Latter-day Learning

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Coming up with a curriculum for each school year can seem like a daunting task.  There are so many choices for each subject and there are always going to be those that just don’t work for your family, which is a bummer when you spend the money for something you won’t use.  It’s my least favorite part of the year. 

This year we started with a new curriculum called Latter-day Learning (this first link will take you to the main page for Latter-day Learning… no affiliate link).  Before I tell you how much we love it what we think of it, let me tell you a little bit about it.  This is a curriculum designed to be used for ages 4-12 as a group (family) setting.  That is why they refer to it as The Family School!  You can get the printed version or the digital version and print it all out yourself (that’s the way I do it.)
Homeschool Complete Curriculum
It’s a 6 year rotation and I believe they have 2 years available for purchase right now.  Latter-day Learning encompasses ALL subjects except math and language arts.  When I say ‘ALL’ I mean:  history, literature, science, geography, art, and music.  That is amazing!  Also, each lesson is tied to a gospel principle to help them understand it in a way that Heavenly Father would want them to understand it with an eternal perspective. 

Most homeschoolers that I know, including myself, try to have all their kids learning together as much as possible.  It’s not hard to have them all learning the same things in the subjects covered with Latter-day Learning.  The trick is getting each child to learn on their own level while in the group setting and it can be done!  Math and language arts, however, would be difficult.  You can’t teach a 12 year old and a 4-year-old the same language arts or math concepts.  If said 12 year old is learning pre-algebra for instance, the 4-year-old may get left behind.  Unless you have a genius 4-year-old.  In that case… have a ball!  ;)

Now I’m getting anxious to just say this:

We LOVE it! 

When I first started homeschooling I didn’t think I wanted it to be about religion at all.  School was school… secular only.  That was my mindset because that’s what I knew.  My mind quickly changed when I realized I wanted my kids to have spiritual growth as well.  And not only in addition to the secular but the spiritual became MORE important!
Homeschool Complete Curriculum
 

Since starting school again myself last month I’ve come to realize how much I depend on my spiritual knowledge to gain a clearer understanding of the secular knowledge. 

Age wise, I have to say that my 5 year old is not quite ready for this.  He has a learning style unique to him that I haven’t quite figured out yet.  He’s an interesting case, that C.  So, he will participate in the parts that look and sound fun to him but that happens probably less than 10% of the time.  All of my girls are actively engaged in this curriculum always!  They absolutely adore the lessons and I am so impressed at how much I am learning myself.  The lessons are very thorough and even though they say up to age 12, I find that they are easily adaptable for older kids as well. 

Miss K has been able to choose from several different types of essays to write.  I love that they give examples of each type of essay and a run down of how it would be graded.  K did a Five Senses essay about her dance studio.  That was fun!  In fact, reading over the different types of papers and essays has helped ME in my writing for my own classes. 

I think the favorite overall subject so far has been Literature.  Fairy Tales are up first in Year 1.  Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned fairy tale? 

If you are wondering if this curriculum might be a good fit for your homeschool you can take a gander at their sample lessons. 

There will be follow up posts in the coming weeks and months just to update you on our progress of this curriculum and how we are doing with it. 

This has truly been a blessing to my family.  Everything is laid out for me.  I don’t have to do much prep work at all other than making sure I have everything ready and reading each lesson ahead of time to make sure I understand what is being taught.  I don’t think I can ever go back… this program is everything I have ever wanted for my family and more.  And it is so easy to adapt it for different ages and comprehensions.  My two oldest girls take notes during the lesson while my youngest daughter is just present, listening.  Sometimes she will draw a picture of what is being talked about.  The application activities are geared toward both younger and older children.  I usually assign my oldest the activity for ‘older children’ and my youngest the one for ‘younger children’.  Miss A is stuck somewhere in the middle so I often let her choose whichever one sounds more appealing to her.  About 50% of the time she chooses the older activity. 

So, now that you know how much we love Latter-day Learning, what questions do you have?  Is there anything you want to know?  Anything I didn’t cover? 

 

 

 

 

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Freddy the Frogcaster–Book Review

Freddy

{Click image to see where you can buy this book.}

Sally Croaker is the weather forecaster.  Freddy has adored Sally’s forecasting ways since he was just a tadpole.  He is also very good at forecasting the weather… just not on TV. 

But what happens when Miss Sally goes on maternity leave?  Enter the popular Polly Woggins (love the names in this book)!  But with her inaccurate forecasts how will the Mayor know if he’ll be able to hold his Leapfrog Picnic? 

Can Freddy give him an accurate forecast?

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This book is darling!  My little boys and Miss H really liked it.  And it got them all wanting to learn more about weather and how it is forecasted.  The book is also chock full of fun weather vocabulary which we will define, in our homeschool, when we do our weather unit coming up.  ;)  

Books like this are always welcome in our homeschool library.  The storyline was fun and fresh and the characters were memorable. 

**I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.  I was not required to give a positive review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.**

 

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Our 2013-2014 Curriculum

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This post has been a looong time coming.  WHEW!  Finally! 

I should have had this up during the summer but for the life of me I didn’t know what I was going to do for certain subjects.  One of the many reasons
I love homeschooling… so many options!

When my girls were very young and we decided to homeschool, we chose to allow them a lot of play.  If they showed an interest in something we would absolutely take the time to learn about it.  It was scary, I admit.  I wasn’t positive that that the day would come when they would come to me and ask for more.  More studying?  Who wants that?  I was told the day would come.  “Trust the process.”

It came earlier for some than others but guess what… it came! 

My girls are now asking for more.  Especially Miss K.  She is so ready to start the scholar phase.  To be honest, I think she was ready long ago.  I feel that she is slightly resentful of our first few homeschooling years because she was ready long before I was ready to let her be. 

You’ll notice in her schedule that she has a lot more than the other girls.  

Remember, we homeschool.  That is very different than school at home.  We aren’t trying to get through any certain book as fast as we can in order to take an end of year test or make sure they are right on track with their peers.  Instead we move at a pace that is comfortable for each child and make sure they grasp each concept before moving on.  That could mean they fly through a subject’s book in a month or it could mean we’re working on it for 2 years.  It could also mean we decide to toss something out that just isn’t working for us.  It happens!

School for us includes real life.  Living is learning, believe it or not! 

So, without further ado…. Here is our MAIN curriculum!  LIFEThe one that we center everything else around. 

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And secondly… The Family School! 

Homeschool Complete Curriculum

The one we do all together.  The boys aren’t quite ready for this one but little C participates when we are doing something that looks fun and interesting to him.  

This is from Latter-Day Learning.  It is an LDS curriculum that is pretty much all-inclusive.  It covers History, Geography, Literature, Science, Art and Music.  The only things you really need to add are Math and Language Arts.  The reason they aren’t included is because this curriculum is designed to include children from ages 4-12.  Math and LA are level based which would make it hard to incorporate with such a wide variety of ages.  I love that it incorporates both spiritual and secular together.  Each lesson is based on a Gospel Principle. 

I will tell you right now that we are absolutely LOVING it so far.  But I’m not going to go into too much detail right now.  There is a more in depth review of this curriculum in the works.  Stay tuned…

Miss K’s curriculum:

Math – Life of Fred (Fractions, Decimals and Percents)

Language Arts – The Giggly Guide to Grammar (I would link you to the Amazon page for this item but it doesn’t come with the parent CD on Amazon.  Find it somewhere else for the better deal :) )

Tech Class – Mobile Apps for Beginners

Religion – Discover the Book of Mormon Grades 4-7  A more in depth review of this coming up as well. 

Drawing – ARTistic Pursuits, Elementary 4-5 Book One  Again… an in depth review coming shortly.

This is what I love about homeschooling.  Miss K is so interested in learning more about the Book of Mormon and she wants to be an artist.  We are able to customize her education to those interests and dreams.  I don’t have A or H doing drawing because they haven’t shown the interest in it like K has.  Miss A is starting to show an interest.  Take a look at her curriculum and you’ll notice in her choice of Tech classes.

 

Miss A’s curriculum:

Math – Life of Fred (Elementary Series)

Language Arts – informal lessons by Mom :)

Tech Class – Drawing, Sculpting, and Animation Foundations

Miss A really wants to focus on having beautiful handwriting this year so that is one of the things we will be working on.  She would also like to learn cursive.

 

Miss H’s curriculum:

Math – Life of Fred (Elementary Series)

Language Arts – informal lessons by Mom

Tech Class – Engineering Foundations

Miss H didn’t really have anything extra she wanted to work on.  I am perfectly fine with that! 

 

The Boys curriculum:

This year for the boys we are going to focus on the letter sounds and numbers.  For B we will also focus on shapes and colors as he has not mastered them yet.  We will also do a lot of little projects to keep them busy while the girls are working. 

 

In addition to everything already mentioned, we plan on continuing with Nature Study.  This is something that I believe comes pretty naturally to kids anyway so it’s not hard.  They love exploring the outdoors.  Finding bugs and spotting birds are favorite pastimes for my kids. 

We are having so much fun already this year.  I just know it’s going to be our best homeschool year yet!  We’re off to a great start.  How about you? 

Not sure how this box got here and I can’t get it to go away.  So, I thought I’d write in it.  Hi!  ;)

 

 

 

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Homeschool Through the Summer (Even if you don’t homeschool!)

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{{In case you are wondering… YES!  They are all this excited about summer school!  ;) }}

As a kid I remember always looking forward to Summer because it meant no more homework and no more teachers!  It meant playing all day long with friends from sun up to sun down, ice cream trucks and popsicles, mud pies and bike rides.

By the time school would start again in the fall I had forgotten so much!  I distinctly remember one particular incident where I could not, for the life of me, figure out how to do a subtraction problem where the top number was smaller than the bottom number.  If I remember correctly, it was the beginning of second grade.  We had learned, the year before, how to borrow from the neighbor to the left but… I hadn’t borrowed from a neighbor for nearly 3 months! 

I sat on the couch with my first homework assignment of the year (math) and I remember laughing out loud when the question was 35 – 8 = …

Because 5 – 8 = 0… THREE TIMES!! 

How was that even possible?  I laughed as I walked my homework over to my mom who reminded me to ‘borrow’. 

Good times, good times.

My kids aren’t so lucky.  They don’t take an entire 3 month hiatus.  We school year round because we take breaks whenever we feel a burn out coming on.  Sometimes one kid is breaking while the others are still chugging along.  Or we break on some subjects but not others.  That’s the beauty of homeschooling!

This summer is going to be so much fun!  I had a friend in my ward call up and ask if we would be interested in forming a small group of kids for a book club. 

HECK YEAH!! 

Three of us and our kids met up to discuss the details and set it all up.  We decided ages 8-12 would be perfect!  However, there is another mom that has a 6 year old that wanted to do it as well, and one of the moms at the meeting also has a 6 year old so it was decided that we could do two separate book clubs.  The two little ones along with H because even though H will be eight next month, she is still not quite ready for the bigger books on the docket for the older kids. 

A schedule was made with a list of all activities planned.  Two moms are in charge of the activities each Thursday throughout the summer (the moms that don’t have little ones at home) while myself and another mom are in charge of the book clubs on Tuesdays each week.  We will rotate having the little ones and the older ones. 

My kids are excited to be doing this with some of their friends and I am excited that we have a plan!  Mind you, these other families do not homeschool.  They do, however, have a vested interest in their children’s educations.  I look at all of these families and think, they would make AWESOME homeschoolers!  But I realize that it’s not for everyone.  And in their own way, they ARE homeschooling!  I love that they have a plan for summer as well! 

In case you are interested here is a list of the activities planned. 

  • June 13 – Make bread
  • June 20 – Picnic at the lake
  • June 27 – Learn about and make kites
  • July 4 – No activity planned
  • July 11 – Fly kites at The Great Salt Lake
  • July 18 – Learn about indexing
  • July 25 – take Trax downtown
  • August 1 – Make baby burritos (not sure what that is)
  • August 8 – Family History Class
  • August 15 – Go on a hike 

 

As for the book club, here is a list of the books we plan to read and discuss over the summer for the big kids.  

 

Obviously, this is just a guideline.  We have a total of six kids in the older group.  Some of them are not readers.  They just don’t like it.  This is the case for the mom’s son who approached us about this group idea.  She just wants him to start reading and enjoy it.  And then there are the 8 and 9 year olds in the group.  They aren’t going to read as quickly as K or her friend who are both bookworms and could read Harry Potter within a couple of days. 

If we start to see that things are just going way too quickly for some, we will simply slow it down.  Discuss one book for two weeks if we have to.  That might mean that we aren’t able to get through them all and that’s ok. 

For the younger group we are simply going to read and discuss a picture book each week, one with a message.  Or a short chapter book that moms can read to them during the week without losing their attention. 

What about you?  Do you school your kids during the summer months?  Are your kids in year-round school?  What do you have planned? 

 

 

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Building A Nest

I don’t do nearly enough homeschooling posts. 

On that note, we tried building a nest this week.  A nest.

For birds.

Not as easy as you might think!  My girls learned quickly that they would not make great birds.  They can’t build a brilliant nest.

{That… and they can’t fly… weird!}

Their science book suggested the project and so they thought they’d give it a go.  They had just learned about all the different types of nests that birds make.

Ingredients were gathered.

Mud…

Mud

Sticks and twigs…

sticks

Weeds…

weaving

And with that they set to work.

trying 

They even tried soaking the twigs in hopes of making them more ‘bendy’.  The dry ones kept snapping.

soaking

In the end, they came up with a great little basket thing (or maybe a potholder?)

bird nest basket

basket

And C made some delicious pies!  (He was so proud!)

mud pies

H was determined to build a nest.  This is what she came up with. 

nest

She even put it up in the tree because she thinks a bird might use it.  I don’t have the heart to tell her otherwise.  It could happen!

 

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Homeschool–Curriculum

There is definitely not a right or wrong when it comes to choosing a curriculum for your homeschool.  It varies with each family and very often with each child.  I’ve only barely touched the surface with the list below.  We try to integrate both Thomas Jefferson Education and Charlotte Mason methods in our homeschool, neither of which are a ‘curriculum’ in and of itself.  We still choose what books and methods work best for us.  And quite honestly, it changes with circumstances.   

Popular Curriculum Choices:

A Thomas Jefferson Education

-A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille

-A Thomas Jefferson Education Home Companion by Oliver DeMille, Diann Jeppson, and Rachel DeMille

Charlotte Mason

-Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series Vol. 1-6 by Charlotte Mason {These can be read online at http://amblesideonline.org/}

- http://www.charlottemasonhelp.com/

- http://milestonesacademy.com/

-A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola

Montessori

-Google “Montessori Activities”

Unschooling

-No direction, no structure. Learning is all child directed.

Sonlight Curriculum (Full Boxed Curriculum)

- http://www.sonlight.com/

K12 (basically public school online)

-Teacher from school district is involved in checking on progress.

-Absolutely free (including computer)

- http://www.k12.com/

Five in a Row

- http://www.fiarhq.com/

Classical Education

-The Well Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education At Home by Susan Wise Bauer

- http://www.welltrainedmind.com/

Unit Studies

-Just Google “{whatever subject} unit study}”

 

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Homeschool–Tips and Advice

Here are a few things I have learned over the years as a homeschooling mom. 

With homeschooling there is no typical day. Every day is different and sometimes unexpected things pop up. Only one out of ten days (if that) turn out exactly the way you planned it.  Expect delays and changes.  They are inevitable!

No family is exactly the same. The dynamics of each family is different, therefore you need to plan accordingly. DO NOT try and copy someone else’s daily schedule. You need to figure out what works for you.  Take ideas from others but don’t get down on yourself if it doesn’t work for you. 

Have fun with it! Don’t stress the small stuff. If your child is not ready to learn something it’s ok. Just because one child learns to read at 4, it doesn’t mean he/she will be a better reader than a child that learns to read at 6. The potty training analogy: A child that potty trains at 2 is not a better potty goer at 25 years of age than the child that trains at 4 or 5…. just sayin’.  :)

Expect that every child will be different. We (Brooke & Anthony) have three girls with three very different learning styles. One is extremely visual, one is auditory with a dose of photographic memory, one is kinesthetic/visual… hearing something means next to NOTHING with her. This is why we don’t believe you can plug 20+ children into a classroom and expect that the curriculum will work for all of them.

Relax! Your child/ren will learn. You don’t need to cram facts or worry that they are behind. Let your child learn at his or her own pace. They WILL learn it whether it be now or later. It really doesn’t matter when. Students teach themselves. You are only there as a mentor.

Get Dad, grandparents and other family members involved. They have so much to offer! 

  • Anthony has taught the kids so many things that I could never have taught them myself. 
  • Anthony’s Dad is into nature, birds in particular.  Because of his influence K is able to identify many birds by their calls alone.  And if she sees a bird she is able to tell us what kind it is almost without fail.
  • My mom comes over once a week and teaches K and A to sew.  That is something that I never learned to do even though my mom has a phenomenal talent for it! 
  • A neighbor of ours taught the girls to crochet… several years ago.  Another thing I never learned to do.  And just this week they have been crocheting up a storm! 

 

I’ve got a couple more posts in this homeschooling series but I don’t want anyone to think that we feel that EVERYONE should homeschool.  We absolutely do NOT think that.  I am just so grateful that the option is there for us.  The public/charter/private schools absolutely serve a great purpose in our communities.  Homeschooling is not for everyone.  In a home where both parents work it is most likely not even an option.  And there are a hundred thousand other reasons that homeschooling may or may not work for you.

Having said that, I do have to say that I think that in order for ANY educational route to work for ANY child, the parents need to be as involved as possible.  Especially in those younger years.  Maybe join the PTA, ask a lot of questions, sit down and do homework together, etc.  Show an interest! 

 

I hope that if you’re considering homeschooling you’ll research it all that you can.  If you have any questions for me I would love to answer them.  Please email me or leave a comment. 

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Homeschool To Us – FAQ

Below is a list of questions that Anthony and I are asked on a consistent basis regarding homeschooling. 

Do I have to have a degree?

No, you do not have to have any type of training or degree to homeschool.

Is homeschooling legal?

Yes, it is legal in all 50 states. You just need to find out the laws in your state. Here in Utah you have to send a notarized affidavit to your school district each year notifying them of your intent to homeschool. They can not tell you no, they can only send back a letter telling you that they received your affidavit and that your children are exempt from school. {Starting with 1st grade… Kindergarten is not required here in Utah}

For sample affadavits and more info go to http://uhea.org/

How much does it cost?

Homeschooling can cost as much or as little as you want. The library is your BEST FRIEND!! ;)

How do I make sure my kids are on track?

This can get tricky for some people. We don’t worry so much about our kids staying on track with the kids that go to school. I would rather see progress rather than making sure they are ready for a test or making sure they get through a certain textbook within a school year. 

Do my kids have to be tested?

It depends on where you live. Here in Utah, no! You can choose to have your kids tested at certain points. We choose not to at this point.  Below you’ll see a couple of illustrations…. this is exactly how we feel about tests!

 

 

 

Do I have to keep a log of what we do?

Again, it depends on where you live. Here in Utah, no! Some states require a log and that you keep attendance.  And some also require that you show which curriculum you are using. 

What about SOCIALIZATION?

This is the #1 biggest question people ask.

We believe that the socialization in the schools, for the most part, is negative. Public schools are, in our opinion, an artificial environment anyway.  And I find it interesting that this is the most concerning question for most people.  Are we sending our kids to school to be ‘properly’ socialized or are we sending them to get an education?  Funny that the burning question isn’t, “**Gasp!** What about their education??” 

What curriculum do I use?

This is absolutely a personal choice! What works for one child may not work for another. In that case you may need to try a different approach or an entirely different program to help certain children understand what’s in front of them.  More on this later.

What should our day look like?

It’s going to be different for every family. Our day starts with devotional and chores. Then we move into individual work while mom works with and plays with the younger boys. Once the boys are down for quiet time/naps we start on group work.

How do you teach multiple children at multiple levels?

I suggest doing as much as you can together. At our house History, Science, Nature Study, family book reading, etc. are all done together. Other things like math, spelling, individual reading, etc. are all done separately at each child’s level of understanding and comprehension.

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Homeschool To Us–Who, What, Where, When, Why (but not necessarily in that order ;))

I mentioned that Anthony and did a homeschool workshop for some people in our ward and family that were interested in learning more.  Now I’m going to post all the details here for anyone else that may have missed it but is still wanting to learn in a series of posts. 

Below is a picture of my girls’ interests for the year.  Obviously the lists grow as time goes on and K’s list is obviously a bit longer than A’s or H’s.  The picture isn’t too terribly relevant to this post, I just wanted to add a picture and that’s what I had ;) .  We’ll go over the lists along with some other things a little later in the series. 

Interests

Following you will find a list of five questions along with mine and Anthony’s answers.  We did this packet together and you will notice our opinions of homeschooling are heavily peppered throughout.  Does that mean that our way of homeschooling is the only right way? 

Definitely NOT! 

Does it mean that we look down on others for doing it differently? 

Absolutely NOT! 

It simply means that we have prayed and come to certain conclusions and received answers as to how we need to educate both our children and ourselves in our home.  Your home is different!  You have different children, different parents, different circumstances, different ideas, different backgrounds, different learning styles, etc.  Your school should definitely NOT look just like ours!  So, before we begin, I encourage you read this article that I wrote about schedules. 

Our homeschool opinions are just that… opinions… things that have worked in our home and things that we strongly believe in. 

Let’s get on with the show… :)

 

What is homeschooling?

Homeschooling is a lifestyle! It is NOT school at home… or at least we don’t believe that it should be. 

Who am I teaching?

Ideally you will be mentoring, not teaching. And in the process you’ll be learning along with your children. You are your child’s greatest example.

Where do we ‘do’ school?

School is done wherever you feel comfortable. We like the comfort of our living room or dining room table. Sometimes we even prefer to be outdoors on nice days. Some prefer a designated school room.  The reason we choose NOT to have school room is because, as I said before, we don’t believe that homeschool should necessarily ‘look like’ school.  You’ll read more about the reasons for that in the ‘Why’ answer below. 

When do we ‘do’ school?

In the interest of ‘Structure Time, Not Content’ (A Thomas Jefferson Education) we have designated times of the day that we are learning. Friends are not allowed until after 3:00 on ‘school days’. As far as the content, nothing is required… ‘Inspire, not Require’. I (Brooke) tell the kids that I will be studying {whatever subject} at such and such a time in whatever room I choose. They are welcome to join me. In the past it has been required but they fought it. Once I stopped requiring them to join me, it was voluntary. They enjoyed it.

They will value their education if they see that you value yours!

We want our kids to develop a LOVE of learning rather than a HATE of learning.

Why should we homeschool?

Here is an article that is definitely worth reading (very LDS {Mormon} based but I still think it applies to just about anyone)!!

In addition, we believe that our children can and should LOVE learning. It should happen every day without even thinking about it. We love that we are able to tailor each child’s education to what they want out of life. This lets them know that their ideas and opinions are valued. Children have very valid points of view.

You are able pinpoint strengths and weaknesses that you might otherwise miss. Children are able to move at a pace that is comfortable for them. They don’t get left behind if they are struggling in one area. Likewise, they aren’t bored like they might be in a school setting where some of their peers are lagging. A teacher can only move at the pace that is already predetermined for them.

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Homeschool, according to us!

Anthony and I hosted a Homeschool Workshop last week for a few friends and family that were interested in learning more. 

We’re not experts.  Let me just put that out there right up front.  We are NOT experts by any means but we are asked a lot of questions so we figured it would be fun to answer them all at once in a group setting. 

I invited anyone in my ward that might be interested.  What I wasn’t expecting was to have a former (retired) teacher show up.  I assume she was just curious and wanted to know more about homeschooling and what it might look like in our crazy home.  Her presence made both Anthony and I just a little uncomfortable only because I know at one point she wasn’t too keen on the whole idea.  And trust me, I knew when we said something she didn’t like or didn’t agree with because I could see it written all over her face and body language. 

But don’t get me wrong.  She’s a very sweet lady and she’s actually given us a TON of stuff to use in our homeschool.  She was getting rid of all her old teaching supplies.  Score for us! 

Anyway, I thought maybe some of you might like to know more about our reasons for homeschooling and the way it is done in our home.  I’ve written a little bit about our reason here and here but this time I’m going to go over some Frequently Asked Questions (the questions we hear all the time) and cover some things I didn’t go over in my last two rants about homeschooling.  (Part 1 and Part 2)  There were a couple things we just didn’t have time for in the workshop either so this will be done in a series of posts over the next couple of weeks or so. 

But first I’d like to know if there are any questions that YOU have so I can make sure and cover them as I go.  Even as a current homeschooler I find myself asking questions of others so don’t be embarrassed if you already homeschool. 

And please note that as we go, many of the answers to the questions I will go over are our OPINIONS!!  This does not make it right… or wrong.  It’s just the way that we feel.  And yes, we do have some pretty strong opinions… which may be why the former school teacher didn’t particularly enjoy all aspects of our workshop.  But hey, she’s entitled to her opinion just like I am entitled to mine.  :)

So, ask away! 

 

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