The number of homeschoolers grew by nearly twenty percent between 2007 and 20012. Not surprisingly, then, there has been increased attention on homeschooling from legislatures around the country. What is the appropriate role of the state in the lives of homeschoolers? Do I as a parent have the right to call all the shots for my [Read More…]
Pi day isn’t just for nerds. Kids love to discover pi for themselves. And eating pie isn’t half bad either!
After sharing for a bit, we sat for a moment in silent gratitude for the kingdoms of ancient Africa, for the work of Dr. King and others who gave up their lives for justice and peace, for the parents who make our class possible, and for the kids who worked so hard to make the day possible. And then we ate. [Read more…]
The secret to a good day of homeschool is the Field Trip. (cue angels and harps) The field trip is to a tough week of homeschool what sex often is after a big fight: it reminds you that you like each other and that things are probably going to be okY. (These lines are from [Read More…]
If I told you how many many edges and how many vertices were on a soccer ball, could you tell me how many faces were on it? No? Neither could I before a few weeks ago. The boys take a math class taught by MIT grad students. When they had to miss one week, I [Read More…]
This is what homeschooling looks like. Kind of boring, huh? [Read more…]