Surfin’ USA While Homeschooling

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Surfin’ USA While Homeschooling

Apparently homeschooled surfers are showing up in waves. Surfing Magazine posted a rolling dialogue on the subject: Dueling Keyboards: Homeschool As hundreds of thousands of adolescent students are settling into the first few weeks of the 2013-2014 school year, others kids run rampant in the streets. They eat lunch when they want to eat lunch, study […]

Surfin’ USA While Homeschooling

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Saturday Review of Books: September 28, 2013

Blog Buzz: Saturday Review of Books: September 28, 2013 via Semicolon
“Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books—even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.” ~William Ewart Gladstone Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book review on your […]
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Happy Math Storytelling Day

Blog Buzz: Happy Math Storytelling Day via Let’s Play Math!
Feature photo (above) by L. Marie. Math comic by davidd. Both via flickr (CC BY 2.0). Hooray for September 25th — it’s Math Storytelling Day! Celebrate Math Storytelling Day by making up and sharing math stories. Everyone loves a story, so this is a great way to motivate your children to play around with math. […]
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A lunch conversation on homeschooling

Blog Buzz: A lunch conversation on homeschooling via Why Homeschool

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When Your Son Is A Reluctant Writer

Blog Buzz: When Your Son Is A Reluctant Writer via Raising Real Men
Can you imagine your reluctant writer winning a statewide essay contest? It happens! It happened to one of ours, much to our (and his) amazement. We all had to learn a few things about writing first, though. Handwriting and writing are not the same thing! Our son was convinced he couldn’t write because handwriting and…
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Kids innovate when you leave them alone

Blog Buzz: Kids innovate when you leave them alone via Penelope Trunk Homeschooling I was with my kids at Build-A-Bear, engulfed by toy-marketing genius, when I misplaced my iPhone and left the store without it. My mom called to tell me. I lose my iPhone all the time, and no matter where I lose it, people search the contacts for Mom and call her. Such a wide range… Read more at Penelope Trunk Homeschooling…

A2Z Home’s Cool Gets a New Look

Blog Buzz: A2Z Home’s Cool Gets a New Look via About.com Homeschooling

A2Z Homes CoolAnn Zeise has long been one of the homeschooling community’s best resources. Her site, A2Z Home’s Cool, is a collection of links to any topic you can imagine, from field trips to special needs. She has recommendations for any topic you or your child might want to cover. Her essays and articles are filled with sound homeschooling advice. And her section on homeschooling laws and regulations is constantly updated.

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Reasons to Homeschool – Jab in the Eye with a Sharp Stick

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Reasons to Homeschool – Jab in the Eye with a Sharp Stick

Regarding children being abused by trusted adults in the school, some Michigan parents are making a statement about the safety of their children.  They are exiting the building in droves.  The school is receiving a vote of no confidence. On July 10, former Rose City Middle School teacher and former Michigan Education Association President Neal […]

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I knew I needed to investigate homeschooling when…

Blog Buzz: I knew I needed to investigate homeschooling when… via Penelope Trunk Homeschooling
The bus ride to school would be an hour each way, with kids up to five grades older than my sons. Unsupervised by anyone but the driver. So I decided to drive my kids to school. School drop-off and pickup was so chaotic and time consuming that I hired someone to do it. The principal…
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Back to School – Five Tips for Making it Real!

Blog Buzz: Back to School – Five Tips for Making it Real! via momSCHOOL
Yep, so here we go… back to school… In some ways, it is thoroughly refreshing, yet in others it’s like a huge heavy wave washing over me! (Ugh, washing – reminds me I have about 4 loads backed up as I write…) So, in reality that wave might be the huge landfill of clothing that […]
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Making the Most of Your Homeschool Days

Blog Buzz: Making the Most of Your Homeschool Days via Online Education For Kids
I enjoy being at home with my children, yet there are days that I feel more like a referee than a mother. Do you ever feel like that? I really hate feeling that way, and have recently been trying to find ways to keep my children from fighting and focused on their homeschooling and other […]
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Imperfect Spiral by Debbie Levy

Blog Buzz: Imperfect Spiral by Debbie Levy via Semicolon
The marketing blurb on the back of this YA novel says “for fans of Jodi Piccoult”, but since I’ve been underwhelmed by the Jodi Piccoult novels I’ve tried, that’s not much of a recommendation. I would say that Imperfect Spiral is much better than a lot of YA novels and transcends the “problem novel” genre. […]
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Mothering through hurt.

Blog Buzz: Mothering through hurt. via My Domestic Church

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No money for Curriculum ?

Blog Buzz: No money for Curriculum ? via Homeschool Chicks

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Amy Welborn on why homeschooling continues to grow

Blog Buzz: Amy Welborn on why homeschooling continues to grow via Why Homeschool

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When teachers teach the Constitution they get fired

Blog Buzz: When teachers teach the Constitution they get fired via Why Homeschool

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WOW – Multiplication! An Open Online Course for Parents and Teachers

Blog Buzz: WOW – Multiplication! An Open Online Course for Parents and Teachers via Let’s Play Math!
Once again, the authors of Moebius Noodles are teaming up to offer a free course for families, math clubs, playgroups, and others who want to explore adventurous mathematics with kids of any age. This short course will last only two … Continue reading
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Logic: Having a Brainstorm

Blog Buzz: Logic: Having a Brainstorm via Trivium Pursuit
by Hans Bluedorn Brainstorming is a process creative people use to invent an idea, find a solution to a problem, or answer a question. We are brainstorming whenever we spend time generating lots and lots of ideas that might help us solve a problem. Brainstorming is a useful thinking tool. It can be used by […]
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Sample Chapter from Let’s Play Math Book

Blog Buzz: Sample Chapter from Let’s Play Math Book via Let’s Play Math!
As I’ve been working on the layout for the paperback edition of Let’s Play Math: How Homeschooling Families Can Learn Math Together, and Enjoy It!, I thought, “Why not post an excerpt?” So here is the introduction and first chapter, … Continue reading
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What Did Ever Happen to Penny Candy?

Blog Buzz: What Did Ever Happen to Penny Candy? via davisfnp
If you are a baby boomer like me, do you remember walking to the corner store by yourself  and getting a ton of candy for just fifty cents? Bottle-caps, candy buttons, bubble gum cigars, sugar daddy’s, and waxy big lips. Fun. … Continue reading
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