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    by Published on 10-30-2013 11:26 PM
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    Well, we are 2-3 months into everyone's school year so far!
    I am sure everyone is curious to see how other's school year is going so far!! I know I am!
    Our school year is going pretty good so far! I won't lie, this high school stuff is hard core and making sure these 2 boys of mine stay on track is some days a PITB but I do it!
    Mom and teacher combined is not always a fun job and separating the 2 are hard!!
    We have been rolling along smoothly for the most part. Math gave us a hiccup last week and we have stalled on it until I can get to teacher store this weekend and pick up some hands-on workbooks to better understand what we are doing!!!
    Last year, it was a daily battle to get these 2 to do their work. This year, Mom laid down the law from the beginning and said you have weekly assignments. I don't care if you do them all daily but by Thursday they better be done. I mark every Monday morning, what they "should" do daily and while I hover during the day.... they are also responsible for their own actions! Somehow this is working! They get ahead some days, wait on others when they have issues but ALL work has been done by end of school day on Thursdays! ...
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    Kyoiku Dojinsha's Mathematics Workbook Series



    Review from member AnonyMs
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    These workbooks are used by the Japanese public school system. They are used as homework ...
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    Used IiA to study chemistry in 6th and 7th grade. Very easy to implement curriculum that includes a complete materials ...
    by Published on 10-23-2013 10:56 PM

    Basically, in 1 week is Halloween.
    Now, Halloween is technically one of those religious holidays(Christian, Celtic, Pagan, etc.) and YES, I know this is a secular group BUT there are also those that just like the Halloween concept.
    Here is definition of Halloween on Wikipedia:

    Halloween or Hallowe'en; a contraction of "All Hallows Evening"), also known as All Hallows' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast ofAll Hallows(or All Saints) and the day initiating the triduum of Hallowmas, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers.
    According to many scholars, All Hallows' Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, and festivals of the dead with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.
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    by Published on 10-23-2013 08:26 PM
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    I did a fun experiment this evening. I googled the word "worldview" and then filtered my search to web appearances in just the past 24 hours. And then I collated the data. Holy cow, how I do LOVE collating data!! Anyway, here's what I discovered...

    Out of the most recent 100 mentions of "worldview" online, 89 of those references were religious. (And since 7 more had to do with Pokemon, I'm not sure I shouldn't count those as well ) But 85 of the 89 specifically clarified the term to either "Christian worldview" or "biblical worldview."

    If you run in faith-based homeschooling circles, you will often hear one of those phrases thrown around as a key reason behind the choice to home-educate. The iHomeschoolNetwork, for example, is hosting a Google Hangout today called "Teaching Worldview to Your Children." And they specify that the hangout is from a Christian perspective.

    But, I'm definitely not convinced that religious homeschoolers have the market on teaching worldview. I'm not even sure how the term became so closely aligned with religion in recent years. According to my beloved Google-data, worldview simply implies "a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world." Which means EVERYONE has a worldview. And if you have children, then you are OBVIOUSLY imparting that worldview to your children.

    I guess the question comes down to HOW that worldview is shared. I'm assuming parents - - secular or Christian - - ...
    by Published on 10-16-2013 11:16 PM
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    So, in my home....not only am I the main teaching parent but I also have a full-time job!I run a childcare out of my home Monday through Thursday, from 8am-6pm with 3 kiddos daily between the ages of 2-4. I homeschool my 2 teen boys as well. I am slightly insane!LOL
    Monday through Thursday we do school. They use Time4Learning High School level and are able to do most of it with mild supervision. Their rule is to save Math and English until naptime when the kids are down and I am better able to answer any questions they might have.
    Friday I am off, as is their Dad and while we do not do homeschool per say, we do have homeschool activities to attend such as PE, Airsoft once a month and or group get-togethers with their friends!
    So.... does the main teaching parent in your homeschool work? At home or outside of the home?
    Click here to tell us!
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