Category: Homeschool Humour

Homeschool BINGO

Here’s a printable .pdf of the Homeschool Holiday BINGO card. Possible game rules: 1) Play as BINGO, with the first family member to make a BINGO declared the winner. 2) Play as Bug-me-Bucks. Set a value for each square (say, $1.00), and at the end of the night, collect from the spouse whose family you

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