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10 Questions to Help Gauge the Quality of Your Child's Education BY LINDA DOBSON The way the public school system [...]
Homeschooling Resources: Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month! BY REBECCA RUPP All right, everybody – JUNE is NATIONAL FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES MONTH. Which isn’t to say that June is the only time for fresh fruit and vegetables. Still, it’s always fun to celebrate. My latest non-fiction book, How Carrots Won the Trojan [...]
Homeschooling Resources: Trains! BY REBECCA RUPP EDITOR'S NOTE: May 11, 2013, was officially NATIONAL TRAIN DAY. But despite the fact that I slept through knowledge of it on the special day, I know that the following list of resources is too useful and brimming with resources your children will love to keep under wraps for another whole year - [...]
Awesome Lists for Homeschooling Families BY LINDA DOBSON In today's wired world, there are so many resources available for homeschooling families and others who appreciate fun learning opportunities outside the schoolhouse walls that a parent could spend so much time looking for resources that there's no time left for the fun! In the [...]
Homeschooling Resources MARCH IS NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH! LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE GIRLS! BY REBECCA RUPP March is National Women’s History Month – all 31 days of it – and luckily there are dozens of wonderful books and resources to go along with it. And, of course, they’re not just for girls. Check out some of [...]
Freebie February for Your Homeschool I'm excited to announce that Parent at the Helm is going to be a part of Homeschool.com’s first ever, Freebie February! During Freebie February, educational websites, curriculum providers, and authors, offer free samples of their curricula and free copies of their books to the members and guests of [...]
Homeschooling Resources: It's Soup Month! BY REBECCA RUPP January is National Soup Month! Check out this list for soup stories, soup poems, historical soup, scientific soup, artistic soup (well, artistic soup cans), and even soup on the silver screen. National Soup Month In Kate Banks’s Alphabet Soup (Dragonfly Books, 1994), a little [...]
Homeschooling Resources: Let It Snow! BY REBECCA RUPP Got snow? Whether you do or not, it’s fun stuff. Check out these books and resources – and included, for those who don’t, are sources for making your very own snow. Ezra Jack Keats’s 1963 Caldecott-Medal-winning The Snowy Day (Viking Juvenile, 2011) is a beloved classic about a [...]
Did You Know These Women Were Homeschooled? BY LINDA DOBSON It's interesting to see how many firsts, founders, feminists, and reformers appear when we visit historical women who were homeschooled. Famous Homeschooled Women For starters, there's Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906), the reformer and women's rights leader. Susan could read and [...]
Homeschooling Resources: Studying Squirrels BY REBECCA RUPP October not only features Columbus Day, Leif Erikson Day, Pablo Picasso’s birthday, and Halloween – it’s SQUIRREL AWARENESS MONTH! Become a citizen squirrel scientist! Project Squirrel at http://www.projectsquirrel.org wants volunteers of all ages from [...]
Homeschooling Resources: Electing a President By Rebecca Rupp Who says you’re too young to vote? Make your voice known! Register online (it’s free) at the National Student Mock Election at http://www.nationalmockelection.org/ and cast your vote for president. Also available at the website are detailed downloadable lesson plans and [...]