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Ten Thoughts Tuesday (The High School Edition!!)

Ten Thoughts Tuesday (The High School Edition!!)

1. Maggie started high school this week!! We are still homeschooling, but it’s HIGH SCHOOL, people! Transcripts and report cards and “credits” – it’s so strange. But it’s fun too! She is, thankfully, very internally driven and does not need me to encourage her to do her assignments. :) 2. We’re doing something different this year with … Continue reading

ASL – Signing as a Hearing Family (the Perks!)

  Have I mentioned lately how much I love signing? My family and I know quite a bit of American Sign Language (ASL). Well, we know many signs, but we typically use them as “signed English” (putting the signs in order as we do with English, which is not true ASL). I really enjoy communicating with my kids this way; it allows us to … Continue reading

Homeschool Beginnings ~ Part Two

Homeschool Beginnings ~ Part Two

In the two years that followed my realization that I wanted to homeschool Maggie, I had to find out what the laws/requirements were, figure out what and how I would teach her, and convince my husband that this whole thing was a good idea. ;) It was intimidating to know that there were laws in … Continue reading

Homeschool Beginnings ~ Part One

Homeschool Beginnings ~ Part One

I’m not sure how or why others decide to teach their children at home, but here is the first part of our story: Well, I can assure you that I never thought I’d be a homeschooling mom. I grew up going to a private school through tenth grade and then on to public school for my last two … Continue reading