2011 will be our family's last full year of homeschooling. Our youngest have steadily moved into their own educational goals and motivations. Their plan was always implanted with great fun such as zoo adventures, jamming with friends and traveling. Definitely not the last our family will see of homeschooling, but our twin boys and their parents will be on a different path come this time next year.
On Homeschool Online, Jamie offers Tips for Wrapping it Up! – Blogs – Parent Community and Forum. Some homeschooling families are finishing up a semester of school and practical tips are offered for success.
Moving along to next year, My Domestic Church posted Homeschool Connections – one way to add some zing to the next semester!
Chris submitted a insightful article all families should consider when their children approach the young adult stage. Is College Right for Your Home School Student can be read at Home School vs Public School. Following Chris' family experiences, he recommends consideration to: "balancing if a college education is correct for your home school student. Looking at several different factors that may influence their decision. Is a college degree necessary for what they want to do with their life?" Indeed, college is not for everyone.
South African homeschooling mom Melanie Grant submitted some suggestions on How to Get your Children Reading and a Great Giveaway posted at Mel's Mouthful on Mothering.
Guiding Dad with the 3-wheeler construction.. Now he's driving a 4-wheeler.
Sabrina suggests homeschoolers take note in Phys. Ed. Failure – Let's Get REAL, Homeschoolers! at the 7Sisters Innovative Homeschool Helps. Our family also has some of each – competitive athletes and non-athletes – and the recommendation is to think "outside the gym class box" while teaching your kids to be healthy. Common sense and fitness prevails. What more can you ask?
Granny nanny Kaye at the SandwichINK blog offers up Grandparent and Grandchildren Educational and Musical Fun – Teaching Multiplication Facts Through Songs. This is a way to enjoy learning multiplication facts with songs, which is great for homeschool fun learning, errands with the grandkids, and more.
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