Category: Homeschool Humour

Homeschool Secrets

You’re sitting on the fence. You’re terrified of jumping off and homeschooling, but the beginning of the new public school year is bearing down on you, and you’re thinking about the headaches and stomach aches your kid will say *he has every morning. You’re thinking about all the fights over homework . . . and

Some Homeschool Math

In WA, we have a requirement of 1,000 hours for homeschooling. (In a school, this is generally 180 5.5 hour days, more or less). This includes everything that happens in school — lunch, recess, lining up, Johnny can’t find his pencil, Susy’s acting up, every fieldtrip, field day, every substitute teacher blow off, every time

Homeschooling’s Dirty Little Secret

Here’s Homeschooling’s Dirty Little Secret: We are *all* completely terrified that we’re going to mess up our children. We are all totally scared that in choosing this homeschooling thing, they’re going to miss out on something that they would have got in public school, that they’ll have some gap that they won’t be able to

Can you recommend a curriculum? (A: No, I can’t).

Email of the Day: We’re just starting out mid-year. I need some help or recommendations as to curriculum. Most of the things I’ve found on my own have a world-view that’s not a good fit. Answer: This is, I fear, an impossible question. It is one that only you and your son can answer. Here

Homeschool before Hogwarts

For your consideration: “Hogwarts’ young witches and wizards usually start their first year when they’re around 11 years old. So how do they get an education in their first decade? “Most are homeschooled, because they aren’t really able to control their powers,” Rowling revealed in a 2007 interview with TIME magazine. “It would be too