Posts Tagged ‘ Rebecca Rupp ’

Exploring Music!

Exploring Music!

“What is music? For homeschoolers, it’s lullabies, silly songs, friends and neighbors making music for their own enjoyment, informal concerts, maybe formal concerts, and the opportunity to truly develop their musical talent.” –Larry and Susan Kaseman “… I wanted my children to at least have the opportunity to explore music on their own and...
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Learning to Love to Write

Learning to Love to Write

Noted science fiction writer Ray Bradbury once said, “We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.” How do we help our children learn to write? Before my children could read or write, they would recite what they wanted me...
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Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips

Nothing can take the place of a real live field trip, but virtual field trips and expeditions come close. We have been able to observe all sorts of wildlife and visit places we never could have imagined previously. We’ve kept our browser open for hours listening for wildlife at sites such as National Geographic’s...
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To Dissect or Not to Dissect

To Dissect or Not to Dissect

My homeschool journals are stuffed with photographs. There are pictures of our three boys building toothpick bridges, inflating hot-air balloons, weaving Navajo-style headbands, making papier-mache Viking helmets, painting birdfeeders, planting beans, firing rockets, making clay models of the Parthenon, raising butterflies. And – a fat lump in the middle of Journal #3 – there’s...
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May-June Articles

May-June Articles

In our May-June issue several articles highlight creative ways to engage your children in learning: • The Homemade Booklet: A Simple Tool for Planning & Preparing, by Nancy Walters – Some homeschooling methods are decidedly low-tech. One mom embraces the humble homemade booklet as a simple way to get prepared–and get down to hands-on...
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