Table of Contents HEM November-December 2004
The Pig in the Pantry - by Rose Godfrey
Rose Godfrey describes how she finally dealt with the pickled pig in her pantry.
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, Why Don't You Learn My Way? - by Marnice Emerson
Marnice Emerson finds out her imperfect student is perfect just the way she is.
I Couldn't Believe All the Bones... - by Janine Calsbeek
Janine Calsbeek describes a successful co-op run by families in her homeschool group.
Kids' Classic Book Club - by Kathy Ceceri
Reading good books can be even more fun when you share the experience with other people. Kathy Ceceri describes her homeschool group's book club and gives tips for starting your own.
Exploring History as a Group - by Karen Kirkwood
Karen Kirkwood takes a group of homeschoolers on a tour of history.
Oobleck, Gloppity Glop, and Super Slimy Science - by Sue Smith Heavenrich
Take a few bored kids and a box of corn starch and what do you get? Lessons in polymer chemistry and that's just the beginning.
Frost on the Lens - by Ann Pedtke
A lunar eclipse teaches Ann Pedtke a lesson about teaching her siblings.
Special Needs - by Tamra Orr
From Disabled to Enabled: Homeschooling Children with Learning Disabilities and Special Needs
Homeschooling a child with special needs: Whether it is a physical disability, an emotional disability, or simply a completely different way of learning, it is up to parents to find how to merge their children's unique circumstances with their education.
Pub Notes - by Helen Hegener
A visit to and old home finds Helen exploring the path that led her to homeschooling.
History of Homeschooling - by Helen Hegener
AHA's History of Homeschooling
A detailed look at an interactive discussion list which brings veteran homeschoolers together to discuss the history of the homeschooling movement
Beyond Basics - by Michele Pulis
HEARTS: Homeschoolers Educating, Assisting, and Reaching-Out Through Service
All across the nation, homeschoolers spearhead efforts to reach out with community service programs through HEARTS.
Suport Group Corner - by Mary Nix
HEM Support group Liaison, Mary Nix highlights her monthly newsletter Syupport Group News.
Ask Carol - by Carol Narigon
If relatives fear your homeschooled children will be social misfits, Carol offers a test so that you'll know first. She also provides wonderful tips to ease their troubled minds and include them in the fun.
Questions & Answers - by Laura Weldon
Workbooks and Home-Alone Teen
Advice from readers on whether Mom should slow down her Type A preschooler, and how a home-alone teen can convince Mom homeschooling can still work.
Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Let's Not Link Homeschooling to Partisan Politics
This column discusses the importance of not relying primarily on statutes and the courts for our homeschooling freedoms, HSLDA's increasing involvement in politics, the problems this causes, and what we can do.
News & Commentary - by Ann Lahrson Fisher
Terrorist Exercise, Football Leagues, Stereotyped Cookies
Ann reviews highlights from her weekly news updates.
Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
Philosophers' Clubs and Socrates Cafes
Discover philosophy for every age, classical music madefun, andmulti-lingual books. Becky looks at brainy babies and fast-paced card games, too.
Homeschooling Books - by Elizabeth McCullough
Home Sweet Homeschool: A Survivor's Guide to Giving Your Kids a Quality Education, Homeschooling with Gentleness: A Catholic Discovers Unschooling, The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading
Elizabeth reviews a few religious homeschooling books that recently caught her attention.
My Word! - by David H. Albert
Just Do the Math!
It's long been held that motivated students can learn quickly without traditional lessons. But a basic math education in just 20 hours?
Road Less Traveled - by Linda Dobson
Teenage Mutinous Ninjas
Participation in real life activities can cure the teen rebellion that probably isn't the teen's fault in the first place.