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37 Ways to Make Your Homeschool Delight-Directed!

37 Ways to Make Your Homeschool Delight-Directed!

Delight-directed homeschooling can be a remedy for mid-winter burnout, but it can also be an all-the-time homeschooling style. It is a method of education that allows your children to explore what they love and work at a flexible pace, ebbing and flowing with each new bunny trail.

How to Begin Homeschooling in Oklahoma

How to Begin Homeschooling in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is considered to be loosely regulated in terms of homeschool laws.  Oklahoma law does not require parents to register with or seek approval from state or local officials, conduct state testing with their students, or permit public school officials to visit or...

Frequently Asked Questions About Sparks Academy

Frequently Asked Questions About Sparks Academy

FAQ Answers What's a blended class? So glad you asked!  These are classes hosted online that include textbook and video elements, discussion feeds with peers, So glad you asked!  These are classes hosted online that include textbook and video elements,...

The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Student

The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Student

With Sensory Processing Disorder, normal daily demands in a classroom are stressful. Homeschooling provides an alternative for your child that allows him or her to grow with accommodations and love... With SPD, normal daily demands in a regular classroom become...

Homeschool to College Success!

Homeschool to College Success!

Worried about getting all of the pieces right in the high school homeschool puzzle? Through the Door will help you with what you need, from a homeschool perspective, to confidently face high school and college. This book & worktext set will help you and your high...

Is Virtual School the Same as Homeschool?

Is Virtual School the Same as Homeschool?

Connections Academy, Epic, K12....all of these virtual public school programs are often confused with 'homeschooling.'  Today we're going to answer some of the most common questions that we hear.  Each student has different needs, and these options might be...

Teaching the Special Needs Child

Teaching the Special Needs Child

For some parents, having a special needs child is the impetus to homeschool.  For others, it's a nerve-wracking concern.  Wherever you fall on the spectrum, homeschooling a special needs child is an adventure! With the advent of No Child Left Behind, special...

DD’s Journal – Through the School Years

As the school year comes to an end, I see so many changes.  Teaching two instead of one been the biggest change, but I have to say...big brother has really stepped up with advice for his sisters! It's funny how as the year progresses, the Light Units...

Tips from Seasoned Homeschool Moms

If you're new to homeschooling, or still in the stage of considering having a go at it, the prospect can be daunting.  You look around at other homeschooling families, and they seem to have it all together, but we all started at the same spot you're in right...

Educator Training & Resources

Do you know how many great opportunities there are for homeschooling mamas to get educator training right here in Oklahoma?  We've compiled a short list of some of the best (and most overlooked) ones for you to attend!   {Feel free to drop us a line...

DD’s Journal – Homeschool Convention Time!

It's that time again!  Every homeschool mom's delight!  Homeschool children are singing the song of "their People"......Yes!  It's homeschool convention time! We plan for months, checking the vendor list, noting what we need to...

DD’s Journal – End of the Year Reflections

Another school year is coming to a close.  This year really flew by fast. 13 years I have been at this...my oldest will be finishing his Junior year. I swear it was just yesterday he learned to write his name!  As I look over my dinning room table,...

Shack Diaries

Shack Diaries

What IS the Book SHACK? Sooner Homeschool Angels Curriculum Koop (yes, we know co-op doesn't start with a K...but it worked)We are a cooperative homeschool organization, which means that everyone works together. You may volunteer time, donate curricula, or donate...

Re-framing the Day in an Educational Context

First-time homeschoolers generally try to replicate public school at home.  It's what they know, and it's familiar.  Trust me...many mommas have gone down this road before! Learning to re-frame the day, however, is the first step toward homeschool...

Welcome To Oklahoma Book Shack!

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