Posts Tagged ‘ homeschooling resources ’

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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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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Sept-Oct Issue

Sept-Oct Issue

Check out the great line-up of articles and columns coming in our Sept-Oct issue, including Mary Nix’s interview with HEM articles editor, Jeanne Faulconer, who describes how her state organization, VAHomeschoolers, produces their superb publication, the VAHomeschoolers Voice. Subscribe to Home Education Magazine today and read all the upcoming issues with great articles, wonderful...
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Asking Questions, Finding Answers

Asking Questions, Finding Answers

Asking Questions, Finding Answers: A Parent’s Journey through Homeschooling, Tamra Orr’s newly updated and expanded book, is arranged in an engaging question and answer format that provides information and perspective about nearly every imaginable homeschooling issue. Tamra complements her own considerable knowledge and understanding with well-wrought essays by homeschooling parents and teens, whose voices...
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