Monthly Archives: January 2014

Unschooling Rules by Clark Aldrich – Rules 1-5

Are you thinking of unschooling? Do you wonder WHAT it is? There is a great book “Unschooling Rules” by Clark Aldrich that lists “55 ways to Unlearn What We Know About Schools and Rediscover Education.” Even if you are not … Continue reading

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So THAT is What One-Half Means!

Epiphanies can strike at odd moments. Like the other day as we are driving home after two cleanings. “I’m soooo tired!” Emily said from the back seat. She was tired? I was the one getting sick and just having finished … Continue reading

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I’m STUPID, I Can’t Do It

My mother was raised being told she was stupid. I was raised being told I was smart. It is my opinion that we were both misinformed. The other day, my daughter, struggling to write a lowercase ‘a’, threw the pen … Continue reading

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Eclectic Homeschooling at its Best – Peace Quest is Starting!

Homeschooling, or unschooling, is not a solitary and isolated activity. Far from it. In fact, I would posit that many homeschoolers are MORE involved in their community than children who attend private or public schools. If only because they tend … Continue reading

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Raising Her Hand is NOT a Requirement for Adulthood

A few years ago, while on a tour of the Grand Canyon Caverns in Arizona, my homeschooled daughter did something rather unusual. She raised her hand in order to get the guide’s attention and ask a question. For someone who … Continue reading

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Eclectic Homeschooling at its Best – It’s Time for L.E.A.R.N.!

Homeschooling, or unschooling, is not a solitary and isolated activity. Far from it. In fact, I would posit that many homeschoolers are MORE involved in their community than children who attend private or public schools. If only because they tend … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of An Unschooler – Teaching Language Arts – Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign

Our progress with reading is moving right along and I can’t help but be over the moon excited. My daughter is finally learning to read, an act that has given me peace, filled my days, and entertained me more than … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of An Unschooler – Teaching Language Arts – Other Word Games

Our progress with reading is moving right along and I can’t help but be over the moon excited. My daughter is finally learning to read, an act that has given me peace, filled my days, and entertained me more than … Continue reading

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Teaching Language Arts – Reading Out Loud

Our progress with reading is moving right along and I can’t help but be over the moon excited. My daughter is finally learning to read, an act that has given me peace, filled my days, and entertained me more than … Continue reading

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Juggling Priorities – Homeschool

I’m feeling good these days, although when I really get into the swing of things I feel like a world-class juggler. So after some serious down time over the holidays – and fighting off depression – I emerged with some … Continue reading

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