December 29, 2017
Just a few days left to enter the 2017 Writing Contest!
All entries must be posted by December 31, 2017, 11:59 pm PST
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Welcome New HTHL families! We are so glad you joined the HTHL Family. Get ready for some amazing writing adventures!
If you are an online member, click the GREEN “Getting Started” Button. Then read through each one of the five quick-start steps.
If you purchased HTHL’s Teacher’s Kit with DVDs, read the quick-start and the overviews of a lesson and unit.
I assure you that once you travel through your first project, HTHL’s Writing Program will become your favorite subject because it’s so easy to implement.
For more Frequently Asked Questions-Click HERE:
Creating a Positive Culture for Writing
What is culture? Culture is defined as
- the customary beliefs of a group in regards to a subject.
- a way of life
- a set of shared attitudes
- personal values one holds
And culture influences personal habits and growth.
Consider this: Have you ever tasted cod-liver oil? It’s nasty! And yet young Eskimo children will ask for it as they would ask for a treat. Why? Because it’s a part of their culture.
Another example of culture: When my son was about six years old, he asked me, “Mom, can a person eat dessert before their meal?” He paused, wondering if it was even okay to ask. He continued, “I mean, is it possible? Has anyone ever done it?” He waited for my answer. Why did he ask this question? It’s because the culture of our family or the value we hold is to eat healthy foods first before dessert. We put that value into practice daily, and it created a habit in our son that helped him grow. To him, it was a foreign concept to eat dessert before the main meal. Of course, I told him there have been a few people who have, but they became unhealthy because they dared to eat sweets before meat and veggies.
Is this a cultural practice in your home… Do you pray before you eat? Do your children wait to eat until a prayer is offered to God? Yes? Then you have successfully created a culture that acknowledges God as the provider of all.
So the first question we need to ask is…
How do we create a culture for writing in our homes? We create a culture for writing by putting our values into practice. What we value must translate into action.
What are the values that set a foundation for homeschool writing success? There are ten values that create a foundation for homeschool writing success. (See picture below)
How do we put each one of these values into action? For the next ten weeks, we are going to explore each value in depth and learn how to instill that value in your home and student. These ten values are key to homeschool writing success!
Can you think of a friend who might need to know how to create a positive culture for writing in their home? Why don’t you invite your homeschool bestie to sign-up? Here’s the link: Click HERE
If you are a new or returning HTHL, Mentor/Teacher, take time to refresh yourself on the detailed steps of the writing process. See teacher’s notes in your HTHL Teacher’s Guide. (Online users: Found under the Resources Tab)
Write Early*Write Often*Write Well Writing Contest
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“What’s a homeschool mom to do? I tried different curriculums. I tried assigning some of the more popular assignments that I used when I taught in the public school classroom. I tried allowing them to dictate their assignments to me. I tried breaking the assignments down into very small pieces, showing them how to do each one. Nothing worked well, or any positive effects didn’t last long. Here to Help Learning is a great addition to our homeschool curriculum, and it is definitely helping my children to develop an excitement about writing.”-Jennifer J.
We’ll help your first grader get from
here to there so he can go everywhere!
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If you are already signed up for Here to Help Learning‘s Writing Program, you have an awesome plan in place spanning six years of instruction that includes solid writing instruction AND a beautiful collection of your child’s memories and stories written (or dictated) by your child that won’t fade away.
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Welcome 2018! Years ago our nine-year-old son would announce his New Year’s Revolution! We always got a chuckle out of his mixed up word choices. But doesn’t it fit? Sometimes we need a personal internal revolution to get back to living a balanced life.
Thinking of a change? Here’s a good place to start…..
“I’m sitting at church, dutifully taking notes as our pastor shares from God’s word, when my husband leans over and glances at what I have written. He shoots me a look of real concern. “What are you doing?” he asked. Read MORE
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Blessings! We hope you have a wonderful week homeschooling! If you need help with our writing program, send us a support ticket. If you just want to ask me a question, click ASK BETH.