Reading Progress – Kindergarten and Second Grade

In our homeschool we don’t use a specific reading program.  Our reading program consists of reading.  Sometimes discussion of the books take place, but standard comprehension questions don’t play much of a role here.  Discussion allows me to understand how much my child understands about what he has read.  …

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Writing Progress – Kindergarten and Second Grade

Both of my boys have their own blog set up.  They are free to use it to type things of interest and my older son does many writing assignments on his blog.   My Kindergartener has always been a child who loved to write.  I have used the whole language…

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Adventures in Unschooling

I love unschooling.  Unschooling is the process of letting your child’s interest guide his learning.  In unschooling you won’t sit your child down to learn, but the child may come up to you and ask how to write his name.  In unschooling, learning is natural and unstructured, making use of…

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Interrupted with Unschooling

Unschooling is the educational philosophy that learning should be unstructured and child-led.  I unschooled throughout my children’s preschool years and avoided any structured learning until my children were around age 5.  But unschooling hasn’t left the building. As an eclectic homeschooler I choose between a variety of homeschooling philosophies and…

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A Call for Submissions…

Eclectic Homeschooling will be hosting the first Eclectic Homeschooling Blog Carnival.  Eclectic homeschooling doesn’t subscribe to one particular educational philosophy or method.  Instead it takes bits and pieces from several different philosophies or methods. The Eclectic Homeschooling Blog Carnival welcomes blog posts about homeschooling regardless of the method you use.…

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