Homeschooling Week in Review: September 17 to September 22

Welcome to the home school blog’s week in review. If you have some reading to catch up on, here’s the place to start. As always, we welcome comments and suggestions if you have any ideas of things you’d like us to cover.

Homeschooling Resources this Week

Chele has introduced a new feature to the home schooling blog that many of you have been very happy to see: The Homeschooling Resource of the Day. In it she shares websites, a word and journal prompt of the day, and a book of the day. Rather than link them under the individual days, I thought it would be more convenient to link them in one spot.







September 17 The New Genre of Homeschooling Parent by Valorie Delp

It used to be that homeschoolers were pioneers and ‘rebels’ in the sense that they felt they were completely sufficient to teach their children. As home schooling has become more mainstream, home schooling parents have become more main stream. I’m wondering though, if this is a good thing?

Organizing and Storing Homeschooling Materials by Michele Thorne

Check this blog for some great ideas and tips on how to organize and store your materials when you’re tight on space.

September 18 Educational Moments by Michele Thorne

All of us homeschoolers have them: those moments when our kids see the wonder and delight in learning in their natural environment. It could be that you’ve spotted a cobweb while you’re outside which leads to a whole conversation on spiders and insects. Most of all these little moments are unplanned and happen naturally.

September 19 What Homeschoolers Should Know About the Universal PK Agenda by Valorie Delp

The push towards making preschool public and free for all is also a push towards lowering the compulsory age on school attendance. Homeschoolers need to be aware of these issues, especially given that would be presidential hopefuls are campaigning and education is a hot topic.

The Problems and Solutions of Delving Further into a Topic by Michele Thorne

I’m sure we’ve all had experiences where the questions are never ending and whatever we are studying is so fascinating to our children that they would be content to study just that one thing for the next several years! Read Chele’s take on why this can be a problem and how to solve it without crushing your child’s natural curiosity.