Posts Tagged ‘ Sue Smith Heavenrich ’

Things I Want My Kids to Learn

In the Sept-Oct, 2003 issue of Home Education Magazine, Sue Smith-Heavenrich writes about The Things I Really Want My Kids to Learn: By September, every homeschooler in our state has outlined her proposed curriculum and sent it off to the local school district. I never found the forms our school district sent us particularly...
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Encouraging Reluctant Writers

Encouraging Reluctant Writers

In the January-February, 1998 issue of Home Education Magazine, homeschooling mom and frequent HEM contributor Sue Smith Heavenrich shared an article full of ways to get kids writing in Getting It Down – Ways to Encourage Reluctant Writers: “The problems I’ve been faced with over the past few years has been trying to get...
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Shooting Hoops, Riding Bikes

In her article for the Sept/Oct 2000 issue of Home Education Magazine, “Shooting Hoops, Riding Bikes,” Sue Smith-Heavenrich explains Science and Math in a Kid’s World: “My younger son loves to play basketball. Or ride his bike through the just-melted mud patches on the logging road. Or follow frogs or kick a soccer ball...
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Caterpillar Secrets

Caterpillar Secrets

“Do you study biology?” The high school students asked my children. She was curious about what homeschooled children studied. “No!” stated my oldest, with all the authority he could muster. “We study caterpillars.” On the drive home he asked, “What is biology anyway?” “Life. The Universe. And everything,” I responded. “Definitely caterpillars.” Like most...
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