Sharing ideas, teaching tips and resources for the homeschool journey.
These articles have been written by local homeschoolers and me. The articles are published here with the permission of the authors. They are here for you to see there are many ways and options for homeschool.
Here is a quick overview of ideas that will help you get started homeschooling
I don't really like routine and structure and I resisted it for a long time because I didn't want my homeschool to just imitate school at home. This resistance meant that we weren't really operating our homeschool as best we could. I was the lynch pin to the day and if I got distracted (which I often did—still do) the whole system fell apart.
As a Christian woman today I want to serve God with my whole heart. Service to God is my goal, and homeschooling is one of the ways I can accomplish that service. I wanted to share my struggles as I wrestled with homeschooling.
The essence of eclectic homeschooling is to borrow freely from a range of different styles of homeschool philosophies and combine them to find your own personal taste and convictions, and hopefully your children’s learning style.
Unit Studies for homeschoolers are powerhouse resources.
Why...They use all the subjects, to teach all the children, using all the learning styles.
Find out the many benefits of homeschooling.
Inquiring homeschoolers often ask, ‘How much does homeschooling cost?’....
Homeschooling statistics indicate that the homeschool population is continuing to grow. Find out how much and find out why people are homeschooling....
Who is this woman and why is she so popular with homeschoolers today....
Education is an atmosphere, a discipline a life. This was Charlotte Mason's education motto. In this article we discuss what these three principles of a Charlotte Mason education.
Here are some ideas from Charlotte Mason and how she does art appreciation.
Here are some ideas to help you choose your curriculum.
Good-looking handwriting is an art and good handwriting habits need to be established from the start. While this may seem time consuming, care must be given, not only to the formation of good, but to the prevention of bad habits.....
With CM the emphasis for the first 'writing' is on copywork. Transcription as she calls it from an early age .Writing and copying quality copywork,getting it perfect,getting the punctuation perfect. Then leading on to dictation when you again focus on getting the punctuation etc perfect because you spend time examining the dictation passage before you are required to write it.
We have never used a formal spelling program but we did start with a phonics based reading program. This was good for me because I learnt about the phonograms. Now I can easily break down words to help the kids understand the spelling. Most of the phonics I already knew(and I am sure you do too) I just hadn’t put much thought into it until I had to teach it. I think teaching spelling and writing using this method is a very natural.
How to develop a love of reading in your child and how to make narration work in your homeschool.
Keeping a simple homeschool and household planner gives focus to your routines and goals. It also aids record keeping and helps your day run smoothly....
There are different types of writing that we can expect from our children....
Home education is legal throughout Australia, though regulations vary between states. Some parents prefer not to register with the state authorities and so exact figures on the number of homeschooling children are unavailable. The 2001 census indicated that 28457 children could be homeschooled. Most commentators agree that this is a conservative estimate and that considerable growth in numbers has occurred since..................
NSW has specific requirements for registration. This article will help you make registration easier.
Queensland homeschoolers registration process is mainly documentation. Here are a few tips to helping you with your application.
Are you living in the Newcastle, Maitland or somewhere else in the Hunter. Find out more about connecting with other homeschoolers in the area.
What are your options for homeschooling in Australia?
Information and ideas for homeschooling Catholic families.
Registration in NSW requires homeschool parents to jump through a few hoops in order to get their children registered. This is how we do it.........
So you’re thinking about home schooling your child with Aspergers or another Autism Spectrum Disorder. No doubt you’re wondering if it is even possible...............
Mary MacKillop is a wonderful testimony of a life well lived. She is an Australian and New Zealand hero who helped pioneer education throughout Australia and New Zealand.
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