Posts Tagged ‘ homeschool resources ’

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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Teaching Money Smarts

Teaching Money Smarts

In the Sept-Oct, 2009 issue of Home Education Magazine, Carron Armstrong shared an article, Teaching Money Smarts and Financial Responsibility, which discussed some of the issues facing parents trying to teach younger children how to handle money, such as whether or not to offer an allowance, and she discussed some resources to make that...
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Directing a Homeschool Play

Directing a Homeschool Play

Direct: to request or instruct with authority; to show or point out the way. That’s the Merriam-Webster definition. It looks easy when it’s written out like that and I’ve had my share of direction. That’s why, when the mothers of our homeschool group found a script online, they asked me to direct a homeschool...
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Learning Logs

Learning Logs

A learning log is a place to write about our learning activities. Sounds pretty simple, yet it is a hefty structure in our homeschool. Our learning-log conversations begin with a question or two, such as, “What was the most fun thing you did today?” or “Tell me about something you had trouble with this...
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A List of Famous People

A List of Famous People

I have discovered a very simple and successful resource for homeschooling my kids. It’s a list of famous people. This list was the start of an ever-evolving “curriculum” for us. Our list consists of illustrious men and women from our religious tradition, Unitarian-Universalism. Learning about heroes and heroines, their lives and ideals, their struggles...
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