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It’s July. The summer has heated up, and all across the country home educators are waking up to the realization that the new school year is right around the corner. If you’re like me, you’re considering what to keep the same, what to change and what to add or delete in your homeschool in the coming school year.
One of the areas I’d like to add to our homeschool, is creative writing and journaling. My children are still young so I’m looking for a creative and fun way to introduce creative writing. I wanted to share some of the resources I’ve found.
First, I’ve heard lots of great reports More >
Homeschooling is a family effort.
Because academic life and home life are not separated, a synergy occurs in homeschooling, and that synergy involves the entire family. Each member—parents and children—brings something to the table.
Even if one parent is the primary teacher and the other the primary breadwinner, both are pivotal to the homeschool’s success. The teacher will have an insider’s view of each child’s journey and the breadwinner More >
Homeschooling is Unique
Each child is an individual with likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, and their educational needs are just as unique. Home education allows you to evaluate each child’s interests, abilities and learning styles to create an educational path that works for that individual.
Let’s look at reading and a child’s interests. Instead of expecting every child to read More >
Homeschooling is More than Academics
Hopefully after reading my last post, What is Homeschooling Part I, you will already realize that homeschooling includes more than academics, but let’s revisit this point. Education is not the only path to happiness. It’s an important one, but so is spiritual, relational and physical health. This depends on more than reading, writing and arithmetic.
Please understand: Education is important. But a truly educated person does more than spout facts. A truly educated person assimilates information and applies it in a reasonable way. That requires social skills More >
What is homeschooling anyway? As homeschooling’s popularity increases, interested parents, concerned grandparents and inquisitive friends are asking this question. If you have the stereotypical idea of home education, then you may think it is simply doing the same school work that a child would do in public or private school and bringing it to the kitchen table. That is a very narrow view of homeschooling and, really, a wasted opportunity.
Yes, homeschooling involves educating your child at home and that work may involve worksheets at the kitchen table, but it is more than that. It is a whole 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 >
More and more parents are choosing homeschooling as the educational choice for their children. These families are, in fact, growing at rate of 7-12% per year. Some do it to uphold their religious beliefs. Others choose to homeschool for the academic possibilities or to protect their children from potentially harmful atmospheres in public schools, and still others are left little choice because their children have special needs that can’t be addressed in traditional schools. Regardless of the reasons, understanding how to homeschool is a necessary step toward deciding if it is a viable option More >