July 19, 2016

Freedom’s Journey is an awesome two-semester US History class that is being offered by my friend, and veteran homeschool mom, Teri House. Teri has been teaching this course for four years as part of a Thomas Jefferson Education co-op, but now that her own children are...

May 5, 2015

A Facebook friend linked to this post, and I thought is share it here. (My only addition to this article would be how exposure to rich, creative literature nurtures this kind of play.)

The Value of Play

May 2, 2015

Beginning homeschooling can be both challenging and exhilarating. But beginning homeschooling with an infant or toddler in tow can quickly move from exhilarating to overwhelming. I chatted with some veteran homeschool moms yesterday, and they shared with me some tips t...

April 28, 2015

While chatting with some homeschool buddies the other day, I remembered another great California field trip, Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma.

Cabrillo offers insights into different periods of California’s history: starting with the museum detailing Juan...

April 21, 2015

My last post described how the theme of California history and westward expansion can be turned into a vibrant, eclectic homeschool curriculum.

Here, I want to offer an extended booklist on the topic of westward expansion. I think most of the books on the list are suit...

April 21, 2015

Becoming an expert book hunter is a high priority for homeschool moms (and dads and kids): it saves money on book purchases and gives you a much wider variety of book choices than you thought possible.

The first step is to find your local library branch and the website...

April 15, 2015

A friend of a friend has two soon-to-be fourth graders and wants to start homeschooling next fall (and this summer). She is pretty sure that she doesn’t want her homeschool to look like school-at-home, but otherwise she doesn’t know where to begin.

Here are my recommend...

October 17, 2014

Ever heard of Neither had I until a friend at our Park Day group mentioned it a few weeks ago. This friend teaches science for her homeschool co-op and spent the summer researching curricula for this year’s class: middle and high school physics. She deci...

October 18, 2013

The beauty of science, art, and homeschool collide when students pursue their interests on their time.

Homeschool student, Michael G, is a competitive skateboarder who recently took up photography using a Nikon 35mm digital slr camera.

While researching photo techniques,...

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