August 25, 2009
Homeschoolers have Style! Lots of it, in all kinds of flavors.
With the freedom homeschooling affords, comes individual style. We can afford to experiment, jump around, take a leisurely path through phonics, or whatever suits our family best.
Check out these styles!
ChristineMM of The Thinking Mother shares thoughts about unique classes taught by subject matter experts that homeschoolers can take advantage of in her article The Thinking Mother: Homeschool Filmmaking Class for My Kids This Fall.
If you’ve wondered why public schools don’t teach based on skill level instead of age, Susan Gaissert writes about how that may be changing in: Who is Leading When It Comes to Educational Innovations? posted at The Expanding Life.
Kaye presents Rainy Day + Chuck E. Cheese = Happy Grandkids & Grandparents! posted at SandwichINK.com. “Chuck E. Cheese can be a great “friend” to grandparents who help with their grandkids’ homeschooling programs!”
Make sure to check out these great art ideas: Julie Moses presents Follow the Yellow Brick Road- More Oz projects! posted at Kids Art Projects and Lessons at Ms. Julie’s Place. “Just a few projects to get us going somewhere over the rainbow!”
Annette Berlin presents 37 Ways To Share Crafts With Kids posted at Craft Stew. “If you love crafting, chances are good you want to share that love with your children. Here are some easy (and frugal) ways to help your child also develop an interest in crafting.”
Kathy presents her review of Andrew Peterson’s North! Or Be Eaten: The Wingfeather Saga Book 2: Homeschool Review posted at Homeschoolbuzz.com Reviews.
Amanda gives an in-depth look into the history of the atomic bombs dropped at the end of WWII in The Daily Planet » Blog Archive » The “Little Boy” Was Dropped posted at The Daily Planet.
Ruby shares her insight into using computers, the internet, and online learning to have a positive impact in schooling with one article at Freehold2 called “Internet as a Teaching Tool” and another titled “Online Learning Benefits” at School’s Out.
Lynda at The Adventures of A Princess and the Bear writes Bear’ Geography: “about our doing geography and learning the continents with literature and lapbooking. We are making an apple pie in this post, to go along with the book, How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World”
John shares thoughts along with the inspirational story of a Zac, a homeschool teen who sailed around the world alone. He writes Home School Encourages Independence In Learning and Life at Independent Learning and Home Schooling. He says, “Rather than isolating students, home school encourages students to develop independence in the way they handle the way they live and the way they learn.”
Scott Palat presents Parental Involvement Affects the Academic Success of Children posted at TutorFi.
Freestyle – a bit of everything
Susan Ryan presents Open Education – It’s the Learning that Counts posted at Corn and Oil. “There are many high quality, free learning resources available for homeschoolers, including MIT’s free online courses.”
Shelly presents Vintage Video – Jay Can Do It posted at Homemade Homeschoolers. “This episode of Vintage Video – Jay Can Do It – is part of the Homemade Homeschoolers Podcasts. The post includes thoughts about the difference between how non-homeschoolers define “socialization” and how we at Homemade Homeschoolers define it. We hope you enjoy!”
And if you haven’t settled into a homeschooling style yet, check out Choosyhomeschooler’s article PURLs of Wisdom Blog » Choosing a Teaching Style or Homeschooling Method posted at PURLs of Wisdom Blog.
And if you need some ideas to let your enjoyment and study of nature branch out into other science topics, check out Katie Glennon and her article: Using Nature Study to Study all Areas of Science posted at Katie’s Homeschool Cottage.
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