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Articles in category: Grammar Stage (ages 4 to 11)

Why a Lead Learner Will Never Be a Fully-Rendered Panda

I don’t remember why we were talking about math curricula, but Julie, a friend of mine who home-educates her children, was clearly frustrated with solutions manuals and answer keys.   “They give you a few steps to get started, and then abruptly jump to the solution...
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The Penelope

Characters: Socrates, a famous philosopher Penelope, a home school mom Penelope: Socrates, I am pleased to meet you. I hear you know stuff. Can you tell me how someone becomes a Lead Learner? Socrates: Nice to meet you, Penelope. I don’t know much at all, so I am...
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What Can Potlucks Teach Us About Choosing Curriculum?

When my daughter was young, church potlucks marked the high point of her month. She eagerly anticipated these gatherings for the sheer number of choices, the novelty of getting to try dishes that didn’t normally appear on our table at home, and most of all, the allure...
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Record Keeping that Aims for Heaven Part Two: Seek the “maximums”

The first part of this article offered some examples of questions that I believe need to be asked and answered about keeping home education records. In contemplating those questions, homeschooling families can come to understand the purposes and principles behind the...
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Record Keeping that Aims for Heaven Part One: Dwell with the principles you value

Life in the twenty-first century insists we wear all sorts of hats, doesn’t it? Homeschooling, in particular, demands that we don not only the many hats required to function in our complex world, but also put on all those that are related to what our culture entitles “...
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