Miscellany

I lost track of who orig­i­nal­ly linked to what, so I can’t cred­it them prop­er­ly. But thank you to who­ev­er they all were, any­way! Filed under “anoth­er rea­son I’m proud to be a home­school­er”: Cal­i­for­nia court rules that pri­vate school can oust les­bian stu­dents. I do under­stand that it’s a pri­vate reli­gious school and that […]

Homeschooling High School in College?

It’s been SO long since I updat­ed things here! Not that I think any­body real­ly missed me, but still, I should have kept it up a bit bet­ter. Katie tried attend­ing a good high school near us and loved it. She got great grades, was cho­sen to work on the year­book (it’s a very competitive […]

Will we regret homeschooling later?

I don’t think so, hon­est­ly. And, if she’s any­thing like those who par­tic­i­pat­ed in a recent sur­vey, I don’t think Katie will, either. …accord­ing to “Home­school­ing Grows Up,” a research study on adults who were home­schooled, 74 per­cent of those who were home­schooled are cur­rent­ly home­school­ing their own children.…The “Home­school­ing Grows Up” sur­vey said that […]

From Katie: Learning by Doing

An awe­some arti­cle by Seed mag­a­zine (my cur­rent favorite mag­a­zine!) about learn­ing by doing. Appar­ent­ly, that’s how we learn best. When we learn by doing, we retain the infor­ma­tion we’ve learned much bet­ter than if it’s pre­sent­ed to us in an abstract way. How We Know: What do an alge­bra teacher, Toy­ota, and a classical […]

I’m a Student! But Still a Crip, Too

Well, I’m offi­cial­ly in school and off to a run­ning limp­ing start.  I made it to my sta­tis­tics class on Tues­day, but only after a nasty fall. I was only about 20 min­utes late, and the pro­fes­sor was more than under­stand­ing. I was utter­ly lost for the first part of the class, but by the end […]

Katie and high school

Katie is absolute­ly lov­ing school.  Well, she loves the social aspect, and the chal­lenge of inter­act­ing with new instruc­tors. She isn’t hap­py about liv­ing by a bell, and of course, all of us are adjust­ing to liv­ing on the school’s timetable in gen­er­al. At the end of the very first day, she called and asked […]

I need an empty nest icon

No, noth­ing shock­ing has hap­pened. But Katie did start school today, and I feel as if she’s done need­ing me. It did­n’t hit me near­ly this hard last year, for what­ev­er rea­son. It seems more “real” now. She’s just so grown up!  In years past, too, I stayed at home because I was home­school­ing. The Mom­my. Now, […]

In Transition

Katie is going to high school in a few weeks, as a tenth grad­er. The school is much larg­er than the one she attend­ed last fall—approximately the same pop­u­la­tion as my own alma mater when I was there. I, at least, will con­tin­ue to write here, as I’ve been inter­est­ed in home­school­ing and edu­ca­tion much longer […]

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