Thursday, December 13, 2007

12 Blogs of Christmas

  1. How many children do you have / homeschool?--4/4

  2. How long have you been homeschooling?--We are in our 11th year

  3. Have they always been homeschooled, or did they ever go to public/private school?--My oldest went to preschool at the Lutheran preschool; went to 5th grade in a Seventh-day Adventist church school; has homeschooled the rest of the time; my second went to Kindergarten at the public school (but came home in March); attended a Seventh-day Adventist church school for 3rd grade; has homeschooled all the rest of the time; the younger two have only ever homeschooled.

  4. Do you plan on homeschooling until graduation?--As long as that is how long the Lord directs me to, yes!

  5. Do you belong to a co-op?--No

  6. Do you school all year long, or use some other schedule?--We basically school year around, usually taking December and July off.

  7. Do you use textbooks only, or do you like to supplement with other materials?--We use mostly unit/theme studies, as well as real-life experiences.

  8. Are field trips included in your school plans, or are they just family time?--Both!

  9. Do you and your kids do crafty stuff together for school time?--Actually they do crafty stuff with my mom, during school time!!

  10. Would you consider everyday household life stuff ‘home ec’?--You bet!

  11. Do you have any advice for new homeschoolers?--Try not to get overwhelmed with all the choices there are available, as far as curriculum is concerned. Relax, have fun, and just enjoy your children, especially while they are young! The time goes by soooo fast!!

  12. Do you have advice for homeschoolers with little ones under foot?--Try to get one on one time with your students, while the little ones nap. Have your olders take turns entertaining the younger ones, while working one on with in turn with the older ones. Have special toys or activities available for the younger ones.

This is my entry in the 12 Blogs of Christmas, sponsored by The Homeschool eStore.

This particular contest is found at TN mom with 3 kids.

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  1. Great advice/encouragement! Though this is my 6th year, 5 kids, things can get hairy...these are great to reminders.


  2. Hope you are doing well.


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