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Table of Contents HEM May-June 2006
FeaturesInterviews - by Mary Nix - page 40
An Interview with Anne Goldfeld about Phoenix Area Roots & Shoots
Mary Nix interviews Anne Goldfeld about the Jane Goodall Institute's Roots & Shoots program and how her homeschool support group began participating in it.
ArticlesCowboy Soup - by Sherry Kinser - page 28
Sherry Kinser's son Alex cooks a mean Cowboy Soup and proves once again that homeschooling happens when we least expect it.
Education, Barn-Style - by Danielle Malik - page 30
Danielle Malik's barn provides a place for her children to play and learn and grow.
An Open Source Life - by Elizabeth Sterling - page 32
Elizabeth Sterling provides an overview of Linux open source software.
Homeschooling from Abroad - by Leslie Jordan Clary - page 34
When Leslie Jordan Clary takes a job teaching in China, her son Zak reaps the benefits of an unusual homeschool education.
Mother/Daughter Book Club and More - by Dawn Adams - page 35
Dawn Adams and her daughter learn to share reading by starting a mother-daughter book club.
Lessons We've Learned in the Past Year - by Melanie Lien Palm - page 37
As Melanie Palm proves, sometimes you have to look back to see what you've learned.
When Is Homeschooling School in Disguise? - by Deb Baker - page 38
What is a homeschooler? Deb Baker shares her ideas on the problematic trend of public schools co-opting homeschooling and the dangers of not speaking up to prevent the possible erosion of our rights.
DepartmentsLetters and Discussions - - page 10
Questions & Answers - by Laura Weldon - page 18
Help I Can Live Without! and In Need of Diversity
Discover advice to a homeschooling mom who needs to turn down her sister's help, and how to put diversity into your children's lives even if you don't live in the big city.
Learning 101 - by Tamra B Orr - page 22
The Gift of Time
Homeschooling allows time for a family to face life's greatest challenges together.
News & Commentary - by Valerie Bonham Moon - page 43
Connections, Womb to Classwoom, Military Recruitment
HEM News Editor Valerie Bonham Moon shares news items of interest to homeschoolers, including legislation in multiple states, universal preschool, military recruitment and enlistment of homeschooled graduates, and more.
Hands-On Learning - by Kathy Ceceri - page 54
Early American Paper Quilling
Kathy Ceceri shows how quillwork can be used to make greeting cards, earrings, mobiles and holiday ornaments.
The Homeschool Kitchen - by Christine Gable - page 56
Dinner Salads: Fast, Easy and Adaptable
Learn how salads can be just as much fun as they are nutritious.
History of Homeschooling - by Helen Hegener - page 58
An in-depth look at John Holt and the founding of homeschooling's first publication in 1977.
HEM Notebook - - page 6
HEM Classics - - page 62
Homeschooling is for Amateurs
In this classic piece from one of HEM's all-time favorite columnists, Earl Gary Stevens explains his reasoning for proclaiming that homeschooling is for amateurs.
ColumnsAsk Carol - by Carol Narigon - page 16
Top Advice for New Homeschoolers
Five old adages add up to good advice for new homeschoolers.
Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman - page 24
CLEP Tests: An Effective Tool for Homeschoolers
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests are a very effective tool; when homeschoolers need to demonstrate, in conventional terms, what they have learned and how qualified they are, CLEP tests can be used. This column will discuss the ways you can use CLEP tests, advantages, how to prepare for and take them, and how they compare to AP tests.
Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp - page 46
A Bevy of Bicycles
May is National Bike Month, and Becky celebrates with a plethora of bike-related learning resources, along with fun for budding investigators, writers, and more.
My Word! - by David H Albert - page 52
Walk along with David as he explains the homeschooling lessons inherent in the act.
Road Less Traveled - by Linda Dobson - page 66
Lessons from a Homeschooling Momship
Linda puts lessons learned during the homeschooling years to the test as an, ahem, older person.