Posts Tagged ‘ homeschool ’

The Eclectic Heretic Homeschooler

The Eclectic Heretic Homeschooler

I read with great interest the article in a recent Home Education Magazine defending unschooling to structured schoolers. In my neck of the woods, the shoe seems to be permanently on the other foot. I can’t count the times I’ve heard my fellow homeschoolers, most of whom unschool, utter conventional proverbs such as, “When...
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User Friendly Homeschooling Records

User Friendly Homeschooling Records

For both new and experienced homeschoolers, questions arise such as: Should we keep records, and if so, how? Is record keeping worth the time and the effort it requires? Can records increase our children’s self-confidence and our family’s confidence in homeschooling? Will keeping records make our home more like a conventional school than we...
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Homespun Games: Play by Your Own Rules

Homespun Games: Play by Your Own Rules

Bring out your favorite board game—Pictionary, Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders, Aggravation! You already have fun playing it. Now it can be the stimulus for an even greater learning experience. Imagine your whole family gathered together around the kitchen table, laughing and sharing as you redesign that game to make it truly yours. You will...
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Learning Shakespeare

Learning Shakespeare

Homeschooling was the natural next step in our family journey. I birthed at home, tended the home. I was all about the home. My interpretation of homeschooling, however, was a little different than sitting down at a table. When my children showed an interest in something, I followed. We dove in together, and I...
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Nature Journaling for Kids

Nature Journaling for Kids

Journals come in every flavor under the sun. They can be emotional sounding boards, idea notebooks, what-I-did-today-style diaries, reading records, travel logs, sketchbooks, or all of the above, all at once. They can also be used to bring you and your kids closer to the outdoors. “A field journal is essential to a scientist’s...
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