Posts Tagged ‘ homeschooling resources ’

November-December Issue

November-December Issue

The November-December issue features articles on growing up as a homeschooled kid, confessions of a reluctant homeschool mom, experiences with Asperger’s Syndrome, and homeschooling a free spirited child. Mary Nix interviews Free Range Learning author Laura Grace Weldon; Larry and Susan Kaseman write about labeling and drugging kids; Rebecca Rupp explores the wonderful world...
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Star Light, Star Bright

Star Light, Star Bright

The night sky has always fascinated me. Whether lying on the grass in our backyard as a child (up way past bedtime on a starry summer night) or sailing on the ocean (all alone in the cockpit on my night watch), I have always found comfort in looking up to see familiar companions like...
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The Truth About Necessary Knowledge

The Truth About Necessary Knowledge

Question: What do our children really need to learn. And by when? There it is. Blowing the doors off my little schoolhouse and nearly obliterating the entire structure. What do they need to learn, and by when? That is the question. No, my kid didn’t necessarily know Daniel Boone and westward expansion yet. But...
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Learning with Libraries

Learning with Libraries

Of all possible homeschooling resources – after, of course, such pipe-dream unobtainables as unlimited time and money – next-best is a library card. Kids vary certainly, but there’s no doubt, as Neil Postman said, that a magnificent education can be obtained solely through reading; and even for the reading-resistant, the library has a lot...
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Supplements are the Key!

Supplements are the Key!

I admit it. When I began homeschooling my seventh grade daughter just this year, I was overwhelmed. As a first time homeschooler, I had ordered a curriculum, but workbook after workbook is boring for any child, let alone an adolescent. I can’t count the amount of times I pleaded, begged and cajoled Ashley into...
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