Category Archives for "Power of an Hour"

NO Busywork, Worksheets, or Workbooks? (‘Rithmetic)

Elementary Math is probably the single largest area of busywork, worksheets, and workbooks in a child's school experience. This need not be so. When my older children were young I read a book called Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences, by John Allen Paulos. This made me aware that I needed to use rich descriptive […]

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The Power of an Hour and Language Arts Part II- Living Writing

This is part two in a two part post.  For part one read here first. Many parents use the Power of an Hour as their full curriculum and as a springboard to further learning. We suggest you start simple and build the habit, before expanding. For those desiring further writing experiences we suggest a four […]

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Power of an Hour and Language Arts Part I

What are Language Arts anyway? Language Arts usually include those arts of communication necessary to speak, read, and write. These arts include but are not limited to: Listening, Comprehension, Organizational Skills, Oral Composition Skills, Reading, Vocabulary, Penmanship, Spelling,  Grammar, Written Composition Skills, Presentation, Public Speaking, Research Skills, Note-Taking Skills, and  Computer Literacy. Does Power of an Hour include Language […]

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Momculture through Power of an Hour

Just what is "Momculture" and how do I use the Power of an Hour to enhance it? Momculture is the combination of  "Mom" and "culture." Mom refers to mothers. Culture means to cultivate and take measures to produce growth. Momculture is about cultivating and nurturing a breadth and depth of learning in mother. Power of […]

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Can Power of an Hour be Used to Homeschool?

Moms, are you overwhelmed with trying to teach children in different ages? Are you tired of spending time preparing, when you would rather spend the time with your children? Do you need a curriculum that is easy to use? Are you struggling with establishing consistency in structuring your learning time in home school? Do you […]

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Just What is the Power of an Hour?

Are you: * Feeling exhausted, because you are missing sleep preparing for the next day's lessons? * Spending too much time searching the internet trying to cobble together a curriculum? * Tired of spending hours fighting through long lessons that are obviously too long for your child's attention span? * Unsure of what knowledge to […]

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The Bicycle Approach to Homeschool

Keep Pedaling and Moving Forward!When parents begin to homeschool, many look for a curriculum as a vehicle to help move their children towards being educated. Maybe the vehicle is not just a curriculum, but taking other things into account that impact children’s heart, allegiance, character, work ethic, brain development, core body balance, executive function, socialization […]

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