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Daily Life Trying Out Homeschooling, Part II: Maybe We’ll Just Keep Doing This

Your Children Are in Virtual School. How Do You Thrive?             In the first part of this series, we offered a helping hand to parents who never intended to homeschool but ended…

Daily Life Trying Out Homeschool, Part I: Think Like a Homeschooler

Your Children Are in Virtual School. How Do You Thrive? Try Thinking Like a Home Schooler! You never intended to home school. You have a demanding job, your kids were doing just fine in your…

Apps, Learning Games, and Online Enrichment Activities Sentence Diagramming and Dysgraphia: A Helpful App

In both our elementary and intermediate grammar curricula, we give instruction on sentence diagramming. If you would like to know more about why we do so, please read this article by Susan Wise Bauer: “Why…

Help for Homeschool Beginners I Want to Supplement What My Child is Getting in School

For any parent who wants to take charge of their child’s education, we recommend Rethinking School, by Dr. Susan Wise Bauer. From communicating with teachers to helping gifted or struggling students, Rethinking School provides smart,…

Homeschooling Help Five Reasons to Read Poetry to Your Kids

Here are the top five reasons to read poetry to, and with, your children. 1. Poems can communicate in ways that prose cannot. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” for instance, teaches children that they should…

History The Great Books: History as Literature – Handout

Copyright 2000 by the author.  Please do not reproduce. Some of this material is adapted from The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, which contains more detailed information on the topic. Reading…

Forms, Regulations, & Record-Keeping Apprenticeship Opportunities: High School and Post-High School

Apprenticeship Opportunities: High School and Post-High School (as referenced on page 216 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer)             The United States lags far behind Europe…

Forms, Regulations, & Record-Keeping Differences, Disorders, and Disabilities

Referenced on page 37 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer Throughout this website, we offer resources for parents whose children have learning differences, learning disorders, and…

Forms, Regulations, & Record-Keeping Aptitude Tests, Personality Quizzes, and Guides to Self-Knowledge

Referenced on page 159 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer Self-awareness is difficult—and essential for every maturing adult. Taking personality quizzes and aptitude tests won’t automatically…

Forms, Regulations, & Record-Keeping State Requirements for High School Graduation

State Requirements for High School Graduation          (as referenced on page 16 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer) As you plan out your child’s high school…