Ft. Yargo State Park

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on November 15, 2012. Autumn is the perfect time for getting out into nature, and we residents of Barrow County can’t forget the treasure that is in our own backyard: Fort Yargo State Park.  At least 400,000 people visit Ft. Yargo every year, and aren’t we lucky … Continue reading Ft. Yargo State Park

GA HB 39: Georgia Homeschooling Law Changes Beginning 2012 / 2013 School Year

{How to Homeschool in Georgia} Since the deadline for submitting a Declaration of Intent to Homeschool is September 1st, I thought I would repost this column I wrote earlier in the summer.  Last night I submitted our Declaration of Intent to Homeschool on the Georgia Dept. of Education's website, and it could not have been … Continue reading GA HB 39: Georgia Homeschooling Law Changes Beginning 2012 / 2013 School Year

GA HB 39: Georgia Homeschooling Law Changes Beginning 2012 / 2013 School Year

{How to Homeschool in Georgia} UPDATES: Since writing this column, the Georgia Department of Education has updated their website.  All the instructions and online forms (which look very simple!) can be accessed by clicking here. JULY 2013: Additional changes have been made to the law. Starting this month, Georgia homeschoolers do not have to submit … Continue reading GA HB 39: Georgia Homeschooling Law Changes Beginning 2012 / 2013 School Year

November & Thanksgiving Activities With Small Children

In an earlier post, I mentioned that I wanted to create history lessons around each holiday this year.  In addition to this, I want to do general activities to celebrate each season.  However, I still feel the need to keep things extremely simple with my boys.  At ages 5 & 2, they just aren't ready … Continue reading November & Thanksgiving Activities With Small Children

Interview with the Bells, a homeschooling family in Georgia

{Interview with a homeschooling family.} This is just a note to let you know that my column of the interview with the Bell family has been posted online!  Click here to read the column.  And if you haven't already, you might want to check out my special edition to this column ~ I posted the script … Continue reading Interview with the Bells, a homeschooling family in Georgia