Blake McKnight: From Home School to Home Team
WMBD/WYZZ-TV – PEORIA, Ill. – Wearing Cardinal red is really a dream come true for pitcher Blake McKnight, who couldn't believe his home town team was scouting him the past two years. "Growing up in St Louis and being a Cardinal fan, that was amazing," …
Not Your Average Classroom
The third and last of a series about home schooling in northwest Missouri.
She pulled the chair closer so she could climb on the table. Her sister frowned at her as she crawled along the table, wrinkling the math papers along her way.
“Gabba, close your math book before Yvette eats it,” said Amber Galbraith, mother of the two girls.
Yvette and Gabba are not in a regular classroom. They are in their dining room. Yvette is 21 months old, her older sister is eight. Gabba is working on the daily school assignments her mother, Amber, has given her. Read more…
Part 2 of a series about home schooling in northwest Missouri.
Their schedule remains pretty much the same every day. They get up, eat breakfast, do chores and climb the steps to their attic room, where the school day begins.
“I like having school upstairs where we can ignore the world, although that’s hard at times,” Sue Darnell, who homeschools her children, said. “I have made it clear to my friends and neighbors that my full time job is teaching my children. I do not answer the phone or pay attention to what’s going on anywhere else in the world from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. That’s our school time.” Read more…
Homeschooling in Missouri
This is part one of a series about home schooling in northwest Missouri.
Parents have innumerable responsibilities. They provide for the temporal needs of their children. They provide for the emotional and spiritual needs of their children. They are also responsible to see that their children receive a good education. Read more…
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10-year-old Homeschooler making a difference
“We don’t typically have volunteers his age because they usually need a lot of parental supervision,” Shannyn Yalaoui, board member and financial coordinator with Columbia Second Chance, says of 10-year-old Dominic Stelzer. “It’s rare that we have such a young volunteer who can work without a parent being right there, but Dominic has thought of ways to contribute to Second Chance without needing parental or adult supervision.” Read more…