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    by Published on 05-17-2016 08:40 AM
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    Teaching science is one of the hardest subjects for most homeschoolers for many reasons, one of which is that the parent feels inadequately prepared to teach science because it was so hard and/or boring when they took science in school. This is exactly why I hate teaching English/grammar/Literature and unfortunately my hatred for writing has rubbed off on my oldest. But you are not too old to learn science along with your children, and with the resources available on the internet, particularly youtube, it can be very entertaining. When people ask me if I feel like Iím wasting my degree in physics staying at home with the kids, I say NO! Iím still learning, in my first year of homeschooling alone, I learned more history than I ever learned in school. Iíve also learned Japanese, some basic piano (before my child shot past me on the learning curve), and a whole lot of science which I did not know 10 years ago.


    Even though I have a degree in physics, that does not mean Iím equally comfortable teaching biology, earth science or chemistry. So last year when I taught high school biology using a college textbook, I was basically one week ahead of the kids. I had never had biology in college and my high school biology class??? I guess I had one but I have absolutely no memories of it. So I was learning as I went and youtube was my hero. The text we used was really good and I understood most of what I read, but it was nice to go to Youtube and watch Hank Green, the Amoeba sisters or Khan Academy explain the concepts as well, not to mention its more fun to watch Crash Course than to read a textbook. Youtube is also a gold mine when looking for labs, especially labs you canít or donít want to do in your kitchen. We actually did quite a bit of dissecting in our biology class and I would watch ...
    by Published on 05-04-2016 09:48 AM
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    When I was a little girl, I overheard a conversation between my mom (who had two children) and our neighbor (who had three). The neighbor mentioned that, for her, parenting was new and exciting when she had one child and manageable when she had two. When she added the third, she felt outnumbered! If she and her husband went out, there were only two of them to wrangle three children. If she went out alone, she only had two hands.

    As a working, homeschooling mom of six children (single for the past five years), there's no doubt that I'm outnumbered. I've learned a few survival skills along the way.

    Rallying the Troops: Nope, I don't play Reveille at 6 AM (although I've been tempted). Hot cocoa is more my style (and I never learned to play a trumpet). No one in our house wants breakfast first thing in the morning, but I've found the smell of Mom's homemade hot cocoa can entice sleepyheads from their beds, especially if they know all they need to do is throw on their robes, grab a cup, and lounge around the living room, listening to a read-aloud. My
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    by Published on 04-25-2016 01:46 PM
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    Five years ago I began a homeschool journey for my two children while working full time in early intervention. I have also taught in special education, trained teachers and day care providers and developed curriculum for special group activities. Since joining the homeschool community I have found many friends, some of whom are educating their children with special needs. Common concerns I have heard from friends and from responses in this group were ďHow do I find/adapt/teach my child who learns differently?Ē and ďHow do I have time to give everyone the attention they need, not just my child with special needs?Ē. I also received some responses from this group asking about ways to support executive function and identify when and how to use early intervention. These are such big topics individually, especially because all children are unique in their needs and learning styles.

    In thinking about this topic I considered families I know and my own background, having a parent with a disability. There are academic needs, social emotional needs, physical needs and family needs to take into consideration. While there is sometimes overlap, often the ways they are met is very individual. Some families respond well to ...
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