May 222012

An article by Education Week yesterday claims that the number of homeschooling families will see robust growth over the next 10 years, as disillusioned parents spurn public schools. The article, Number of Homeschoolers Growing Nationwide, stated that “the number of primary school kids whose parents choose to forgo traditional education is growing seven times faster […]

May 192012

I read something today that went along the lines of this: remember that curriculum should serve us; we shouldn’t serve the curriculum. This brought back memories of my first year of homeschooling. My eldest daughter was in 2nd grade, my son was in Kindergarten, and my youngest daughter was about to turn one. I’d deliberately […]

May 192012

The Florida Department of Education School Choice pages pegs the number of homeschooled students in Florida at 60,000, representing 40,000 individual families. In reality, the real number is much higher. How can this be? Because families who choose to homeschool through a private school never get counted by the DOE. Families who enroll their children […]

May 172012

Many of us chose to homeschool our children because of the freedom it provides. And we all recognize books and computer programs as commonplace methods of homeschooling. But is the classroom limited to home? I say, no. Think about all the other places and ways learning can occur. Field Trips — Whether formally organized by […]

May 152012

Homeschooling for Free (or close to it)   Parents come to the decision to homeschool their children for myriad reasons. In our family, it was a combination of things, but I recall an early discussion with my husband in which I commented that I could certainly homeschool our kids for far less than what we […]