Calling all homeschool caregivers! Join us for a virtual meet-up where we’ll talk shop, learn about the Anythink resources that can help you and your child’s homeschool journey, and share best practices for home-learning. This program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email to registrants. Space is limited; registration required.
It’s that time of year again – back-to-school time. And for many parents it’s a time to start thinking of all the various schooling options available, including homeschooling.
In recent weeks, I have personally spoken to some of you brave souls who have decided to embark on this adventure of becoming both caregiver and teacher. As a homeschooling veteran (yes, I took two children from first grade to graduation day), I love to field questions, offer advice and most of all be a source of encouragement to new homeschoolers.
School’s nearly out, and that it means it’s time for:
Hanging out at the pool?
No, summer reading lists of course!
Summer reading is a long-standing tradition of assigning incoming 6th-12th graders books to read between July and August. The idea is to avoid the “summer slide,” an annual dip in students’ reading abilities over the vacation months, and to give English classes something to dive into right at the start of the next school year.
You know that feeling you have after finishing an extraordinary book? The feeling that makes you want to stand up and applaud and shout "bravo" while trying not to cry, even though you have a huge smile on your face? The kind of book that has you saying yes, yes, yes over and over inside your head and you find yourself trying to turn every discussion you have into a discussion about this special book?