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Military Bases Embrace Homeschooling

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Image from news article AP Photo/Susan Walsh

In recent years more and more parents have opted to take control of their children’s education and started homeschooling them. This trend is also being seen on many military installations as well, today more military parents are opting to homeschool their children than ever before.

The average military family moves every three years, which means the children in those families have to change schools once every three years. Those changes can be hard on both the children and the parents. This may help explain why this trend is growing even faster on military bases.

About three percent of children are homeschooled in America, and it’s estimated that nearly nine percent of children from military families are homeschooled. (Military Child Education Coalition) Homeschooling for military families seems to make very good sense and offers more flexibility and control for everyone concerned.

The following story By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press found on silina.com sheds more light on this growing trend at our military bases.

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Autumn Homeschooling

Autumn HomeschoolingBelieve it or not history was one of my favorite subjects when I was in school so I can really relate to Joy’s excitement about studying Early Modern History this year.

I just love reading Joy’s blog posts at Artful Homemaking and this one recently caught my eye and I just had to share with you hear. In it she talks about being thankful, scheduling, history, reading aloud, living books, picture books, baking, marble painting, and in the end everyone enjoyed s’mores… wow I just don’t know how she does it all.

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Factional Math Game

fractional math gameHere’s a simple but fun game that will help your children understand fractions.

Supplies needed:
Fraction Strips/Tiles
Fraction Dice

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50 Autumn Play and Art Activities for Kids

Autumn activities for homeschool learning and funNow that schools back in and the autumn leaves are beginning to appear it’s time to start thinking about ways to use this seasonal change as a learning tool. What better way to do this then to incorporate it into fun autumn play and craft activities.

That’s why we were so happy to have stumbled upon this next blog post on “The Imagination Tree” as it features a collection of no less than 50 autumn play and art activities for kids.

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No Child Left Behind

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 commonly referred to as (NCLB) became law on January 8th 2002. The Act requires all states to develop assessments in basic skills which are to be given to all students at select grade levels. But are these assessments fair for children with low IQ’s and learning disabilities?

The article below is one person’s take on this law. Once you’ve read this article we’d love to here your thoughts on this controversial law.

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