Worthy Reads

Homeschooling

Five ways to stop unschooling attrition – Camp Creek Blog

Local mom weighs in on the benefits of homeschooling – WTVM.com, Columbus, Georgia – Very short video of Georgia homeschooling mom. 

Homeschooling on the Rise, Up 75% Since Late 90s – Politix – What I’m learning about media is this: One good article will come out, and then several spin-offs, such as this one will emerge. So little original content. Interesting to learn though.

Diving Into The Public Schooling vs. Home Schooling Issue – Patheos – I really can’t identify with this. I don’t hang out in a Christian circle where there is judgement for or against homeschooling. I can’t imagine not supporting any family’s personal choice on the matter. However, this a good, balanced article on the issue, and perhaps it will help some people.

Home schooling allows parents to individualize education – Las Vegas Review-Journal – Glad to know there’s a positive homeschool network in my old hometown.

Homeschooling Resources 

Teaching Sewing in Your Homeschool {Whether or Not You Sew} – Blog, She Wrote – I really need to find time to read this whole series since my little one likes to sew!

Project-based Homeschooling: Finishing – Raising Cajuns – Good thoughts on when a project ends (or not).

On the 4th of July I began thinking about civics lessons, which I hope to do with my boys at some point. Here are a couple of resources I have found, if you’re interested, though I haven’t tried either of them yet: 

Government for Kids/Grades K-5 – Kids.gov – Thanks to Homeschooling Mama on Twitter for this resource.

Intellego Unit Studies – All of these unit studies (not just the civics) look great. (FYI They are secular.) I have bought a K-2 Civics pack, but we haven’t used them yet. I think my son needs to be a little older.

Education

Surviving Middle School – CNN Parents

Do our children know how to be citizens? – CNN Opinion – Speaking of civics lessons.

Parenting

Abundance and sharing: How children learn to be generous – Camp Creek Blog

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