Growing Up Unschooled: A Reflection Piece

by Rachel Nishikawa As a young child, I was exposed to the daily routine of adults working from home, so I would imitate what they did as if it were a game. What I remember most from these days was the adrenaline rush that came with the successful completion of a bright idea. Playing “pretend” for me was drawing up a new business logo for my imaginary company or turning my bedroom into a studio apartment. On the weekends, my neighbor...

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Willowbend Books – Morgan Horse Series — and More!

http://www.willowbendpublishing.com PO Box 304, Goshen, MA 01032 info@willowbendpublishing.com =============== 11 Morgan Horse Titles, in all, softcover, each over 220 pages Also, the Donkey Donk series Author: Ellen Feld, two-time winner of the Children’s Choices Award Age range: 9 to 13+ $9.95 each By Emerson Sandow To say that Ellen Feld is completely obsessed with Morgan horses is an understatement, but words cannot convey her...

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RightStart™ and Multiplication

By Joan A. Cotter, Ph.D., http://www.alabacus.com Multiplication has been the mathematical downfall of many children, not so much because of the algorithms, but memorizing the 100 facts. Before expecting the child to learn the facts, we need to teach the meaning of multiplication. Describing it as repeated addition is a limited view, which doesn’t work well for multiplying fractions or decimals. Since the primary application of...

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Attention all homeschooling families!

Have you been searching for a curriculum that teaches kids to explore the world around them, spark a love for learning, and develop authentic critical thinking skills? Look no further! The Bridgeway Academy’s All in One Grade Level Curriculum Kits have been designed to make homeschooling easier for parents, while tailoring curriculum to each individual student’s learning style and needs. Parents are given the tools they need to ensure...

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Pull Your Kids Out of School – Now!

Pull Your Kids Out of School — Now! #pullthemoutnow By Michael and Mary Leppert Dear Readers: I, Mary, was recently reading the Washington (DC) Examiner and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the following which is a result of the recent child abuse case in the Turpin family: “California Is Seeking To Treat Homeschool Families As Presumptive Child-Abusers Lawmakers in that state have indicated plans to categorically require...

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RightStart and Manipulatives

By Joan A. Cotter, Ph.D. Are manipulatives necessary for teaching math? What is their purpose? Are some manipulatives better than others? These are important questions to consider when teaching math to a child. A concrete manipulative is a physical object that a child handles in order to learn mathematics. Some math programs use no concrete manipulatives. Others use them only as a last resort when a child has difficulty understanding...

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