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Melissa Morgan

Melissa Morgan


Columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Melissa L. Morgan is the co-author of Educational Travel on a Shoestring and Homeschooling on a Shoestring. With her husband, Hugh, she has homeschooled their three children from birth, taking advantage of many educational opportunities in the real world. She invites you to visit her website at www.eaglesnesthome.com.


Homeschooling Articles by Melissa Morgan

How to Avoid the 12 Most Common Curriculum Money Traps

Real World Learning for Less Inexpensive real-world learning.

Worldview on a Shoestring Teaching worldview on a limited budget.

Social Studies: Fun, Free, or Cheap Social studies, practically for free.

Mighty Math for Pennies

Superior Science on a Shoestring Science on a small budget.

Organize Your Homeschool On a Budget

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know? What does your preschooler need to learn, and how can you teach it?

Preschool for Pennies How to teach your preschoolers almost for free.

Special Needs Preschool Resources to help you teach preschoolers with special needs.

Getting Ready to Write How to get a preschooler ready for handwriting.

Science for Tots Teaching science to your preschoolers and getting everyone else involved at the same time.

Music for Tots Teaching preschoolers to sing and play inexpensive instruments.

History for Preschoolers Help your preschoolers learn history and love doing it.

Arts & Crafts Low-cost craft activities that bring activities to life for little ones.

Geography for Little Ones Preschool geography can be all fun and games.

Nursery Rhymes and "Tot Lit" Teach your little ones the joy of reading with "tot lit".

Getting Ready to Read How to teach the skills your little ones need to be ready to read.

Preschool Prep for Pennies How to do preschool at home inexpensively.

Every Day a Holiday Juice up your preschool with holiday units.

First Grade on a Shoestring

Hands-On Second Grade on a Shoestring

Exploring Interests in the Real World: Third Grade Tips Third grade on a shoestring.

Testing Tips For Little Ones What do your little ones know?

Physical Education on a Shoestring Inexpensive physical education for your preschooler.

Group Activities Group activities and field trips on a shoestring.

Character Matters for Kids Teaching good character on a slim budget.

The Joy of Chores

Education Vacations Try educational vacations for hands-on geography and more.

Nature Study How to enjoy nature with your preschooler.

Parent-Led Bible Education A call to parents to take the lead in family devotions

Church-Based Christian Education Tips for setting up a homeschool-friendly Christian education program at your church

Safety Smart Turn your back for an instant, and your kamikaze kid is exploring a light bulb, playing in the street, or climbing the kitchen cabinets. This all can be avoided by teaching your kid to be safety smart.

Toddlercizing at Home Most youngsters can bop ‘til you drop, so it’s fun to see how long mom or dad can last.

Happiness Is . . . Holidays Learn some ways to make your holidays stress free!

Overworked, Underpaid, and Overjoyed Toddlers can be educated too!

Investing in Eternity with the National Bible Bee The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of our God stands forever (Isaiah 40:8)

Types of Tykes: Enjoying Your Little Learner’s Style What are the different learning styles, and how can one tell which is the best for their child?

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

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What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

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Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

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Start a Nature Notebook

Myth of the Teenager

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Gift of a Mentor

The History of Public Education

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

University Model Schools

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Laptop Homeschool

Phonics the Montessori Way

Narration Beats Tests

Shakespeare Camp

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Teaching Blends

The Benefits of Debate

Combining Work and Homeschool

Teach Your Children to Work

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Montessori Math

AP Courses At Home

Bears in the House

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Character Matters for Kids

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Classical Education

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Getting Organized Part 3