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Thank you for your interest in my blog. Listed below are some of my posts that are specifically about homeschooling.

I am always available to offer support and encouragement to homeschoolers.  E-mail me at shellipabis (at) gmail (dot) com.

I also welcome ideas for future posts.


FOR GEORGIA HOMESCHOOLERS

How to Homeschool in Georgia

Georgia Homeschool Groups

Please click here for my other posts specific to Georgia homeschoolers.  I have so many that I decided to put them on their own page!

INTRODUCTORY

FAQ – My attempt to answer questions I frequently get when people hear that we’re homeschooling.  I’ll update this page as needed.

My Reasons For Thinking About Homeschooling

Concerns About Homeschooling: Socialization

Concerns About Homeschooling: Financial & “What’s the family gonna say?”

In Response to a Teacher’s Questions about Homeschooling – more reasons/concerns

The Homeschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith

What qualifications are required of parents who homeschool?

What Are We Preparing Our Children For?

My Practice Homeschooling Year Is Over…What Did I Learn?

On Homeschooling, Socialization and Religion (Part 1)

Homeschooling and Socialization (Part 2)

HOW WE HOMESCHOOL

My Definition of Child-led Learning

Our Homeschool Mission

Setting Our Homeschool Priorities for Two Boys, ages 5 and 2  (For follow-up posts, look below under “Kindergarten.”)

Supporting Your Child’s Interests Is a Good Thing

Learning Is Like a Chain Link Fence

Homeschooling: A Room for Learning – We converted our dining room into an “activity room”

Recording A Homeschool Student’s Progress: The Homeschool Portfolio, Part 1

Back to Homeschool (Sept. 2012)

Back to Homeschool Update (Sept. 2012)

TEACHING READING

Homeschooling: A Fun Sight Word Game

Review: Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Fostering a Book Time Ritual

Intentional Reading Using Georgia’s PINES Online Library Catalog

How I’ve Taught Kindergarten Reading

TEACHING MATH

Homeschooling Kindergarten Math

PROJECT-BASED HOMESCHOOLING

Introduction: 

Experimenting with Project-based Homeschooling, Part 1 (refers to Experimenting with Project-based Learning, Part 1 at the Barrow Journal)

Kindergarten Projects:

Homeschooling: A Look At Our Hammerhead Shark Project (Part 2 of Project-based Learning))

How to Build a Wildlife Habitat in Your Yard

Music Appreciation with Beethoven

A Kindergarten Child-Led Project: Seeds, Plants, Gardening

The Eastern King Snake & Our Snake Project

A Child-Led Project: The Celery Lettuce Cake

Using Storytelling and Puppet Shows in Homeschool

Raising Tadpoles

1st GRADE

Graduating to Kindergarten or 1st Grade?

KINDERGARTEN

Homeschooling a Kindergartener with a Toddler in the House

Kindergarten and Homeschooling – Wondering whether or not I should send my early five-year-old boy to kindergarten.

How to Homeschool Kindergarten (with information on the law in Georgia)

Happy Birthday to My Boys and Kindergarten Goals for this Year (2011/2012)

(For kindergarten projects, see under “Project-based Homeschooling.”)

Setting Our Homeschool Priorities for Two Boys, ages 5 and 2

Homeschool Priorities Part 2: Imagination * Play * Motion * Literature

Homeschool Priorities Part 3: Exploration * Nature

Homeschool Priorities Part 4: Teaching him how to find answers

Homeschool Priorities Part 5: Spend Quality, Stress-free Time Together 

Homeschool Priorities Part 6 of 6: Teaching Responsibility 

Fostering a Book Time Ritual

Intentional Reading Using Georgia’s PINES Online Library Catalog

How I’ve Taught Kindergarten Reading

Homeschooling Kindergarten Math

What’s A Mama To Do Without Nap Time?

Using Storytelling and Puppet Shows in Homeschool

Graduating to Kindergarten or 1st Grade?

A Homeschool Pre-Kindergarten Graduation

PRESCHOOL

Homeschooling a Preschooler with a Baby in the House, Part 1  (refers to The Efforts of Homeschooling a Preschooler at the Barrow Journal)

Homeschooling a Preschooler, Part 2 (refers to Teaching Preschoolers at Home at the Barrow Journal) – Activities we did for homeschooling preschool

Online Resources for Homeschooling a Preschooler, Part 3 (refers to Internet as a Teaching Tool at the Barrow Journal, but you’ll find all the links on the blog post.)

How I taught my son his ABCs, 123s, and a little bit of my philosophy too

Setting Our Homeschool Priorities for Two Boys, ages 5 and 2  (For follow-up posts, look below under “Kindergarten.”)

RAISING AND EDUCATING BOYS (which will pertain to some girls too!)

Worthy Reads about Raising and Educating Boys

Kindergarten and Homeschooling – Wondering whether or not I should send my early five-year-old boy to kindergarten.

Book Review: The Wonder of Boys by Michael Gurian (my column at the Barrow Journal)

Book Review: Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph

Boys Like to Build

Boys Like to Build Outside Too

LEARNING STYLES/INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

Introverts and Coffeeshops

Happy Birthday Three-year-old (introduction to a Tactile Learner)

STORYTELLING AS A TEACHING TOOL

Storytelling, Murder and what that has to do with Homeschooling

Book Review: Tell Me a Story by Chase Collins ~or~ How I Use Storytelling as a Teaching Tool

How I Use Storytelling to Enrich the Lives of My Children

Two Stories I Made Up For My Five-Year-Old – to Show That YOU Can Do It Too!

The Benefits of Storytelling

Using Storytelling and Puppet Shows in Homeschool

Guest Post at Simple Homeschool: Using Storytelling in Your Home Education

To see all my future posts about storytelling, see The Storytelling Advocate

THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY

The Benefits of Playing Make-Believe (links to The Benefits of Playing Make-Believe at the Barrow Journal) – refers to “Tools of the Mind”

The Importance of Play in Children’s Lives

Let Them Play in the Mud, and They’ll Fondly Remember Their Childhoods

GETTING OUR KIDS INTO NATURE

Hiking 101: Getting the Family Into Nature

Homeschool Priorities 3: Exploration * Nature

Knee-High Naturalist Class at the Sandy Creek Nature Center in Athens, Georgia

A Kindergarten Child-Led Project: Seeds, Plants, Gardening

Free places to take kids in Athens, Georgia

Just for Fun: Our Trip to Anna Ruby Falls

My Childhood Memories in Nature

Hiking at Harris Shoals Park

The Lake Loop Trail at Unicoi State Park

Watson Mill Bridge State Park

Lessons Learned in the Garden

TRADITIONS / RITUALS / HOLIDAYS

Creating New Family Traditions

Gift Ideas for Home Educators

November & Thanksgiving Activities with Small Children

December & Christmas Activities with Small Children

Hiking 101: Getting the Family Into Nature

January / February Activities with Small Children

Native American Day (September 28, 2012)

MOTHERHOOD

Every Mother’s Experience Is Different (refers to Every Mother’s Experience Is Different in the Barrow Journal)

Homeschooling’s Biggest Challenge: No Break for Mama (refers to Mommy’s “Me Time” in the Barrow Journal)

The Best-laid Plans of Parents with Small Children – Experiencing the terrible twos on Thanksgiving Day.

Getting An Education Through My Kids

Nurturing Creativity and A Free Give-Away (Give-away is now closed, but if you are looking for inspiration to be creative while rearing children, you’ll want to read about this inexpensive e-book available to you.)

What’s A Mama To Do Without Nap Time?

I Ain’t Perfect: Confessions of a Homeschooling Mom

Cleaning the House with Young Children

How Can a Mama Schedule Creativity Into Her Life?

There is no consensus on how to raise kids.

HOMESCHOOLING IN THE MEDIA

Secular Homeschooling Is On The Rise

What Labels Are We Placing on Homeschoolers?

In Response to a Teacher’s Questions about Homeschooling

INTERVIEWS WITH OTHER HOMESCHOOLERS

Interview with a Former Homeschool Student

Interview with Homeschooled Student Rachel Foy

Interview with Barrow County Homeschooling Family: The McGarrys

Interview with Barrow County Homeschooling Family: The Bells

MISCELLANEOUS

Why I Love LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

Will T.V. Hurt My Kids? Part 1 of 3

Will T.V. Hurt My Kids? Part 2 of 3

Educational Television for Kids, Part 3 of 3

“Children generally start out that way…”

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