Miscellaneous

Worksheets

Posted by on May 19, 2009 at 10:48 am

“Worksheets” can be almost synonymous with “boring.” For some homeschool families, the opportunity to switch from endless worksheets to hands-on learning is one of the reasons they’ve chosen to homeschool. So I was a bit surprised when my sons disagreed with me as I sympathized with them about having to do worksheets.

Skills and Knowledge

Posted by on February 11, 2009 at 10:00 am

-by Mimi Rothschild Are you struggling between giving your students the knowledge they need in the form of information, and helping them develop the skills they’ll need for life? It can be a tough choice. We have limited time, and lots to cover. Sometimes we feel that knowing about Shakespeare might not be as important [...]

The Light at the Beginning of the Tunnel

Posted by on March 13, 2008 at 3:45 pm

  By: Michael C. Broome Home schooling is not only a right of each and every American, it is also a joy with blessings that many home schoolers wouldn’t trade for anything. Not just the children, but the mothers and fathers that give so much of their time to ensure their children have the best [...]

Teaching Strategies for Home School Students with ADD

Posted by on October 18, 2007 at 6:49 am

 By Mimi Rothschild More and more homeschooling parents have asked me about Attention Deficit Disorder and the best way to homeschool their children who have ADD or ADHD.  I found this list of ADD/ADHD resources online, I thought I’d share it with everyone. “Excerpted from Teaching Strategies: Education of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Effective classroom [...]

The Grace Academy Summer Reading List and Summer Programs

Posted by on June 6, 2007 at 10:43 am

By Mimi Rothschild What are your homeschoolers doing this summer? Going back in time? Sailing on the high seas? Hanging out with the three little pigs? Summer is the perfect time for homeschoolers to improve their readings skills and have a blast while doing it. We’ve compiled a comprehensive summer reading list for each Grace [...]

Homeschoolers Safe as Lecturer Encourages Public School Students to Have Sex and Do Drugs

Posted by on June 6, 2007 at 9:41 am

By Mimi Rothschild On April 10th two different speakers encouraged students at Boulder Valley High School in Colorado to have sex and use drugs at a required attendance lecture entitled “STDs: Sex, Teens and Drugs.” State lawmakers are furious over what was said at the lecture and are trying to fire Superintendent George Garcia. What [...]

Famous Homeschoolers Who Changed the World

Posted by on May 31, 2007 at 2:12 pm

By Mimi Rothschild Some of the most famous artists, composers, writers, judges, inventors, religious leaders, and presidents in the world were homeschooled. It’s no coincidence that some of the most brilliant minds in history were developed and challenged in homeschools. A homeschooler’s education isn’t limited by one dimensional curriculums like those offered by public schools. [...]

Homeschool World Series

Posted by on May 24, 2007 at 9:13 am

By Mimi Rothschild Congratulations to all the teams that qualified for the Homeschool World Series tournament in Pensacola, Florida this week. Listen to the live internet broadcast for today’s championship game here. The Homeschool World Series Association is a nonprofit organization that coordinates varsity-level baseball competition throughout North America. The Homeschool World Series Association seeks [...]

The Questionable Future of Abstinence Education

Posted by on May 10, 2007 at 1:42 pm

By Mimi Rothschild The fate of abstinence education is up in the air, as evidenced by current educational policy changes in the state of Washington.  This YouTube video illustrates the implication of such legislation. The best way to fight this kind of legislation is to pull our children out entirely.  Public sex education programs tend [...]

Stupid in America

Posted by on May 4, 2007 at 4:31 pm

John Stossel’s “Stupid in America” is not a new documentary. However, I think it’s important that we revisit this landmark documentary every once in a while and discuss its implications. It’s clear that socialism simply does not work. Why do we use this outmoded system in education? What makes this video stand out is its [...]