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  1. Homeschooling and Standardized Testing: My Opinion

    by , 05-21-2014 at 08:31 PM

    "Last and this week we took 3 mornings, loaded everyone into the car, and dropped M off at a neighboring district to take his standardized test.

    The law requires my child, regardless of public school or homeschool status, to take a state board approved measurement test at the end of each school year. This if for the purpose of continuation of a permanent record, to be given to a public or private school is ever enrolled. Also, “if…it is determined that the ...
  2. 5 Things I Wish I Knew As A Homeschooling Newbie

    by , 05-13-2014 at 10:15 PM (Misadventures in Homeschooling)

    We’re coming up on the end of May now and the official end of our school year. TLE’s done great and has continually surprised me throughout this journey. If I could go back and give myself advice about what to expect, it would be this:

    Homeschooling is a commitment. Uh, duh? I knew that going in. Or at least, I thought ...
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  3. The Tweaking of the Student Calendar

    by , 04-30-2014 at 06:37 PM

    "Now that I’ve somewhat recovered from my wild hair vacation, I need to follow up on how our student led time organization project is going."
  4. Superman and Science Fiction Literature

    by , 04-24-2014 at 01:24 PM
    Superman will fly onto the big screen in “Batman vs. Superman” in 2015. But did you know that his first film debut was in 1948? Supplement your literature discussion and find out how America’s post-Depression climate led to the growth of science fiction: “From Menace to Messiah: The Prehistory of the Superman in Science Fiction Literature” was published in Discourse, which is included in the JPASS Collection.

    Thomas Andrae, “From Menace to Messiah: The Prehistory of the Superman in ...
  5. Our Writing Journey

    by , 04-21-2014 at 02:52 PM
    If you’ve been following my blog for some time now, I’m sure you’ve heard me grumble and mutter about the difficulty I’ve been having teaching my daughter to write well.

    What’s really depressing, to me, is that I love to write! I’ve been writing in a diary since I was nine years old, so to find myself having to fight my nearly eleven year old daughter to write has been quite frustrating.

    Click here to read more: Our Writing Journey | SecularSchooling
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