Posts Tagged ‘ homeschooled teens ’

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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Balking at Fun Assignments

Balking at Fun Assignments

HEM’s Questions & Answers – November-December 2010 She’s Balking at My Fun Assignments I love planning and organizing the unit studies that have worked so well for our homeschool. But my daughter (almost 12) is balking at completing the assignments I work so hard to make fun for her. She thinks she can manage...
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School and Sports

School and Sports

HEM’s Questions & Answers – November-December 2010 In and Out of School Because of Sports “We’re giving in to our son’s appeals to get involved in school sports. He’ll be starting school for the first time as a seventh grader. I don’t know if this is a slippery slope, meaning the two younger boys...
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If They Need It…

If They Need It…

During a recent dinner conversation, a guest mentioned Jimmy Carter and one of my children (who asked to remain nameless) said, “Who is that? Is he a friend of yours?” Awkward silence. I quickly took the child aside and gave a 30 second explanation that Carter was a former president, and then we returned...
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Sunshine, Fairies and Physics

Sunshine, Fairies and Physics

Gently encouraging, a little more insistent, and finally my removing covers and bodily pulling children out of bed was the way we began our first day of exploring physics. Both children had agreed to rise pre-dawn with me to go for a walk in the dark and listen to what the world sounded like...
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