Category: homeschool success

7 Reasons I Homeschool My Teen

CafeMom recently posted “7 Reasons I’d Never Homeschool My Teen” by Ericka Sóuter. It’s not mean-spirited or anything, but it is ignorant … almost willfully so, since the points made are so well-refuted in so many places it seems like they should just Go. Away. and never bother us again. But since they haven’t, I’m

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Learning to Read: How My Unnatural Reader Began Reading

– I have four children who have always been homeschooled. They learned to read in four very different ways, though there are some important similarities too (all four have me for a mother, after all). This is the second in a series of posts examining how each of my children learned to read. – Colter

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10,000 Hours

When the Beatles were a fledgling band, they went to Hamburg, Germany, and spent several years playing more than 1,200 live shows in clubs and bars, accumulating over 10,000 hours of playing time. When they returned to England, they were a slick, professional band with a startling new sound no one had heard before. According

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Pecans = Math

About seven years ago …  “Look, Mom, I broke my pecan in half.” “Mmm-hmmm. Does it taste better that way?” “Now I broke both halves in half. Now I eat them!” “Wow! Do you know that when you break a half in half, it’s called a fourth?” “A fourth?” “Yeah, look. I’ll break this pecan

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