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HEM September-October/06

Table of Contents HEM September-October 2006


Interviews - by Mary Nix - page 42
An Interview with Dr. Pat Montgomery
Dr. Pat Montgomery shares her thoughts on Clonlara and the homeschool movement with Mary Nix.


Picture Perfect - by Nina Sutcliffe - page 29
Nina Sutcliffe finds out the tidy, picture-perfect home she imagined before she had kids just doesn't work for a real family.

Keys to a Successful Co-op - by Wendy Roberts - page 30
Wendy Roberts shares her tips for forming a successful homeschool co-op.

Off to California - by Hope McLeod - page 32
When Hope McLeod's daughter, Jasmine, falls in love with Latin jazz piano, the whole family takes off for California to help her fulfill her dream.

Unexpected Lessons in Music - by Tammy Takahashi - page 34
When piano lessons become a source of contention, Tammy Takahashi has to take another look at her expectations for learning music.

The Secret Lives of Children - by Teresa Blalock - page 36
Teresa Blalock thought she knew everything her children knew, but a camping trip hike taught her otherwise.

Homeschool Workout - by Wendy Fix - page 38
Wendy Fix learns to take the stress out of homeschool PE days and suggests ways other homeschoolers can start their own physical education classes.

The Neurons that Schools Forgot - by Kathleen McCurdy - page 40
Based on fascination research on mirror neurons, Kathleen McCurdy de Burotto calls for a revolution in education reform.


Letters and Discussions - - page 10

Questions & Answers - by Laura Weldon - page 20
Jewish Homeschoolers and Negative or Positive Reasons
Lots of advice for homeschoolers of the Jewish faith, and a fascinating look at whether or not it matters if one's homeschooling choice began negatively or positively.

Learning 101 - by Tamra B Orr - page 24
A Campin' They Will Go--Maybe
There's a need for more homeschooling summer camps, and Tamra will begin collecting the list.

HEM Notebook - - page 3

News & Commentary - by Valerie Bonham Moon - page 45
Vermont Law Changed, International Reports, and the UN Convention
HEM News Editor Valerie Bonham Moon shares news items of interest to homeschoolers, including legislation, international homeschooling news, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, HSlda and Patrick Henry College, and more.

Hands-On Learning - by Kathy Ceceri - page 56
Kathy intorduces her readers to flipbooks as a great way for beginning animators to create instant movies.

The Homeschool Kitchen - by Christine Gable - page 58
Fall's Here and Soup's On
Lots of easy soups that use up the left-over vegetables while warming belly and soul.

History of Homeschooling - by Helen Hegener - page 60
Trusting Children
The continuation of a history of this magazine which was begun at Helen's weblog in July, 2005:

Classic HEM - by Helen Hegener - page 62
An excert from the September-October, 1997 Interview with Linda Dobson
An excert from the September-October, 1997 Interview with Linda Dobson by Helen Hegener


Ask Carol - by Carol Narigon - page 18
Let's Put on an Information Night!
Carol explains the steps that will make your first - or next - homeschooling information night a success for all.

Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman - page 26
Being Part of the Homeschooling Movement
This column explores some advantages and responsibilities of being a member of the homeschooling movement.

Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp - page 48
What Makes a Book a Book-Club Book?
: Starting a book club just got a lot easier with this wonderful collection of resources, plus other learning materials to make the new learning year challenging and rewarding.

My Word! - by David H Albert - page 54
A Tether between Our Teeth
Discover how life-changing a good - and interesting - next door neighbor can be to an entire family.

Road Less Traveled - by Linda Dobson - page 66
Count Your Blessings
Celebrate the many blessings you receive in return for your decision to homeschool.

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