• Home RSS Feed

    by Published on 11-20-2013 10:11 PM
    poll-icon-jpg

    So, we are a few months into the school year for most of us!
    That means we have had a chance to see how things are working or not working and change up any curriculum that is NOT working for us!
    At our house we are using Time4Learning High School for both the boys plus addition of a Latin for younger son and a Video Game Design for older son. We have been at this for 2 months and so far, so good. Little hiccup with Math. Not T4L's fault! We hit a snag and stopped for a few weeks to figure out how to do that geometry. We are now back on track. Thank goodness!
    Over the past years, we have gone as far as to change out everything by the time we get to Christmas break! I do not miss that! It was a BAD year!
    I am SO thankful that this year we have not had to do that!
    As it is, I got a great teen cookbook so we can start our Home Ec classes come January 2014 so I am adding MORE to our homeschool day!! LOVE IT!
    So, have you had to change out any subject curriculum so far this school year? Tell us which one in the poll and then why in the comments!! You never know when your feedback might help another member with their curriculum!
    Click here to tell us! ...
    Published on 11-19-2013 07:30 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Curriculum,
    3. Homeschooling with Technology
    kc-bwd_med-jpg

    By Chris Yust, Homeschool Programming, Inc.
    November, 2013


    In this digital age, you may find your children spending quite a bit of time on the Internet. They may be working in online classes, researching topics for papers, updating their Facebook and Twitter pages, or just surfing the web. Regardless of what your children enjoy doing online, chances are they have shown some interest in creating their own websites. Fortunately, basic website design is something that just about anyone can learn with no expensive software!

    Getting Started
    When you view a website, you are using a piece of software called a web browser. The most common web browsers on the market today are Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. These browsers all speak a common “language” called HTML. HTML code is mixed in with the main content of the web page to add color, style, images, and many other fancy features. While HTML may seem mysterious at first, the language itself is something that can be easily learned and understood by computer-literate children.

    Tools of the Trade
    Great, your eager students are ready to learn HTML. What do they need? A big fancy computer? Special software? Nope! Simple web pages can be created in any text editor program that comes already installed on your computer, like Windows Notepad or Mac’s TextEdit. This means that all you need is a personal computer, some basic computer skills and your imagination! You don’t need to set up a web server or install new software.

    Writing the Code
    So now you that have your text editor program open and you’re staring at a blank screen, what next? HTML code is just a series of “elements” that tell the browser how to display your web page. There are three elements usually included in your file. First, the “” element tells the browser that you are starting your HTML code, so the opening tag should be the first line in your file. At the very end of your file, you will “close” the element with the tag .
    HTML Code:
    <html>
    </html>
    In between these “html” tags go ...
    by Published on 11-15-2013 11:01 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Secular Homeschooling,
    3. General Homeschooling,
    4. In Other Words,
    5. Parenting
    Article Preview

    I see so many people on Facebook posting their daily things they are thankful for because November is Thankful Month. I am not sure I could remember, much less sit down and come up with 30 things that I am thankful for. I know I am thankful for many things and I am sure that number is more than 30 but to be put on the spot and have to remind myself daily to do it... yeah, not happening. If you can do this, great!


    So, instead I am posting here! What are you SHS members thankful for?



    • I am thankful for the ability to HOMESCHOOL! Both legally and mentally! It has changed my boys lives and my life for the better. I get to spend quality time with my boys, let them learn to their ability and enjoy almost every minute of it.
    • I am thankful for my boys! They are TERRIFIC kids! They are the best teenagers I have known and when I see, read or hear about friends or families kids and their issues... I am just even more thankful for my kids! They are polite, they consider others, they are inquisitive, they love each other and their parents, they love animals and they love learning. Which makes my job as their teacher that much easier!!
    ...
    by Published on 11-13-2013 10:31 PM
    poll-icon-jpg

    So,religious or not.... the next 7 weeks brings on the holiday season! Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years and any other holidays all will happen.
    We are not a religious family but we do celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas plus my son turns 17 during that time too. So busy weeks ahead!
    We stop our schoolwork for the week of Thanksgiving. That is our major family holiday away from home. We head to the Grandparents for Wednesday through Saturday and do Thanksgiving, Christmas tree hunting, and Christmas with that side during those few days.
    Then back to work for a few weeks and off again for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year's. Rule in our family since we started homeschooling was you get the week of your birthday off. So, since my older son was born on New Year's Eve and my younger son was born around Memorial Day weekend..... it works out well to take our breaks then!
    So, that means between now and then we buckle down and get it done so we can start off the New Year great!!!
    Do you take breaks from school over the holiday season?
    Click here to tell us!!! ...
    by Published on 11-09-2013 10:15 PM
    pizap-com10-55137296952307221384054137499-jpg

    Thank you to SHS member Kethra, for allowing us to reprint this from your blog! Here is a little bit about Kethra!!
    Heyla, I'm Kazia aka Kethra. I’m a 31-year-old wife, mother, and now homeschool teacher of a precocious geek-in-training daughter. I’m a geek to the core, spending my “free time” playing fantasy MMOs and devouring most any and all fantasy and sci-fi books. I love all things Doctor Who, Supernatural, Firefly/Serenity, Star Trek, Star Wars, Princess Bride, etc. My little family lives in Houston, TX, and we enjoy going to Renaissance faires, sci-fi and comic conventions, and doing generally anything geeky together and you can find more on her blog here, Geeky Homeschool!!

    Adventures Begin: Geek teaching mini-geek!

    My husband and I have made the plunge and committed to homeschooling our daughter, age 7. She went to public school on October 24th not knowing it would be her last day of public school for a while, if ever.
    Our initial plan was to start in January at the beginning of the “semester” which would be more of a natural cutoff/start-time. The more I researched and thought about it though, after committing to homeschooling, it’s really not about starts and stops in the concrete sense anymore. I might not have all my curricula yet (we’re waiting for mid-Nov for the big buys), but we had already decided upon using Time4Learning.com (T4L) as a supplement, so we’re going to start with it for some review of what she’s learned so far in 2nd grade. Why wait?
    ...

    Page 111 of 225 FirstFirst ... 11 61 101 109 110 111 112 113 121 161 211 ... LastLast
  • Educational Sponsors

  • Meet Kat ~ Site Admin

    Katrina Taylor
  • Secular News!

  • Become a Facebook Fan

  • Recent Forum Posts

    inmom

    AP Computer Sci course--FREE- starts Sept 3

    Purdue University, with edX, is offering a FREE AP Computer Science course. See the link for more details. Sign up soon if interested, as it starts on Sept. 3!
    ...

    inmom Today, 11:32 AM Go to last post
    inmom

    That's terrific. I've always believed teaching...

    That's terrific. I've always believed teaching is 50% content knowledge, 50% passion for your subject and for the kids.

    inmom Yesterday, 05:26 PM Go to last post
    Colorado Mom

    I think it was just his energy and positive vibe....

    I think it was just his energy and positive vibe. He also teaches the high school film class teacher and I watched last years final project... he is just great with kids. You can see he loves what he...

    Colorado Mom Yesterday, 08:48 AM Go to last post
    NZ_Mama

    Oh and we saw the movie Dilili in Paris recently....

    Oh and we saw the movie Dilili in Paris recently. It was really amazing and I highly recommend it if you get a chance to watch it. It does get rather dark and creepy nearer the end but it has a good...

    NZ_Mama Yesterday, 12:34 AM Go to last post
    NZ_Mama

    Thanks all for your different views on it. It...

    Thanks all for your different views on it. It really helped. I put in the application so will see how it goes. She will still need to do a selection workshop. Then based on the application and...

    NZ_Mama Yesterday, 12:29 AM Go to last post
  • Educational Sponsors

About us

SecularHomeschool.com was created to provide information, resources, and a place to share and connect with secular homeschoolers across the world. Secularhomeschool.com aims to be your one-stop shop for all things homeschool! We will be highlighting information about wonderful secular homeschool resources, and keeping you up to date with what is going on in the world of secular homeschooling. But that is only the beginning. SHS is your playground. A place to share the things that are important to you. A place to create and join groups that share your interests. A place to give and get advice. There are no limits to what you can do at Secular Homeschool, so join today and help build the community you have always wanted.

SecularHomeschool.com is a community and information source where secular homeschoolers ARE the majority. It is the home for non-religious homeschoolers, eclectic homeschoolers, freethinking homeschoolers AND anyone interested in homeschooling irrespective of religion. This site is an INCLUSIVE community that recognizes that homeschoolers choose secular homeschool materials and resources for a variety of reasons and to accomplish a variety of personal and educational goals. Although SecularHomeschool.com, and its members, have worked hard to compile a comprehensive directory of secular curricula, it does not attest that all materials advertised on our site, in our newsletters, or on our social media profiles are 100% secular. Rather, SecularHomeschool.com respects the aptitude of each individual homeschool parent to fully research any curriculum before acquiring it, to ensure that it holistically meets the educational, personal, and philosophical goals of each homeschooler.

Join us