Re: [seviercountysecularhomeschool] Re: Getting ready to homeschool
- Hi Debi,Please forgive me for taking so long to get this info to you. It's been crazy here. We signed up to do soccer pictures for the AYSO. I immediatly regret that decision.Anyway, here are some of the links I told you about.The Farm School-Various Yahoo groups-Homeschool magazine-http://www.secular-homeschooling.com/001/bitter_homeschooler.html - article from the magazine that is very funnyAs far as books, I would recommend "The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling" and "100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum." Both of them have a Christian slant to them, but they will help you decide on the best methods to use and good places to start looking for Curriculum.If there's anything I can do for you, please feel free to call me at 202-4032.John Kenney"Those who would give up essential liberty
to purchase a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety."Benjamin FranklinGot to www.icaucus.org to see how to preserve
your liberty.----- Original Message -----From: deb7654321Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 8:21 PMSubject: [seviercountysecularhomeschool] Re: Getting ready to homeschool
Thanks for the response.
If my schedule permits, I'd like to drop by the park on Thursday. Nick will be in school, but perhaps I can talk to parents and observe.
Do you meet at the Sevierville park - where the pool is?
--- In seviercountysecular homeschool@ yahoogroups. com, "rebatey" <rbatey@...> wrote:
> Hi Debi,
> Good luck homeschooling your grandson. We have a 7 year old girl, Alex, who started
> reading early at 4 years old and is now very advanced in that area, so I guess we are a
> success story. That is partly what prompted us to homeschool. We are not using any formal
> curriculum, preferring the opposite "unschooling" (or "guided learning") approach. What we
> have been serious about is instilling a love for reading and a love for learning and that has
> made the work of schooling much easier. We really have not seen the need for curricula but
> instead put together our own materials and activities from the library, the internet, friends
> and even made-up projects. We have also found certain games to be very helpful such as
> Boggle for word confidence, Yahtzee for adding, etc.
> Hope this helps. We have an informal group that meets most Thursdays at the Sevierville Park
> and occasional field trips.
> Robert and Dana