Since we homeschool we are used to grabbing the “teachable moment”, but that doesn’t mean I always like them. Case in point…cicadas.
These disgusting little creatures have begun digging out of the ground and area crawling all over our yard. We step out onto our porch to find their discarded shells left to be crunched underfoot if you don’t watch where you are going. I’m sure we must look pretty ridiculous hopping and jumping our way up the steps, across the deck and into the house.
Why do I homeschool my child when I could probably get him into one of the best private schools in the state (where I used to teach), or send him to the public school? A few reasons.
First is the flexible schedule. We are not at the beck and call of the school district (and one that’s notorious for flip-flopping, at that). We are never reassigned, never have our track changed, never wonder what kind of teacher he’ll get next year, never have to call to find out why the bus didn’t
By Jean Burk
High School Graduation is a tremendous milestone, especially for the homeschooled student. It signifies the finale of a student’s grade-school education and the beginning of the next chapter in life. Although an exciting time, the weeks before that special day can be chaotic as students try and finalize projects, take exams and get everything ready for the celebration. Taking time to get things prepared for graduation will make the day less hectic and allow you to focus
By Ted Thornton. M.A., Oak Meadow High School humanities teacher
Teachers today often feel like students are writing in a foreign language. Some don’t seem to know
the difference between academic writing and the emails and texts they send one another every
day, sometimes by the hundreds: no words are capitalized, there is no punctuation, and arcane
abbreviations known only to the initiated are dropped here and there.
by Liz Gardner
“Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
For many families, homeschooling provides amazing opportunities to reflect on, reconsider, and restructure daily routines and rhythms around what matters the most. They find themselves opting out of the rush ‘n go in favor of a slower-paced, more balanced, fully flavored schedule. Having more TIME is just one awesome