Tag Archives: Home-Schooling

Schoolish Thoughts: Doors

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” -Neil deGrasse Tyson Continue reading

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Schoolish Thoughts: Hey, Jen Hatmaker!

One of the greatest perks of homeschooling is The End-of-the-Year-Fade-Out. Continue reading

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Schoolish Thoughts: The Romeike Situation

The real issue here is not educational freedom. Continue reading

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Schoolish Thoughts: On Vocabulary or, eh…whatev…

We need to read. We need to see words. New words. Daily. Continue reading

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Schoolish Thoughts: Blinding Light Bulbs and Emotional Roller Coasters

Should I home-school?? Continue reading

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Schoolish Thoughts: On Wars and Rumors of Wars

Our scabs were torn off again, and my children’s hearts were too tender to hear the morning’s news and remain indifferent. Continue reading

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Schoolish Thoughts: The Red Frog

Some of the lessons we need to learn are not scheduled in the curriculum… Continue reading

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Schoolish Thoughts: Grammar with Augustus

By using a piece of fine writing as a springboard, interesting discussions start… Continue reading

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Schoolish Thoughts: The Value of Silly Old Bears, and Hums

I am coming to be of the opinion that no book is more valuable to one interested in developing thoughtful children who possess long attention spans, a love for words, and warm tender hearts than The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh… Continue reading

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Monopoly

Because I am a home-schooling mother and an unapologetic capitalist, we play a lot of Monopoly…

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