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Blueprint Homeschooling: How to Plan a Year of Home Education That Fits the Reality of Your Life

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Before you build a house, you need plans. You need a BLUEPRINT. Blueprint Homeschooling is for home educating parents of all philosophies and styles who are looking for a better way to manage their time, energy, and sanity throughout the school year. Do you spend your school days searching for missing ingredients to science experiments? Do you feel like you are constantly ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published November 21st 2014 by Park Day Publishing (first published November 20th 2014)
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Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
A few months after publishing this book, I felt myself reaching that state of pajama-wearing, never-showering despair that I reach every February. At that point, several of my friends told me I should go read my own book. Maybe they were joking, but I did it anyway. I'm glad I did! There were definitely a few points that encouraged me, especially my reminder, "This is a marathon, not a sprint." I went back to my bare minimums, and looked at all the plans I'd laid out for the rest of the year, an ...more
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**The author gave me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Blueprint Homeschooling is a great book on homeschooling. While it's about planning, it's also about so much more than that. By following the process outlined in the book, you will learn a lot about your values, your reasons for homeschooling, what you want to teach your kids, and how to get it all done.

With the help of this book, you'll be able to plan out an entire school year's worth of homeschooling - and it doe
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for review. This book is very well laid out and practical in approach. It is a good planning tool whether you are a novice or experienced homeschooler!
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This book is really thorough in terms of setting up a home school. If you or someone you know is starting to this about it, I'd really recommend picking up this book. Knepper has a really nicely organization style to help you choose what kind of home school you would like have. She's realistic about how your ideas may differ from how your child learns and give plenty of tips and suggestions on how to make that work.
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you could only read one homeschooling book, this would be the one! Wonderful for anyone at any stage of homeschooling, excellent for those starting out. Worth its weight in gold.
Stephanie - Books Less Travelled
I received a copy of this book free from a GoodReads giveaway for an honest review, thank you for the chance to win, and to read it.

An excellent resource for anyone who is considering or is involved in homeschooling. Practical advice, helpful planning ideas, and great tips, a must read for anyone wanting to get the most out of homeschooling!

I liked this book so much I passed it on to my mom who is homeschooling my brother and sister! She had nothing but praise for it!

Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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After a year of having school go off the rails more times than I could count, this book is helping me reassess and figure out where we need to go and how we need to get there. I feel like I can successfully organize myself without falling completely apart. Wonderful resource that I know I will come back to every year.
Colleen Vanderlinden
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Really helpful book -- just what I needed to read in preparation for another year of homeschooling. This definitely appealed to my love of list-making, and after doing the exercises in the book, I now have the upcoming school year planned with more detail than I have ever managed before. I feel calm and excited about the year ahead. Highly recommended for homeschooling parents!
LaDonna Harris
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I did a quick read through. I can't wait to go back and apply all the steps.
Christina Karvounis
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent and thought-provoking. Not a primer for homeschooling, rather a theoretical and philosophical starting point...great for narrowing a personal focus and growing purpose outward.
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Amy Knepper is a lifelong learner who enjoys helping people find fun and free materials for supplementing their studies. She has been homeschooling her two kids for nine years and is looking forward to becoming a children's author when she grows up. She lives in Southern California and is an avid fan of black tea, Korean dramas, and video games.

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