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HEM May-June 2007

HEM Information

Most Fowl pg. 27

Medieval Beasts pg. 52

CSA pg. 33

HEM May-June 2007



Interviews - by Mary Nix - page 36
An Interview Patrick Farenga
Patrick Farenga, President of Holt Associates, Inc. first tell us about attending The Home Education Network of Ireland Conference which lead him to issues linked to moving homeschooling/unschooling into the 21st century.


Mummification Most Fowl - by Karina L Fabian - page 27
Karina Fabian's attempt to mummify a chicken produces hilarious results as well as a song parody titled "King Kluck's Theme Song."

If You Build It, They Will Come - by Deborah Markus - page 28
Deborah Markus gives advice on setting up a weekly park day for homeschoolers.

Pleading Insanity - by Karen Vogel - page 29
Karen Vogel's humorous gardening adventure proves learning doesn't always happen the way you think it will.

Community Supported Agriculture for Homeschoolers - by Amy Hood - page 30
Amy Hood describes how Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) fits perfectly with her homeschool family's lifestyle.

Woolly Bears and Wild Cats - by Sue Smith Heavenrich - page 32
A chance encounter with a black swallowtail caterpillar is the beginning of a learning adventure for Sue Smith-Heavenrich and her sons.

Here Come the Painted Ladies - by Kimberly Misra - page 33
Kimberly Misra and her children discover the wonders of watching a caterpillar become a butterfly.

The Pathetic Award - by Sherry Kinser - page 34
Should kids get awards for their behavior? Sherry Kinser examines the issue from both sides.


HEM Notebook - - page 3

Letters and Discussions - - page 8


Ask Carol - by Carol Narigon - page 16
That Elusive Homeschooling Perfection
Carol shines a light on the "good comparing" that helps makes us all better homeschooling parents.

Questions & Answers - by Laura Weldon - page 18
Rude Teen-Age Behavior and Son Frustrated with Math
A mother worries about the repercussions of a rude teenager in a large support group, while another seeks ways to help a son frustrated with learning math.

Learning 101 - by Tamra B Orr - page 22
The Wretched, Wicked What-Ifs and the Power of ASKING
Sometimes success is just an asked-question away.

Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman - page 24
Resumes That Work
Sometimes you need a resume. The Larry and Susan Kaseman offer suggestions specifically for homeschoolers on creating an effective resume.

News & Commentary - by Valerie Bonham Moon - page 39
International homeschooling, Religion, Sports
Valerie shares news and information about homeschooling both internationally and in the U.S.

Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp - page 42
Origami: Cranes, Robots, and a Really Strange Sponge
Resources galore about origami, the art that teaches across the curriculum. For good measure, read details on two foreign language programs, and a great activity book on ancient Egypt.

My Word! - by David H Albert - page 48
The Middle
Dive into the repercussions of the practice of teaching to the middle.

Hands-On Learning - by Kathy Ceceri - page 50
Medieval Beasts
Kathy's Hands-On-Learning project looks at the fantastic beasts of the Middle Ages.

The Homeschool Kitchen - by Christine Gable - page 52
JELL-O Revisited
Learn how to use JELL-O as a fun way to work more of those nutritious fruits into your family's diet.

Road Less Traveled - by Linda Dobson - page 58
I Can Read This, so I Thank My Mother
Research may be revealing even more chilling damage perpetrated by institutionalized education than just a ridiculous focus on grades.
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