as my personal quiet time and productive hours. You can create a life that fits ALL of your goals. Homeschooling truly is a whole family deal.
    Sign up for the FREE mini-course created for listeners and build your  "WHY" page for Your Homeschool Road Map


    ● I’d love to connect with you. Please follow me on your favorite social media channel, you can find me at   200fingersandtoes FB page, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest Be sure to say you found me from the podcast

    ● Share this podcast with a friend who is considering homeschooling or a homeschooler who would love to share their wisdom with me too! Let’s create a community of support, start by subscribing so you don’t miss the next episode

    Go to the Blog for the Full Transcript and more



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    • 23 min

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