Table of Contents HEM July-August 2000
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Butterflies - by Jim Conway
The phrase singing within my skull most often these last few years is the simple observation made by that eccentric rascal Henry David Thoreau that, if we wish to learn about butterflies, perhaps it would be best to go to the meadows and find some.
Most Likely to Succeed - by Amy Hollingsworth
When the class valedictorian goes off to college and grad school and then decides to stay at home and teach her kids, does that qualify as success?
Filmmaker Becomes Homeschooler - by Fernanda Rossi
Filmmaker Fernanda Rossi describes her experiences with the Borenstein-Burd family in making her homeschool documentary film, "Inventing a Girl."
The Paperless Homeschool - by Michelle Kennedy Hogan
Advice and resources for developing a website for your children's learning
Picture Perfect - by Donna Stone
Donna shares her thoughts on those "picture perfect" homeschooling families
Digging into Dinosaurs - by Kathleen Petrella
Kathleen's advice on how to teach subjects you don't know anything about, and how to support your child's finding their own resources
Museum Docent Program - by Gaye Murphy
Working with your local museum to enrich homeschool studies
The Reluctant Scientist - by Teri Brown
How a homeschooling mom with no taste for science helped her children develop a love for the subject
Translating Math into English - by Ruby Ausbrooks
How to help your kids make sense of math
Kinesthetic Kid - Visual Mom - by Colleen Messina
Tips for helping an active learner focus on learning
Differences in Common - by Melissa Allen
Learning to learn with a preschooler
Vacation: Real Life Learning - by Rhonda Ramos
There are a world of learning opportunities in every vacation trip
Questions and Answers - by Carol Narigon
Daisies and Rainbows and Scouts, Oh My!
Carol answers questions about "what makes you an expert on homeschooling?" and starting a homeschool Girl Scout troop.
Questions and Answers - by Laura Weldon
Unschooling and Kids Group Activities
Readers answer questions about unschooling and whether kids should join group activities.
Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Problems with Legislation to Prevent "Unqualified" Families From Homeschooling
The Kasemans address problems with legislation to prevent "Unqualified" families from homeschooling.
News Watch - by Linda Dobson
Teenagers, Homeschooling on TV, Clinton's Comments
News of interest to homeschoolers, including President Clinton's comments on homeschooling
Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
Resources for summertime fun
Homeschooling Books - by Lillian Jones
Homeschoolers' Success Stories
Homeschoolers' Success Stories, by Linda Dobson
So Many Books - by Joan Torkildson
Book reviews: Days Like This, Thimbleberry Stories Poetry for Young People, Mental Math Challenges 101 Things Every Kid Should Know About the Human Body
Notes From a Homeschooling Dad - by Jeff Kelety
Emma Meets Dadzilla
Jeff's observations about his five year old daughter, Emma
Unschooler in College - by Peter Kowalke
Peter's thoughts on how college is going for him
Oldr Kids - by Cafi Cohen
Homeschooled Teens' Web Sites
Early years - by Linda Dobson
Teachers Turning Home
Linda talks with school teachers about homeschooling