Category: 11 Required Subjects

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

Unschooling and the 11 Subjects

Email of the Day: As an unschooler how do you make sure you cover what your child is ‘supposed to know’ each year? Is there a master list or something? Answer: Two answers to this question: 1) WA law says that, over the course of your homeschooling, you need to cover the 11 subjects: reading,

Unschooling in WA?

Email of the Day: We are looking at moving to Vancouver USA and we have unschooled our son for the last year, in Nevada. Can you give me any insight as to the laws in Wa., pertaining to un-schooling? Is it legal to do so? Answer: Unschooling is a homeschool methodology. In the context of

Part Four of Seven

Part Four of Seven: “When you say no one needs to really start before age 8. That is crazy!” When I say that you don’t really start homeschooling until 8, I mean two things: 1) I mean it literally — because our compulsory attendance is from 8-18, you don’t legally start homeschooling until your child’s

HS Transcripts

Email of the Day: I have a question for you regarding a homeschool high school transcript. My daughter will be graduating this spring and she will only have completed 3 years of the high school years. However, she has done a lot of learning during that time and is more than ready to graduate. Yet,