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“Beginning Your Journey,” by Karen M. Gibson http://www.leapingfromthebox.com/art/kmg/beginningjourney.html
“That Dreaded “S” Word,” by Sarah A. McUmber-House — But what about socialization?http://www.angelfire.com/mo/sasschool/socialization.html
“10 Ways to Ease into Homeschooling,” by Carolyn Morrison http://guiltfreehomeschooling.org/blog/2007/08/10-ways-to-ease-into-homeschooling.html
“Home School Burnout and How to Avoid It,” by Ellyn Davis http://www.homeschoolmarketplace.com/e-zines/ejournalmar0806.htm
“The Six-Lesson Schoolteacher,” by John Taylor Gatto – jaded view of what the public school really teaches http://www.cantrip.org/gatto.html
“Are You Missing Something,” by Martin & Carolyn Forte – What happens if you forget to teach something?http://www.excellenceineducation.com/are_you_missing_something.php
“The Baby Is the Lesson,” by Diane Hopkins – Christian perspective on homeschooling w/young children http://www.lovetolearn.net/policies/baby.lasso
“Tidal Homeschooling,” by Melissa Wiley – a style somewhere between Charlotte Mason & unschooling http://melissawiley.typepad.com/bonnyglen/2006/01/tidal_homeschoo.html
Homeschool Facts websitehttp://www.homeschoolfacts.com/index.php
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You Are Your Child’s First Teacher , by Rahima Baldwin Dancy
Playful Learning: An Alternate Approach to Preschool, by Anne Engelhardt
Fun with the Family Colorado, 5th (Fun with the Family Series), by Doris Kennedy
Learning All the Time, by John Holt?A fine work that discusses profound approaches to teaching and learning
The Read-Aloud Handbook: Sixth Edition (Read-Aloud Handbook), by Jim Trelease
Honey for a Child’s Heart, by Gladys Hunt
Books Children Love: A Guide to the Best Children’s Literature, by Elizabeth Wilson
Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense, by David Guterson A?great intro to homeschooling, and some of the reasons to consider it
The Three R’s, by Dr. Ruth Beechick (An Easy Start in Arithmetic, A Strong Start in Language, A Home Start in Reading)
You Can Teach Your Child Successfully: Grades 4-8, by Dr. Ruth Beechick
Discover Your Child’s Learning Style: Children Learn in Unique Ways – Here’s the Key to Every Child’s Learning Success, by Mariaemma Willis and Victoria Kindle Hodson
The Home School Source Book, by Jean & Donn Reed? – Peggy’s favorite – a resource book she refers to almost weekly
Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School, by Rebecca Rupp
What Your [Kindergartner, First Grader, …] Needs to Know (Core Knowledge series), by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
A Survivor’s Guide to Home Schooling, by Luanne Shackelford and Susan White
Homeschooling: Take a Deep Breath—You Can Do This!, by Terrie Lynn Bittner
The Relaxed Home School: a Family Production, by Mary Hood – Helps soothe frayed or worried nerves about how to start or keep going
The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook: a Creative and Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling, by Dr. Raymond and Dorothy Moore
A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning, by Karen Andreola
For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School, by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
When Children Love to Learn: A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason’s Philosophy for Today, edited by Elaine Cooper
The Original Homeschooling Series, 6 volumes by Charlotte M. Mason – Miss Mason’s original writings for those wanting more in depth information on her ideas.?
A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the 21st Century, by Oliver Van DeMille
The Well Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, by Susan Wise Bauer
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, by John Taylor Gatto
The Teenage Liberation Handbook: how to quit school and get a real life and education, by Grace Llewellyn
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Yes, it’s cleaning time at Homeschool in Longmont. And I found a few treasures that my boy doesn’t like. I thought I’d give a few of them away on-line. First, let me mention my other giveaway over at Longmont Homeschool group (yes, I have too many blogs).
Here at Niche Homeschool Group, I’m giving away TREND ENTERPRISES T-36005 PUZZLE WHAT GOES TOGETHER? This is a simple 2 piece puzzle game of things that go together such as a dog and a bone, a fish and a bowl. This game is in crisp condition. It’s just not my boy’s style. My girl would have loved it when she was younger. And apparently (since I have 2 of these darn things), I assumed that my boy would like them too.
So, if you’re interested in winning this great learning resource, just post a comment below with your website or blog address so I can contact you if you win (is there an easier way to do this folks? I’m new to this, so please let me know if there is!) . I’ll even give a bonus entry for anyone who publishes a post at their website about the giveaway. Just leave your entry permalink in your comment and mention that you posted about it. I’ll print ‘em up, cut ‘em all out and have Michelle over at An Organized Mess choose our winner the old fashioned way… by drawing a name out of a hat.
Deadline to comment is 11/23/2007 and the drawing will take place the next time I see Michelle.