Homeschool View - August 2014

  • A New Homeschool Space for a New School Year

    Posted in Homeschool View on Friday, Aug 29th

    At the Dalton household, we are set to start school after Labor Day. The kids are soaking up their last days of sleeping in and wearing their PJ’s all day as we putter around the house. When people find out we homeschool, they almost always ask is if we sleep in. We do not. We still wake up fairly early (though not as early as we would if they went to school), get dressed, have morning chores, and eat breakfast together. Read More...


  • A Friendly Place When You’re Scared to Homeschool

    Posted in Homeschool View on Tuesday, Aug 26th

    It’s my understanding that there are people who are going to make harsh judgments in every area of life. Homeschooling, by no means, is exempt. I have been to the support groups, scrolled through the forums, and poured over the comments, and I have witnessed conversations between parents that I bet they’d be ashamed of their children for having. I’m not surprised. The decisions we make concerning our children make us so nervous that sometimes it feels necessary to criticize someone else's choice so we can feel safer about our own. Read More...


  • The Most Valuable Homeschooling Lesson

    Posted in Homeschool View on Thursday, Aug 21st

    I never intended to homeschool. All I remember is a blur of meetings with my children’s teachers and principal, researching their learning disabilities, and the unsettling enlightenment of how difficult it was going to be to have our children’s needs met in a school setting. Read More...


  • Thank God for Laundry

    Posted in Homeschool View on Tuesday, Aug 19th

    The ultimate joy of educating your child at home is in the infinite flexibility. There are days my husband and I tag team, there are days we toil over book work until 3 p.m., and there are days we decide to head to the garden to see how our tomatoes are growing or pull all the kale eaten up by the flea beetles and then go inside to watch a documentary on sustainable living. Try as I may, I cannot discount one day of learning at home as unsuccessful. Read More...


  • How to Break up with Your Public School

    Posted in Homeschool View on Thursday, Aug 7th

    As homeschooling continues to grow and gain respect as an acceptable way to educate children, more and more parents are pulling their kids out of the public school system for a safer environment and richer learning experience at home. If you’re contemplating calling it quits with your child’s public school and moving on to homeschooling, consider these steps to ensure a smooth transition. Read More...


  • What Kind of Homeschool Mom Are You?

    Posted in Homeschool View on Thursday, Aug 7th

    Each mom has her own unique style when it comes to homeschooling. But which traits are most prominent within your planning process? Take our quiz to find out! Read More...


  • 10 Things We Can’t Homeschool Without

    Posted in Homeschool View on Thursday, Aug 7th

    As you gear up for a new homeschool year, see how many of these 10 must-have homeschooling materials you use for teaching, learning and, sometimes, surviving. Read More...


  • Eight-Year-Old Wins AOP’s Annual Coloring Contest

    Posted in Homeschool View on Thursday, Aug 7th

    Arwen Christian, an eight-year-old homeschool student from Thomaston, Georgia, won first place in Alpha Omega Publications’ 2014 international coloring contest. For her outstanding efforts, AOP awarded Arwen a complete set of homeschool curriculum. Read More...