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We won again!

You helped us win eight awards from Practical Homeschooling Magazine! We’re so grateful for your support and we have a special sale for you! Hi, it’s Jenn and Charles from Guest Hollow. We have some amazing news to share with you! A few months ago, we got a letter from Mary Pride, the publisher of[…]

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REVEALED: Guest Hollow’s NEXT Curriculum in Development

Homeschool Government and Economics Curriculum

POST edited to add: We’ve released Guest Hollow’s Government, Economics, and Personal Finance Curriculum! Check it out here! Ever since we released Guest Hollow’s Whirlwind World History, we have been occasionally besieged by our wonderful customers who want to know what the NEXT curriculum will be. We decided to wait and make certain that things[…]

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We won 8 Readers Choice Awards!

Guest Hollow's award winning curriculums

Guest Hollow Curriculums Wins EIGHT Practical Homeschooling Magazine’s Reader Awards !!!!!! …and we have you to thank for it!(An unanticipated celebration sale may just be mentioned herein 😉 ) We have been just busting at the seams wanting to share this astounding news with you!  Today, we are able to reveal that back in April[…]

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Guest Hollow Wins AGAIN!

We are overjoyed to announce that Guest Hollow has, for the second year in a row, won SIX Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards!  We are SO very honored and SO happy about this that we are overjoyed beyond words.    The 2021 Practical Homeschooling® Reader Awards™ will be announced in the Summer 2021 issue of Practical Homeschooling[…]

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How do I assign grades?

How to assign grades in your homeschool

I’ve received a lot of questions about assigning grades, so I’m writing this blog post to share some suggestions. Ultimately, how you assign grades is up to you 😉, but here is how *I* did it. My philosophy about grades I never made grades the focus of our homeschool. Learning in our house wasn’t about[…]

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How to Save Money When Using a Literature-Based Curriculum

Literature-based curriculum

Using a literature-based curriculum is one of the best ways (in my opinion) to engage students. It steers clear of boring textbooks, adds variety, and builds retention. While it may be one of the best ways to engage a student’s interest, it can also really engage your pocketbook! I homeschooled my children for 20+ years,[…]

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Kids Have Their Own Timetables

As homeschool parents, we sometimes measure our success in educating our children based on where they are according to grade level (or other man-made categories). Let’s face it, it looks good when our kids do well based on test scores, perform at or above grade level and ace other measurements of their progress. We beam[…]

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Hands-on Art Lesson: Color Theory Cupcakes

Hands-on color theory lesson

Years ago my son learned about color theory. This is a repost of that lesson. We made a color wheel featuring primary, secondary and tertiary colors out of cupcakes and frosting! I liked scheduling in activities like this into our homeschool, especially on Friday. It was a great way to wrap up the week and something[…]

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When Your Kid Doesn’t Like Math

Homeschool math curriculum

Back when I was paving the way with my oldest, I worried about my children’s futures in the context of my homeschooling choices. There is a lot of responsibility placed on a homeschooling parent’s shoulders. Like, if you don’t get the BEST, PERFECT, MOST WONDERFUL curriculum, you will destroy your child’s love for learning and[…]

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Guest Hollow Curriculum is Award-Winning!

We won FIRST place in SIX categories in the Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards! It is with a great sense of gratitude and deep honor that announces that we have been selected for not one, not three, not five, but SIX awards by the readers of Practical Homeschooling Magazine! A few weeks ago we received[…]