Posts Tagged ‘ reasons to homeschool ’

Homeschooling Records

Homeschooling Records

Homeschooling records serve two separate and very different purposes. One is to meet our family’s personal needs and wishes. Personal records include whatever we want to remember. They show how homeschooling is working for our family, help us learn to trust our children and ourselves, offer reassurance and perspective when we have doubts, and...
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Christmas Idea: Back Issues

Christmas Idea: Back Issues

Looking for a great Christmas gift for a homeschooling friend? The HEM Back Issue Sale offers six-issue packages for only $15.00 each postpaid, which saves $11.00 off the regular price! Every issue of Home Education Magazine includes several feature articles, an interview, and our delightful columnists writing about what it’s like to be a...
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They’re Homeschooling

They’re Homeschooling

I took my granddaughter Ally to the circus last week. I’d have taken all my grandkids, but it was a working assignment; I was photographing and videotaping the event, and Ally has proven herself a reliable assistant when I’m in the field. We got to go backstage and meet the performers, and we stayed...
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Homeschooling a Free Spirit

Homeschooling a Free Spirit

The other day I had the chance to reflect on how homeschooling can so easily adapt to the differences in our children. Like most mothers, I enjoy watching my children and noting the striking differences in each personality. Some of my children are very conscientious and self-motivated. Another child can best be described as...
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Necessary Knowledge

Necessary Knowledge

When we first began, I did what most do. I sort of tried to recreate school at home. I went to the district’s website to see what the standards were for the year we were entering. What are they setting as the goals for math, language, social studies, etc.? Right away I hit a...
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