"This book is an account of my journey from a stressed out, overly-planned, unhappy homeschooler to the flexible and relaxed educator I am today.
Author: Tavia Armstrong
I never planned to be a homeschooler, but circumstances conspired to lead me down this path, so I decided that if I was going to homeschool my kids, I was going to do it right. I had to make a plan and stick to it. Wading out into uncharted waters alone, I chose my curriculum, scheduled our weeks and set out on a course to homeschooling success. But the planner I clung to like a life preserver started to fail when, just weeks into our first semester, life got stormy and threw off all my careful designs. I was in over my head and sinking fast as I realized I needed a new plan. One that didn't involve an overly complicated planner filled out weeks ahead of time in ink. As I adjusted to life as a homeschooler, I came to accept that flexibility would be the key to our family's success. My kids learned best when I adapted my style to their needs and worked with the ebb and flow of their natural rhythms. This book is an account of my journey from a stressed out, overly-planned, unhappy homeschooler to the flexible and relaxed educator I am today. Well, most days anyway. I've learned to embrace the unexpected, to grab learning opportunities when they come our way and to remember that even the best laid plans are just a rough draft when you're dealing with kids. I am the Unplanned Homeschooler, and I am disorganized and perpetually running late. But I am totally successful when it comes to teaching my kids. I've managed to let go of the planner and happily enjoy life and learning on the go.
"Here's the story of our discovery of what 'Gifted' means and how we fared in the public schools.
Author: Diana R. Starr
What do you get when you put a High IQ kid into a public school? After placing our little boy in the hands of the Los Angeles public school system, we realized that No Child Left Behind was quickly leaving our bright child completely on his own. Here's the story of our discovery of what "Gifted" means and how we fared in the public schools. It is also a cautionary tale about how school fosters anxiety in your child and how to identify it before it begins to rule your life too. This is the story of how we became "The Unexpected Homeschoolers.”
THE UNPLANNER is not like other homeschool planners you may have seen. Brought to you by the Unplanned Homeschooler, this organizer will help you record all of your amazing learning adventures without overloading you with pages and blanks you'll never fill in. The Unplanned Homeschooler understands that too much planning can lead to stress, anxiety and even feelings of guilt, especially for new homeschoolers. You don't need that! In addition to helpful advice from The Unplanned Homeschooler, you'll get attendance sheets for each of your students, Month at a Glance pages to help you track your appointments and upcoming events, Year in Review pages to help you record all the work your kids have done as you go and do a little light planning, and Learning Adventures pages to record the field trips, experiments and other special experiences you won't want to forget. THE UNPLANNER for 2016-2017 covers a full 13 months and probably costs less than what you would spend to print your own planner pages and bind them yourself, but it's professionally bound in a convenient 6x9 inch paperback, perfectly sized to toss in your bag and carry with you wherever you go. This edition of THE UNPLANNER is customized for use with up to six students. If you have more than six students, please consider buying a second copy of this organizer, so that you will have plenty of space to record all your learning adventures. THE UNPLANNER has all the pages you need, and none of the ones you don't. You can do this! You'll never feel like you're a failure at planning again. So relax, grab your pencil and let's get started.
Author: Tavia Fuller ArmstrongPublish On: 2016-04-08
This book not only gives homeschoolers helpful advice on how to deal with the bullies they are likely to meet, but it helps them to hold a mirror up to their own behavior and that of their children, to see if there are ways that they can ...
Far too many families are suffering the effects of bullies within the homeschool community, and it's a subject no one has written about extensively, until now. Why did I choose to write a book about homeschool bullies? First, because they exist. Bullies are everywhere, in the workplace, in your church, in public schools and yes, even in homeschools. It does us no good to deny that they are out there. People are hurting, and bullies need to be stopped. But perhaps more importantly, homeschoolers of all ages need to learn how to recognize bullying behavior in themselves. This book not only gives homeschoolers helpful advice on how to deal with the bullies they are likely to meet, but it helps them to hold a mirror up to their own behavior and that of their children, to see if there are ways that they can treat others with more kindness. I believe that 'Homeschool Bullies: Dealing with Mean Kids, Cliques and Mama Drama' is an important book, which may help many homeschoolers to get along better and to treat one another with respect. I hope that each reader uses the book to make positive changes, in themselves, their families and their homeschool community.
An Unplanned Unit Study By Monica Cardiff My friend Barbara has two children
that my girls describe as ”wild, snakelovin' boys." These active boys make
Barbara's life an adventure—she doesn't know what each day will bring. One
Author: Karen Taylor
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
The California Homeschool Guide is a comprehensive handbook that answers the questions about homeschooling that parents need to know regarding their legal options in California, along with where to begin and how to find the resources they want.
Take for example the common circumstance within a homeschool setting
whereby “things happen” that aren't on your agenda for a particular day, forcing
an upheaval in the daily schedule. For me, yesterday counted as one of those
Author: Andrea G. Schwartz
Publisher: Chalcedon Foundation
Homeschooling expert, Andrea Schwartz, in this her second book opens the door to The Homeschool Life, allowing parents to see the glorious potential in this life-changing, God-honoring adventure. She offers sage advice concerning key aspects of homeschooling, while never losing her central focus of applying the Word of God to all areas of life and thought. She provides practical insights for parents as they seek to provide a Christian education for their children. This volume focuses on help for parents who want to instill a thoroughly biblical approach to learning, teach sound biblical character as they cover all academic subjects, and learn how to choose curriculum that will equip them to raise a generation eager and ready to be ambassadors for Jesus Christ. Andrea's practical, clear approach to homeschooling comes from twenty- six years in the trenches where she has learned that homeschooling parents are doing some of the most important work there is to do in the Kingdom of God and need all the help and encouragement they can get.
... to continue homeschooling have a high degree of flexibility and a willingness
to roll with the throws. Because we could adjust to the unexpected and unplanned, and tolerate a degree of disorder, we were able to continue home-
Author: Martine Millman
This intimate, eminently practical memoir of a successful homeschooled family of six children illuminates today’s most exciting choice in education, and shows how it works from cradle to college. What is it that homeschoolers do that the public schools can’t or won’t? There are at least as many answers as there are studies. But nothing can capture the homeschooling experience in all its richness like the story of a real family that homeschools its children in middleclass America. Homeschooling: A Family’s Journey is the perfect book for those millions of Americans who may know someone who homeschools, who may have read about it, thought about it, and wondered whether homeschooling is right for them. Sharing the concerns of committed parents everywhere, authors Gregory and Martine Millman are consistently practical, informed, caring, and no-nonsense in their approach. They pay special attention to homeschooling and college, the economics of home-learning, and how a parent can really handle a child’s full education. Homeschooling opens a window on an exciting, important way of education—and, even more, a way of life—that can make all the difference in your family’s world.
These and many other factors will affect what you focus on and what you
accomplish in your homeschooling. ... are always 'curve-balls', unplanned
interruptions and distractions that can hijack even the best-planned homeschool
day, or year!
Author: Shirley Erwee
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Category: Family & Relationships
An invaluable guide for families embarking on the journey of educating their primary school-age children at home. One of the biggest challenges for homeschooling parents is to break away from the model of education they received in school and to re-educate themselves about Education, as the conventional classroom methodology is not the model of pedagogy (teaching) that works best in the homeschool scenario. This book offers tried-and-tested alternatives that will enrich and facilitate learning rather than hinder the process of educating young minds. Having been part of the first generation of South African homeschoolers, the author shares her knowledge, plus tips and advice she has learnt along the way, in order to help others make good choices and avoid common pitfalls and costly mistakes.
Eliminate the homeschool overwhelm once and for all.
Author: Monique Boutsiv
Eliminate the homeschool overwhelm once and for all. You are stressed out, overwhelmed, and afraid of failing as a homeschool mom. You CAN homeschool your kids with less overwhelm, less stress, and more joy. Get a plan so you know exactly how to start homeschool planning when you don't know how.
Bill Pennington, “Mikaela Shiffrin's Swift, if Unplanned, Ascent to World
Champion,” The New York Times, January 9, 2014, http:// www.nytimes.com/
Author: Milton Gaither
This book provides a lively account of one of the most important and overlooked themes in American education. Beginning in the colonial period and working to the present, Gaither describes in rich detail how the home has been used as the base for education of all kinds. The last five chapters focus especially on the modern homeschooling movement and offer the most comprehensive and authoritative account of it ever written. Readers will learn how and why homeschooling emerged when it did, where it has been, and where it may be going. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to incorporate the most recent scholarship on the topic and to provide comprehensive coverage of recent trends.
Foreword ark and Wendy Dinsmore ' s Homeschool Guide to the Internet : Your
Guide to the Information Superhighway gives you clear and practical directions
as you steer your homeschool onto the Internet and choose from the many “
Author: Mark Dinsmore
Publisher: GCB Publishing Group
Parents are given clear and practical directions as they steer their homeschool onto the Internet for communication, research, productivity, and fun.
Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 8- to 12-year-old Child
Shari Henry. forts and traps to catch animals ... The more comfortable Learning
flourishes in backyards , planned and unplanned . We purchased inexpensive ...
Author: Shari Henry
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Describes the advantages and challenges of home schooling, and gives specific advice on covering language, math, science, history, geography, and the arts
A Creative and Stress-free Approach to Homeschooling Raymond S. Moore,
Dorothy Moore. besides , I was burning out . How I ever understood that I was too
young to go to college , I ' ll never know , but at sixteen I turned down a
Author: Raymond S. Moore
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
A creative and stress-free approach to homeschooling.
87 Beyond the issue of special education though , defining a homeschool as a
private school may be essential if state law ... despite homeschool parents
designating their home setting as Longview School , Inc . , unaccredited , unplanned ...
Availability : Limit of 5 copies to schools , libraries , and homeschoolers world -
wide . ... Their Future A documentary looking at Maine towns dealing with the
threat to their natural resources and life style brought by unplanned development
As activities are completed , the time spent on each is noted along with
comments if desired , and the plan becomes a record . Unplanned activities are
added to complete the record . - A portfolio or scrapbook with samples of children
' s work .
When we talk about homeschool curriculum , we are discussing what children
learn or are taught , whether planned or serendipitous . Depending on your
educational philosophy , you may consider your children ' s unplanned
discoveries to ...
Author: Melissa L. Morgan
Publisher: Shaw Books
Discusses ideas for making money while at home, sources for inexpensive curriculum, suggestions for low-cost field trips, and ways to acquire free or inexpensive computers.
Shaughnessy ( 1991 ) and Christenson ( 1995 ) believe the effective homeschool
collaboration is unplanned and has more to do with an attitude towards
partnership than structuring . " There is increasing evidence that family and
A moving memoir about finding and adopting a son from the foster care system with Down syndrome and realizing that life is best lived by expecting the unplanned.
Author: Kari Wagner-Peck
Publisher: Central Recovery Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A moving memoir about finding and adopting a son from the foster care system with Down syndrome and realizing that life is best lived by expecting the unplanned. As time passes, the author and her husband become less aware they are raising an atypical or adopted child. They are raising their child, no different than any other family.
You'll find links to all of these, as well as a small selection of my favourite homeschooling books and websites, at the end of the ... If your children are out of
school unexpectedly, whether due to illness, family issues, or an unexpected
crisis, it is ...
Author: Eloise Rickman
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Category: Family & Relationships
Do you want to transform your relationship with your child, engage their curiosity, and make your home the best place for them to learn? In this warm, accessible book, experienced parenting coach Eloise Rickman tells you everything you really need to know about parenting and educating your child at home. Whether you’re planning to make a permanent move to homeschooling or you’re temporarily balancing it alongside paid work, Extraordinary Parenting shows that you don’t need a huge house, endless free time, or a host of expensive resources to unlock your child’s potential. Instead, this straightforward and empathic book will teach you to: Deepen your connection with your child to create an attachment that promotes learning and openness. Build strong, adaptable family rhythms to provide your child with security and stimulation every day, every month, and every year. Create a calm, simplified home environment which will encourage deep play and independence — whatever your living situation. Discover enjoyable ways of learning together as a family, identify your child’s interests, and use traditional teaching materials in a creative way. Take care of your own needs as a parent, in order to become the parent your child needs. Based on years of research and hands-on work with parents, this book will reassure you that, whilst extraordinary times call for extraordinary parenting, you can be sure that you are up to the challenge.