2006 in Review: Homeschooling Blog at a Glance

As a new homeschooling blogger at Families.com, I wanted to know everything that has been discussed to date. In response to my own curiosity, and in an effort to make perusing our articles easier for you, our readers, I have compiled all of the blogs for the year 2006.

Deciding to Homeschool

Why homeschool

Am I qualified for this?

Reasons that Homeschooling Works!

My Most Important Advice for Homeschoolers.

The Cost of Homeschooling

Instead of standing up for their own
kids, why not stand up for all kids?

Disclaimer: I am hardly an expert in education.

Did You Know? ‘Empirical Evidence’ that Homeschooling
Works!

Getting Started
Getting Started in Homeschooling: Resources & Ideas
for the Novice

Ways to Make the Most Out of a Homeschooling Book Fair

Deschooling: The Fallacy of Comparing Children

Defending the choice to homeschool:

Legal Issues:

Home School Legal Defense Association

Equal Access Laws for Homeschoolers

Personal/Social & Issues:

Why I Homeschool: An Answer for Kaye

Mother Knows Best: Why I Homeschool, Part One

Mother Knows Best: Why I Homeschool, Part Two

10 Reasons I’m Thankful I’m Homeschooling

Reasons I Am Glad We Homeschool: Bad Days

Reasons I am glad I homeschool: Class Size

Reasons I am Glad We Homeschool: School Evacuations

Reasons I am glad we homeschool: Integration/Segregation issues.

Dr. Phil Doesn’t Get Homeschooling

The In-Laws and Your Homeschool

I Don’t Judge You for Not Homeschooling

Is it the product or the process?

Don’t Homeschool–You’ve Got PMS!

Those Blasted Grass Roots Movements

Home Schools Run by Well Meaning Amateurs: Part 1

Home Schools Run by Well Meaning Amateurs: Part 2

Proving it can be done in Australia

Discussion Points

Homeschool Socialization:

What About Socialization? Are Homeschoolers Deprived?

Homeschooling and Socialization

Things Homeschoolers Cannot Teach their Kids

The Questions Continue Part 3: The Big Socialization
Question

Homeschooling Days: Recess

The differences Between Homeschooling and Public School at Home

Homeschooling in Lieu of Suspension

Homeschoolers Control their Children’s Environment.

Who Says Homeschoolers Don’t Have a Prom?

Beating a Dead Horse (more on Socialization)

just stop answering the socialization question!

Dads and Homeschooling

Dads Homeschool Too

When My Husband Homeschools


Things Dad Can do to Support his Homeschooling Wife

Questions and Answers:

And What about the Prom? Silly answers to the silliest questions about homeschooling.

The Questions Continue Part 2: Q and A with Kaye

Parenting Gone Wrong–An Answer for Kaye

Homeschool Burnout:

Ten Tips On Reducing Homeschool Stress

Confessions of a Supermom: I
Never Burn Out

Confessions of a Supermom: Fun
Things We Do to Blow Off a School Day

Confessions of a Supermom: The
Doldrums

Confessions of a Supermom: The
Big Picture

10 Ways for a Homeschooling Mom to Support Herself.

Misc.

Homeschooling for the Long Haul

When Homeschooling Isn’t Working

Homeschooling Sectarianism & How It Hurts Us

When You Should Reconsider Homeschooling

11 Resources for Distance Learning (Plus resources for Special Needs!)

Why You Should Keep Good Records–Even If You Don’t Have
To

Keeping Up with the Jones

Do Not Instill a Love of Learning in Your Children

The Power of Loving to Learn

Hugging to Educate

The Dangers of Short Term Homeschooling (Part I)

The Dangers of Short Term Homeschooling Part II

The Deschooling Series: The
Fallacy of Traditional School

Quarterlies,and attendance

IHIPs, Quarterlies and Attendance: Oh My! Part 2 :IHIPs

IHIPs Quarterlies & Attendance: Oh My!Part 4 :Annual Assessments

Objectively Evaluating My Perfect and Precious Darlings

How Not to Grade Your Child

Special Needs:

Homeschooling Your ADHD Child

Dyslexia and Homeschooling – A Learning Challenge Shared
By Many

7 Tips for Beginning to Homeschool a Child With an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Protecting your Special Needs Homeschool

Homeschooling Special Needs Kids: Resources

Homeschooling by age group

Tips for Homeschooling Multi Aged Children

Preschool:

Homeschooling Multi-Aged Children: Setting Up a Preschool
Learning Area

What Your Preschooler Should Know: Part II

What Your Preschooler Should Know: Part II

What Your Preschooler Should Know: Part 3

Preschool at Home

Why I Don’t Believe in Early Childhood Education

Academic Readiness Skills for Young Children

Tips for Home schooling Multi-Aged Children: Printable
Worksheets for Preschoolers

Great Books for Preschoolers

Elementary

What Your Kindergartner Should Know: Language Arts

What Your Kindergartner Should Know: Mathematics

What Should Your Kindergartner Know Part 1: Social Studies

Suggested Reading List for Kindergarteners

What Your First Grader Should Know: Math

What Your First Grader Should Know: Language Arts

What Your First Grader Should Know: Science

What Your First Grader Should Know: Social Studies

1st Grade Reading List

What Your Second Grader Should Know: Math

What
Your Second Grader Should Know: Science

What Your Second Grader Should Know in Social Studies

Second Grade Reading List

Third
Grade Reading Lists

Fourth Grade Reading Lists

Reading List for Fifth Grade

Homeschooling Days: Reading

Middle School

Sixth Grade Reading List

Seventh Grade Reading Lists

High School

Recommended Reading for the Tenth Grade

Ninth Grade Reading List

Reading List for Twelfth Grade

College Prep

Colleges and Universities That Have Accepted
Homeschoolers

Preparing the Homeschool Portfolio

Can Homeschoolers Go To College?

Homeschoolers at Harvard? Colleges Seek Homeschoolers.

Homeschooling Groups

Homeschool Co-ops

Scheduling your Time:

Homeschooling on a Public School Schedule

Creating a Homeschool Schedule

Why We’re Not Going Back to
School
(year round homeschooling)

Learning styles:

Learning Styles for Home Schoolers

Teaching Your Visual Learner

The Mystery of Learning

Teaching Your Tactile Learner

Teaching Your Auditory Learner

Homeschool Curriculum & Resources:

Choosing Your Curriculum

7 Ways to Make the Most Out of a Homeschooling Book Fair

Language Arts:

Online Children’s Books

15 Writing Prompts for Thanksgiving

Writing Activities and Ideas for the Reluctant Writer

46 Alternatives to Writing a Book Report

Books for Homeschoolers, in Review: Vocabulary Cartoons

Homeschooling Days: The Family Journal & Writing

Phonics Activities: Teaching Phonics at Home

A Slanguage Activity From Down Under

Aussie Slanguage An English Language Lesson from Down Under.

Building a Homeschool Library: The Classics (Part I)

Building a Homeschool Library: The Classics (Part II)

No Handwriting on the Walls?

Homeschooling Days: Reading

Reading to Children

Mc Guffey’s Eclectic Readers

Tips for Teaching Penmanship (pt 1)

Tips for Teaching Penmanship (pt 2)

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Word of The Day:
Syncretism (seen-kru-tism)

Vocabulary Word of the Day: Exacerbate (egg-za-sir-bate)

Vocabulary Word of the Day: Mediocrity (meed-ee-ock-ritty)

Vocabulary Word of the Day: Autodidact (auto-die-dakt)

Vocabulary Word of The Day:Extreme (ex-treem)

Fine Arts

The Questions Continue Part 1: We love Art, Music and P.E.

A Few of My Favorite Things: Music at Home

A Few of My Favorite Things: Art

Foreign Language

10 Good Reasons for Foreign Languages

History

Commemorating the Constitution – Attention Utah Residents!

Geography

A Few of My Favorite Things: Geography

Math

What Your Second Grader Should Know: Math

What Your Kindergartner Should Know: Mathematics

What Your Second Grader Should Know: Math

Learning Wrap-Ups

Mental Math

Science

The HENSE Club: Inertia

Science at Home: Super Solutions

My Very Excited Mother Just Ate Nine: Living History and Homeschooling

Homeschool Philosophies

Charlotte Mason

Homeschooling Philosophies: The Charlotte Mason Method

Classical or Trivium

What is Classical Education?

Eclectic:

Curriculum
Options- Traditional Religious Instruction

This Isn’t A One Room School House Kind of Thing – Virtual Learning and Umbrella Schools

So what Exactly is Relaxed Homeschooling?

A Day in the Life of a Relaxed Homeschooler

A Day in the Life of a Relaxed Homeschooler, Part III

A Day in the Life of a Highly Regulated Relaxed
Homeschooler

A Day in the Life of a Highly Regulated Relaxed
Homeschooler–Part 2

Schools for your Homeschooled Kids

Montessori Homeschooling

Montessori Homeschooling

Unit Study

A Unit Study Starter on Backyard Astronomy

A Unit Study Starter on Castles and Medieval Life

How to Plan a Unit Study

Unschooling:

The Unschooling Dilemma

Uneducated Unschoolers on the
Loose

Resources for the Unschooler

Coloring The Lines

Extra Curricular activities

Field Trips

Stop being a Slave to your Curriculum!

Homeschooling Multi-Aged Children: Museum Memberships

Fun Stuff:

Thoughts On Spring Break –
Homeschooling and Having Fun!

Ways to Keep Learning Fun

Confessions of a Supermom: Fun
Things We Do to Blow Off a School Day

Scrabble as a Learning Tool

Monopoly as a Learning Tool

Creative Celebrations: Homeschool Activities for August.

Homeschooling During Summer Vacation:
Creating a Summer Scrapbook

Homemade Play Dough and Clay Recipes

Free stuff:

Homeschooling for Free

Cool tools:

Lapbooking: The Newest Craze

Using Monday Night Football for Tuesday’s Lessons

Flat Traveling: We love Stanley!

Free Reading Posters

Holiday Homeschooling

7 Thanksgiving Math Activities

25 Books Thanksgiving

The Homeschoolers’ Advent Calendar: The North Pole

A Homeschooler’s Advent
Calendar: Tis the Season for Writing

The Homeschoolers’ Advent Calendar: Holiday Books to Treasure

The Homeschoolers’ Advent Calendar: Community Service

The Homeschooler’s Advent Calendar: Handel’s Messiah

The Homeschooler’s Advent
Calendar: Crafty Activities at Families.com

The Homeschoolers’ Advent Calendar: The Polar Express by
Chris Van Allsburg

The Homeschoolers’ Advent Calendar: Gingerbread
Structures

The Homeschoolers’ Advent Calendar: Christmas Science

The Homeschoolers’ Advent Calendar: The BIG Shopping Day

5 Great Christmas Gifts for the Homeschooling Family on Your List

10 Items Homeschoolers Will Want For Christmas

Taking a Holiday Break?

A Homeschooled Christmas

Creative Celebrations: Home School Activities for July

Tips and Ideas:

Using Intrinsic Rewards

Using Educational Television Programs

You Have to Have Spunk to Homeschool

Safety: What You Should Teach

The Elusive Homeschooling Schedule

Your Homeschool Bloggers

Valorie Delp:
Why I Homeschool: An Answer for Kaye

*For State Requirements, look for the list compiled by Valorie Delp

Andrea Hermitt:
New Homeschool Blogger Introduction

I hope you enjoyed this year in Review. I designed it as an outline so you can come back often and use it again and again to get all the information you need.

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