This fall, she’s beginning to realize that what she likes and talks about is very different from what other kids like. She’s also learned that not all kids are willing to be nice about her different view on life. She’s confided in me that she tries not to talk about DNA or vampires or other things because kids often have no idea what she’s talking about. “They don’t want to be my friend when I do that,” she told me.
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Back to Homeschool...Or as some say "not-back-to-school" week!
This past week, Celeste and I started our homeschool year. My teens started back last Thursday at the local senior high school and we enjoyed the last days of Nana's visit on Thursday and Friday.
Monday was "back to the books" and the routine. We had a great first week, with just a little drama! We met with homeschool friends on Monday afternoon
...A few friends have come to me in the past week asking about homeschooling laws, and how I made that decision. It was clear for us when M threatened suicide in third grade. It’s not so clear for others that don’t get to that point, or when they just don’t know if they are able to.
Then you have comments like this:
As I’ve talked about before, we homeschool year round. We had a decent run this summer; it was fairly relaxed, we explored a lot of topics, and we experienced a few new things. During our down time though, I decided that maybe I should try a more different approach to planning. I keep hearing this phrase ‘homeschool planning’. Maybe I should do that. ...
With the new school starting in only a few weeks, I thought I would share our homeschool space with you. We don't have a specific room and never have had one in the last three homes we have lived in since we started homeschooling. Besides for extra storage, I wouldn't want one!
We enjoy homeschooling in the family room, the kitchen, the backyard, and also other places like the public library!
The majority of our time is spent