Posts Tagged ‘ home education ’

Necessary Knowledge

Necessary Knowledge

When we first began, I did what most do. I sort of tried to recreate school at home. I went to the district’s website to see what the standards were for the year we were entering. What are they setting as the goals for math, language, social studies, etc.? Right away I hit a...
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The “S” Word

The “S” Word

It happened again last weekend. A new acquaintance, this one a mother with grown children, learned that we had homeschooled our kids. Her most burning concern: what about socialization? Paradoxically, the questioner had just spent an hour plus with our two kids, home for the holidays. Before she had learned about Jeff and Tamara’s...
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I Think He’s Got It!

I Think He’s Got It!

Taylor turns twelve this year and I can finally say without any reservations, without a moment’s hesitation, without any words of explanation he is reading. He is reading! I want to shout it to the world. I want to sky-write it from coast to coast. I want to decorate our yard with Mylar balloons...
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Vicky & Jen: Homeschooling 101

Vicky & Jen: Homeschooling 101

Helen Hegener, co-founder of Home Education Magazine, is the interviewed guest this week on the unique podcast and family resource, VickyandJen.com, which is about a concept which is dear to homeschoolers: “making life simple so you can enjoy what really matters!” A show index highlights sections of the 40 minute podcast, such as Homeschool...
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Our Ultimate Field Trip

Our Ultimate Field Trip

It was always our intention not only to teach our children about the rest of the world, but to show it to them. We wanted them to meet and spend time with people with different world views, backgrounds, and beliefs than their own. To simply read about far away places never satisfied our appetite...
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