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Archive for January, 2006

Homeschool Carnival

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

You might want to visit the 5th Carnival of Homeschooling at Palm Tree Pundit.

Getting a Good Education

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Spunky answers a reader’s question about whether girls should go to college, and I’d like to add a bit to the discussion. Sometimes we confuse the phrase going to college with getting an education. If I were to state here that I think girls shouldn’t go to college, I suppose someone would take that to […]

My Mommy My Teacher

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Thanks, Dawne, for your kind words about our book My Mommy My Teacher. One of Dawne’s little munchkins and My Mommy My Teacher

Learning Hebrew

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

I love reading Johannah’s book Little Bitty Baby Learns Hebrew to my little bitty baby everyday. I recently spoke with a person who speaks Hebrew and realized my pronunciations were WAY off. The sounds are so different than my English speaking self can analyze from phonetics. Do you have any recommendations for audio guides or […]

Questions regarding reading books “out of order”

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

Hi Laurie~ Our children are ages 8 and 11. Thank you for the “What to do…before age 10″ article. I am trying to adapt a more loose structure for our 8 yr old (but finding it difficult to break from the format of traditional schooling!). My question is in regard to your recent blog post […]

Relative Support

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

QUESTION: Our relatives are not supportive of our homeschooling and are always criticizing us. How much contact should we have with them? Mary ANSWER: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we were surrounded by our own parents, and grandparents, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters? And what if all these relatives loved us and held the […]

What Makes a Book Good?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

We do not want only to develop a love for reading in our children. We want to develop a love for reading good literature. We won’t develop an appetite for good food by feasting on junk food – and we carry that analogy over to literature. So how do we know what books are good […]

Building a Firm Foundation For Classical Education: Ten Things to Do With Your Child Before Age Ten

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Some classical educators focus on the classical method and others focus on the classical subjects. Those who focus on the subjects (Latin, logic, etc.) tend to want to get to the academics as early as possible. Those who focus on the method (the trivium) tend to slow down and pay more attention to developmental principles. […]

Classical Q & A

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Q. What makes a classical style of education different from other methods? – Linda in Michigan A. We think the classical style provides a framework which shows us how to use all of the other methods – unit study, scope and sequence, Charlotte Mason, principle, etc. – to the best advantage. With the classical style […]

Review of The Home Educator’s Tutor

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Have you seen the newest homeschooling magazine? Actually, it’s not a magazine in the usual sense, but is more a resource to supplement your homeschool curriculum. The Home Educator’s Tutor is a treasure chest of old-time nature projects and stories, games, poems and other literature, famous speeches and letters, antique arts and crafts ideas, biographical […]

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