Monday, December 17, 2007

Contest for Homeschoolers

Homeschoolers are always looking for free stuff! There is a contest going on that could earn you $50 gift certificate for homeschool estore. Head over to Just Some Stuff for the rules and details.

  1. How many children do you have / homeschool? - Four, but only two are school age.
  2. How long have you been homeschooling? This is the fourth year.
  3. Have they always been homeschooled, or did they ever go to public/private school? Always been at home.
  4. Do you plan on homeschooling until graduation? Not sure. It seems that way now, but I am open to other possibilities.
  5. Do you belong to a co-op? Yes, we really enjoy it.
  6. Do you school all year long, or use some other schedule? I'd like to say year round, but I did find last summer with the homesteading projects we did very little book work, but there was lots of real life learning going on.
  7. Do you use textbooks only, or do you like to supplement with other materials? We use very few text books. Unit studies are working well for us now.
  8. Are field trips included in your school plans, or are they just family time? Both.
  9. Do you and your kids do crafty stuff together for school time? Sometimes. I am not that crafty, but sometimes I try.
  10. Would you consider everyday household life stuff ‘home ec’? Sure, I guess.
  11. Do you have any advice for new homeschoolers? Relax. Concentrate on the basics, and let the rest come. Lower your standards for the rest of your household duties. (cleaning?)
  12. Do you have advice for homeschoolers with little ones under foot? Encourage older children to be self learners. Once they are reading well, there really is a lot they can do with out you. Give them partial responsibility for their education.

There is my contest entry. Head over and enter too!

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