SWEET TEA

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Calling Homeschoolers!

I've been tagged by Cheryl
at "Say What?"
to participate in this Meme.
This IS our home school.

This holds all our materials
and everything we use for a school day,
with the exception of the computer.
I love having everything
easily accessible.
*Note that Princess is a 16 yr old Junior
and the only student.
You gals who school multiple children
are Saints!

ONE RESOURCE I WOULDN'T BE WITHOUT ... Computer and Printer
I don't know how people did this before the availability of computers.


ONE RESOURCE I WISH I'D NEVER BOUGHT ... Apologia Biology.
We paid a fortune for this so felt we had to stick with it.
We did.  We found the material confusing and poorly organized.
it was a happy day when  the final chapter was finished and we could say goodby to the book.
Many people love Apologia, but we are not one of them.
Just sayin. . .

ONE RESOURCE I ENJOYED LAST YEAR ... "Teaching with 50 Great Short Stories"
by Milton Crane.  Love.Love.Love. this!!

ONE RESOURCE I WILL BE USING THIS YEAR ... "Write at Home" online writing course

ONE RESOURCE I WOULD LIKE TO BUY ... more Teaching Company Videos.
These are great, but very pricey.

ONE RESOURCE I WISH EXISTED ... bottled knowledge.  The student could
take a swig each day and be good-to-go!

ONE HOMESCHOOL CATALOG I ENJOY READING ... The Rainbow Catalog.
ONE HOMESCHOOLING WEBSITE I USE REGULARLY ... "The Well-Trained Mind Forum".
These folks are hard-core schoolers and though I don't hs using their methods, they have answered my questions and recommended some very good materials. 
TAG OTHER HOMESCHOOLERS!
I don't really know many blogging homeschoolers,
but if you homeschool you are welcome to grab
this and run with it!
* * * * * * * * * * * *
These questions are for anyone/everyone.
1.  Do you know any children/adults who are/were
homeschooled?
2.  Is homeschooling a common thing where you live?
3.  Are you curious about anything related to home schooling?

Feel free to ask me anything.
Comments are welcome.


9 comments:

Cheri said...

I home schooled our middle and youngest when there was a teacher's strike 14 years ago. They were in 3rd and 6th grade. It wasn't as popular as it is today (for sure). I was very lucky that I observed our preacher's daughter for a year schooling her 4 children before deciding and was lucky enough to use her books. As for computers and printers...I spent many a day copying over at Office Max. Also, back then it was hard for kids to participate in the school districts sports but we were lucky enough that ours granted our daughter permission to play soccer. The two draw backs...their friends from school completely ignored them when it came to dances, parties or just getting together and the other thing, I wish I would have started this whole process of home schooling from kindergarten.

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I have several friends who have homeschooled and have several students now...who were home schooled in elementary grades.

Munir said...

A cousin of my husband was home schooled in India. Today she teaches English Lit to college students as she finished her Masters and is about to do her doctorate.

nancygrayce said...

I have tons of young friends who are homeschooling and even one who is homeschooling her grandchildren.

I praise my precious Lord that I didn't know about homeschooling because my children would have majored in going to the mall or something. I will say our three oldest went to public school (the same ones my husband and I went to) but our youngest went to private Christian school and by FAR he got the best education.

I admire everyone who home schools and if I had a child in school now, I sure wouldn't want them in public schools! :)

Sush said...

I worked in admissions for years at a large university where I live. The home schooled applicants had for the most part above average scores and did better in college than those who weren't I say this as a parent who did NOT home school. I admire any and all of you who do. Keep on keeping on it pays off so well for you and yours!
Hugs~

"Say What?" said...

Thanks for joining. Loved your answers. Some of the resources I'd never heard of, but will be checking them out.

Have a wonderful week!

Nicole said...

I want to look into that 50 short stories thing. My son just does not like to read. I do a history read-a-loud, and I have him read independently every day. But he abandons more books than he finishes. But, maybe reading short stories (maybe one a week) and doing lessons from it would work. I will look into that!

Thanks for the recent comments! You are a hoot!

Nicole

Kimberly said...

I am so opposed to homeschooling I need a new word for opposed.

Linda said...

I love your homeschool! Our school contains a single student also, and we are spread out all over the house! I need to learn from your example, in a serious sort of way. I also appreciate your opinion on Apologia biology, we are coming up to that stage and will have choices to make. I noticed you mentioned Write at Home, do you have any idea how it compares to Time4Writing? That is the curriculum we are looking at for writing. One of my coworkers had a non-writer and got great results with Time4Writing, so I was looking into it. Thanks for sharing your resources and your homeschool!

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