An Interview with middle grade student

An Interview with middle grade student

I enjoy impromptu interviews with my kids. A few quick questions allow me to discover what they are feeling or confirm what I already suspect. After making a dynamic shift in our homeschool strategy this fall and joining a co-op, I wanted to see where my middle grader...
We Don’t Call It “Spring”

We Don’t Call It “Spring”

I like to joke that, in homeschool land, I don’t call the lovely months of March through May Spring. Rather, I call them “Buy All Used Homeschool Materials” season. Perhaps I am not the only one? I find it so tempting to see the numerous posts about curriculum marked...
Online Summer Learning from Global Student Network

Online Summer Learning from Global Student Network

Summer is the perfect time for vacations, family reunions, beach days . . . and learning! Online learning with Global Student Network (GSN) allows your student to explore interests, brush up in weaker subjects, or get a jump start on next school year. GSN’s Summer...
How to Ask for Help with your Homeschooling

How to Ask for Help with your Homeschooling

“9-1-1 How may I help you?” “I’m a homeschooling parent!” “Don’t worry, help is on the way!” If only we could get help within minutes of our first problem with homeschooling. I personally could use a janitor and a lunch lady. Please sign me up for a school voucher for...
Homeschooling Today: Myth vs Reality

Homeschooling Today: Myth vs Reality

Classrooms hum with the chatter of excitable teens; books and papers spill from overstuffed lockers; days are routine, conducted by the regular, shrill blast of the school bell. Sound familiar? Most of us have experienced the ‘institutional’ school system...
U.S. Schools Shift to School-at-Home in Response to COVID-19

U.S. Schools Shift to School-at-Home in Response to COVID-19

Since March 11, 2020 when the World Health Organization (WHO) first publicly identified the Coronavirus as a worldwide pandemic, U.S. governors and school districts have been put in the position of deciding whether schools should remain open. On March 12, The Centers...
Finding Community for Your Child

Finding Community for Your Child

This year I have been experiencing the value of community in our homeschooling lifestyle. Doing life together comes in many forms but the importance of it is undeniable. Let’s take a look at where to find community and why it’s so precious. Co-Ops When we joined our...
How COVID-19 Changed My Homeschool

How COVID-19 Changed My Homeschool

When the seriousness of the spread of COVID-19 began to fill the media and started to be felt by leaders in our community, we didn’t feel the dramatic change initially. My kids kept doing their schoolwork each day and my other work responsibilities didn’t immediately...

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