Name this forum contest!
Posted 03 November 2005 - 11:08 AM
I like Buttercup's "the Homestead School House" and Goatherder's "the One House School Room."
Oh okay, I'll throw a few other ideas into the ring:
"Home Style Teaching"
"the Homeschool Garden"
Posted 03 November 2005 - 11:24 AM
BUT since there is a book I want I wil keep trying...
Quest for KNowledge
Love to Learn
Posted 03 November 2005 - 01:14 PM
'Tots to 'Teens
Snips and Snails
Little Red Schoolhouse
LPA-Life Prep Academy
Millenium Homeschool-Where children are stars!
Brillant Seasons Homeschool
Hall Pass Homeschool
Timelines-from learning/teaching to survival
Posted 03 November 2005 - 10:32 PM
Freedom to Learn
Posted 11 November 2005 - 03:27 AM
i don't like the unschooling term...seems to me to be the sort of homeschooling that i had. mom kept us home, i did not want to home school, going to homeschooling functions was very embarrassing to me, and i despised my "i love homeschool" t-shirt(oops, almost misspelled that lol) but most of all, mom never schooled us. we were mostly left to our own devices. which consisted of me babysitting and mom dreaming dreams of what she wanted to teach us, but she never went beyond buying the books. the only grades i completed were grades 1,2,3, and 9 and 10. and that is only because i went to live with my nanny and papa. why i never went past grade 10 is a another story all together. lol
Posted 11 November 2005 - 07:28 AM
Do you not think lots of kids feel this way? Because -well for lots of reasons likethey just want to feel what is considered 'normal' or maybe they just don't want to be into something mom is.
I say this from a motherís perspective and I know mine have times where they do not want to homeschool, to stand out as different -sometimes it is a bigger deal than others -and never would have wore a t-shirt about it no matter how I begged (But I would love one).
I think the grass always looks greener -looks like they are having one big pep-rally and party -and learning tons from all great teachers who all actually care about them &/or their future at 'regular' school to kids who have never really been involved in the everyday drudge of it.
Sorry if I seem defensive about this but I am looking at it from the angle of a mom who gave up a great job working for an attorney, gave up going to college myself - which I loved -gave up no telling what else materially not to mention the time and PEACE over the last 9 years had because I choose to homeschool my boys (and would choose it again every time)!!! I teach a class of 3ed - 6th graders every Wed. night at church and I hear about their world and most of them beg me to homeschool them -their problems go way deeper than academics and you would not believe how early it starts. A friends 4 year old came home from school crying because another girl told her she would never be popular because of the way she looked -and she wants ro be popular! You may not have turned out to be the unique -wonderful person you are today without homeschooling!
I hear similar complaints from my boys all the time -they hate home schooling, they are not learning anything like the kids in 'regular school' (funny how they seem to outperform them even academically at times when push comes to shove -I may not be 'teaching the trivium' but common sense goes a long way in my book!)-They appreciate very little about homeschool or what I do for them at times except maybe the freedom of their time. Somehow magically though they all know how to read, are working through algebra, have been exposed to great literature-know tons about science & nature, know their Bibles better than most adults, OK, they can't spell-BUT I still think they are better off homeschooling - even if they never learned to spell it!
One thing to think about - maybe you did not even need grades 4-7 academics if you were able to do 9th and 10th grade work!!! Have you ever read about the Colfax family in Homeschooling for Excellence - their boys never had to pick up any academics unless they wanted to -the books were available -but that was it -some did not read till age 12- till they saw a need to learn it- they all 4 (2 of them adopted) got full scholarships to Harvard.
Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:28 PM
I know that our DD said if she had not gone to the public school as long as she did, she would never have known how to do some things on her own. She never had to write a long report in the Christian School, she never really learned how to dig down study in the Christian School either. Every thing was right there for them and they could look it up. She was thankful that she had gone to public school for her first several years.
Now on the other hand, I think there are a lot of people who would have been better off being able to do things at their own speed. I feel I would have, but of course back then there were no private schools and NO home schools. Even if there had been, there would have been no way my parents could have afforded it.
I feel bad that those who want to can't and those who can don't want to.
I'm sorry of what you went through Pixie. Was this your uniform, or just something your mom made you wear?
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