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Today, October 11th 2017

This morning Noah and I set off to see our friends who also home ed- on our car journey we kept the radio off and talked- Noah talked me through details of sheep and why farmers keep them and if they kill them and why they have colours on them and how through the production line they are skinned and chopped into pieces and packaged. 308 more words

When Did I Become the Mother of a College Student?

Becoming a parent was an adventurous adjustment. We quickly followed the first with several children. It was surreal to start teaching elementary school. When not a single child was in preschool, I was overcome with the notion I would never again have babies. 539 more words

Homeschool

Free Printable Worksheet: Under the Sea Maze by Education.com

Children love scribbling and writing especially once they discover crayons, pencils or pens. So giving them activities that will encourage them to use these can greatly benefit them too in terms of their creativity and motor skills. 95 more words

Homeschooling

The Self-Esteem Habit for Teens by Lisa M Schab

As with so many teens, my 14 year at times grapples with self esteem issues. I asked her to read and write a review of the book, with her thoughts of what was and wasn’t effective for her. 270 more words

Book Reviews

Going over to the other side

I’d be really interested to know your experiences of dealing with Local Authority representatives who contact you with regard to your home education.

I was wondering if the relationships between us – us as home schooling families and them being part of the system – had changed? 433 more words

Neurological Reorganization, Week 1

I wanted to share an update on our progress with our neurological reorganization (NR) program. We did our evaluation on 9/28, but we are only three days “officially” into implementing it, and let me say it’s not for the faint of heart! 264 more words

Education

still life painting

still life painting
outside my window
autumn quiet

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poetry