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Here is the follow up email that I sent to a dear friend who was asking about homeschooling. Check out the first email, How to Start Homeschooling – My Letter to You, Part I. I hope you find both of these letters helpful and encouraging. Enjoy!
It sure sounds like you are well on your way! If there’s anything that I am personally learning through homeschooling it’s that this is a marathon, not a sprint. There are days when my daughter pushes my buttons and my son begs for attention and the baby is crying, and I think, It would be so much easier to send you to school. But then a More >
It’s the time of year when we welcome new homeschooling families to our ranks. They are eager to learn all they can about the homeschooling journey and make informed decisions about curriculum and philosophies. So I couldn’t pass up this chance to share my top four homeschooling books. Of all the ones I’ve read, these are the ones I keep on my shelf, return to time after time and remember long after I’ve set them down. Take a look. They may be just what you need too!
If you’ve already decided to homeschool, More >
I recently sat down with Sonya Shafer of Simply Charlotte Mason during the 2010 Texas Home School Book Fair to talk about the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling. Sonya is passionate about this method. Whether you are new to homeschooling, still considering taking the plunge or looking for techniques to fine tune your homeschool, you’ll enjoy hearing Sonya talk about this effective and “gentle” education method.
Sonya and Simply Charlotte Mason have meant a lot to me. I’ve learned so much from the Simply Charlotte Mason website, and I’m so thankful for all the free helps that Sonya and More >
More than 200 vendors—curriculum suppliers, authors, booksellers, online schools and service organizations—attended this year’s conference. With all the excitement and energy in the room, it would be easy to get overwhelmed.
I was thankful that I had planned for my visit. This kept me from getting caught off guard and caught up in the frenzy of activity. This was a relief to my budget and my sanity. My husband and I moved from booth to booth, thought about our homeschool for next year and even made notes for future years. It helped having him with me because we made united decisions. He loved More >
When I first began studying homeschooling methods, I kept coming across the name Charlotte Mason. To be honest, I really didn’t get her method of homeschooling. It just didn’t click. I didn’t understand what made her style of educating different, or what was meant by using “real books.” Then I came across a site that has become one of my favorite sources on the Web for homeschooling: Simply Charlotte Mason.
Veteran homeschoolers Sonya Shafer, Karen Smith and their families have created a site dedicated to encouraging other homeschoolers in the Charlotte Mason method. Their site offers several More >
If there is one subject that can scare students, it’s math. Opinions are plentiful among homeschoolers on the best method and curriculum to use to make math click. And while homeschoolers’ opinions, approaches and curriculums are diverse, the Progress Report 2009, conducted by Brian Ray, Ph.D., president of the non-profit National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI), showed that homeschoolers are, in fact, doing a good job of teaching this sometimes difficult subject. On average, homeschooled students scored in the 84th percentile in math on standardized tests compared to their public More >
FREE! That’s a word we all like. We like free refills, buy-one-get-one-free coupons and free upgrades to just about anything. Rental cars, spa services, vacation packages, you name it; if it’s free, we’re all over it. That’s why I can’t pass up this opportunity to share about some free homeschool curriculum. That’s right; families can educate their children at home for free. Take a look at these complete, free homeschool curriculum and see if there is one that is right for your family.
Ambleside Online is a free curriculum for those interested in the Charlotte Mason style of More >