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HEM September-October/04

Table of Contents HEM September-October 2004


Homespun Games: Play by Your Own Rules - by Dianne Wilton
Dianne Wilton shows you how to take your favorite games and make them your own.

Math Lessons with a Dynamic Learner - by Carrie De Francisco
Carrie de Francisco describes how her dynamic learner challenges the rules and creates new ones of her own.

Reading Aloud: Not for Little Kids Only - by Steven Engelfried
Tina and Steven Engelfried were surprised to find out reading aloud to their children didn't end when their kids could read to themselves.

Bad Hair Day - by Gaye Murphy
Are all homeschoolers geeky nerds with bad haircuts? Does it matter?

I Used to Lie to My Children - by Scott Brinkley
Scott Brinkley faces up to those insidious lies many of us tell our children and, along with his family, finds a way to live his life with more integrity.

Homeschoolers Party On and On - by Marjorie Sangster Rolleston
When Marjorie Sangster Rolleston's homeschool group gets together, it's always a party!

Writing a Love Poem - by Paula Tironi
Paula Tironi helps her son write his first love poem.


Learning Styles - by Tamra Orr
The Many Faces of Home Education
Tamara Orr introduces a new deaprtment for those searching for a good starting point in this homeschool journey.

Other Voices -
Conversation with Michelle Wilbert
Michelle Wilbert is the author of an upcoming book, "Close to the Root: A Handbook of Simple, Sustainable and Earthy Alternatives for Family and Community Life." Michelle goes beyond homeschooling to explore how what we do affects who we are and how we affect those around us, both in our own families and in the larger community. Intervew by Helen Hegener.

History of Homeschooling - by Patrick Farenga
Homeschooling in Manhattan in 1923

Out and About - by Valerie Bonham Moon
Military Homeschoolers Morning
In our new department about homeschooling away from home Valerie Moon offers a glimpse at a typical morning for a homeschooling family abroad with the military.

Suport Group Corner - by Mary Nix

HEM Notebook -

Letters and Discussions -


Ask Carol - by Carol Narigon
Algebra and a New Baby
Carol shares ideas on how to keep math fun and engaging, along with some tips on integrating the newest family member into your homeschooling lifestyle.

Questions & Answers - by Laura Weldon
Homeschooling vs Housekeeping and Back to Work
Advice from readers on how to mitigate homeschooling burnout. Also, can someone outside the family homeschool your kids?

Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Alternatives for 18-Year- Old Homeschoolers
Increasing numbers of homeschoolers are choosing alternative ways of living and learning after they reach age 18.

News & Commentary - by Ann Lahrson Fisher
Semi-Dropouts, Cash Cow, Child Abuse in Florida
Ann reviews highlights from her news updates.

Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
Word Play
A look at books, games and resources to develop a love of word-related whimsy and wisdom.

Homeschooling Books - by Elizabeth McCullough
Some Old Favorites
HEM's book reviewer takes a look at some of the classic resources, plus a volume of old-fashioned fun

My Word! - by David H. Albert
She's Leaving Home
David reflects on the departure of his college-bound homeschooled daughter.

Road Less Traveled - by Linda Dobson
What's Up with the Focus on Reading, Anyway?
Is reading all it's cracked up to be? Or could there be a more subtle reason that schools place such an emphasis on the written word?


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