5 Things I Fear About Public School

Recently, someone who didn’t know me too well started to shower down 20 questions about homeschooling and share her perspectives on the matter.  I don’t know about you, but I seem to run into quite a bit of people who don’t get homeschooling and are quick to share their criticisms…

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Classic Literature for Middle School

Back when I started homeschooling, we had a historical fiction reading emphasis.  While that has it merits, I found there to be more benefits to a classic literature reading emphasis. Classics are written by writers who really know what they are doing.  My oldest son recently showed me a page…

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Homeschooling a Highly Imaginative Child

Homeschooling a highly imaginative kid is an interesting endeavor.  Creativity is often suppressed with traditional educational models.  While challenging, homeschooling a highly imaginative child allows you to embrace the immense creativity of these kids and adapt the learning environment to suit your child. Go with the flow While there are…

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Mirror Writing

My 6 year old showed me another book that she completed today.  My highly creative visual-spatial learner loves to draw, write, and create stories from her imagination.  Every once in awhile she will show me a story or a page and I will see mirror writing.  She doesn’t know that…

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Reading and the Visual Spatial Learner

    The journey into reading has been a bit unusual for my visual-spatial learners and I’ve learned some lessons along the way.  I don’t know if there is a “typical” visual-spatial learner, but Linda Silverman sums it up quite well with this: “The visual spatial learner thrives on complexity,…

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Thoughts on Foreign Language With a Visual-Spatial Learner

My son recently said something to me that had me thinking. We have been studying several foreign languages in our homeschool for 4-5 years now. The other day my visual-spatial learner made a comment that he knows Greek best. He has devoted time and effort into studying Arabic, Mandarin, and…

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A Homeschool Day in the Life of My 4th Grader

One day last week I recorded my 4th grader’s day.  This was a somewhat typical day for him.  It was a Monday, but an unusual Monday for us.  Most Mondays this winter have been busy days out of the house.  On this Monday, my son seemed more distracted than usual…

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