My family finished up last year’s homeschool two weeks ago. Saturday was the Family Fun Fair at church, and a week ago yesterday the kids and I started organising the house. I have all my homeschool paper work filed with the district, and two more weeks left of Summer while the books come in the mail and I gear up for next year. So tell me Summer isn’t almost over, mine just started!
Jimmie of Jimmie’s Collage wrote How to Get Back to Homeschool When You are Unmotivated. These are good things to say to yourself!
These days extended families aren’t just questioning if a parent can homeschool adequately through the older years, they question if a child can succeed without professional preschool. Oh brother, the Moore’s research on that fallacy goes back to the ’60s.
I should have found a photo of me on the computer surrounded by homeschool notification paperwork with a crinkle on my forehead. Actually, Massachusetts is not that bad, and now that I’m only filing what I have to, it’s really not that bad. Blondee’s Diary juxtaposes her paperwork with her kid’s true education (and lovely photos) at IHIP’s and My Hopes.
In Florida, every homeschooler has to have a portfolio! Evaluation Station Blog will show you how to make sure yours will be ready for that end of year evaluation AND how keeping a portfolio can actually help EVERYONE have a better homeschool year, with “Portfolios… Practically Perfect in Every Way!”
Sending in your brief educational outline in Ohio? My domestic Church has some suggestion in Ohio Homeschoolers – Get Ready to Notify the School District.
“Regardless of how you education your children (public, private, homeschool), the system of college application is very screwed up.”
How Confident is Your Child at Maths? Take the Quiz! from http://www.mathsinsider.com/. I gave this quiz to M and had him pretend he took a co-op math class so that he knew how to answer the questions about his classroom participation. The quiz is fun, but it assumes the student is learning in a classroom.
Siobhan the Curious of Classroom as Microcosm offers this review of Word Jars and Grocery Lists: “Your Child’s Writing Life” by Pam Allyn
When do our attempts as parents actually hinder our children’s explorations of writing? (This fill in the blanks nature notebook never got much further than this photo.)
KATIE’S HOMESCHOOL COTTAGE found an article about the benefits of narration for cementing long term learning in Learning Retention with Notebooking and ABC books.
It’s rewarding to get your own family working together. And satisfaction for leaders who help families to co-op together. Everything Home with Carol writes about Choosing or Organising a Homeschool Co-op.
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