Posts Tagged ‘ homeschool ’

A King’s Curriculum

A King’s Curriculum

“Lest you think I suffer from delusions of grandeur, let me tell you at the outset that King’s is our local drugstore. A five-and-dime in the classic tradition, King’s stocks a little bit of everything. Whether I plan to garden, knit, or can, if I need winter gloves, a wading pool, or a last-minute...
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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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To Dissect or Not to Dissect

To Dissect or Not to Dissect

My homeschool journals are stuffed with photographs. There are pictures of our three boys building toothpick bridges, inflating hot-air balloons, weaving Navajo-style headbands, making papier-mache Viking helmets, painting birdfeeders, planting beans, firing rockets, making clay models of the Parthenon, raising butterflies. And – a fat lump in the middle of Journal #3 – there’s...
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Doubts

Doubts

Not long ago I received an email letter from a mother expressing doubts about her ability to homeschool her children. That in itself is nothing unusual, but the letter had a slightly different quality about it; I’d like to share a paragraph with you: “I’ve been reading about homeschooling, and especially unschooling, and it...
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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

One day last spring, when my children went out to play, they discovered wildflowers growing in the alley next to our home. A short while later, they ran in breathlessly and announced that they were going to have a flower sale. My immediate thought was that no one would want to pay money for...
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