Although there are many and varied important reasons to homeschool, most importantly based on God, an article I read recently presents an interesting slant. Written from a non-religious viewpoint, it is startling to find in a recent article by CNN such strongly stated options as, “Our educational system is essentially a Soviet-style government-run monopoly that could only be loved by the likes of Lenin and Stalin.” Curious as to what even a CNN columnist sees as wrong with the current school system? Read entire article here.
This Friday’s video clip from the past is an assortment of short news-clips. My favorite? The Canadian farm boy who ingeniously turns himself into a one-man band playing the piano, violin, guitar, harmonica, bass drum, snare drum, triangle, wood blocks, cymbals, cowbells and chime – together! Inspire your musically inclined homeschooler!
Report from Alliance Defense Fund: An Alliance Defense Fund allied attorney filed motions with a New Hampshire court Monday asking it to reconsider and stay its decision to order a 10-year-old home-schooled girl into a government-run school in Meredith. Although the marital master making recommendations to the court agreed the child is “well liked, social and interactive with her peers, academically promising, and intellectually at or superior to grade level” and that “it is clear that the home schooling…has more than kept up with the academic requirements of the…public school system,” he nonetheless proposed that the Christian girl be ordered […]
When I first stumbled across this post by Steve Marquardt, I almost clicked right by it. Lists about why I should not be doing what I already know is wrong but often fail to heed, is not something that I find very appealing. Yet as I gave this list a cursory skim, I found myself pulled in, encouraged and aroused towards God. Give it a chance and see if you find it just as helpful! 35 Reasons Not To Sin 1. Because a little sin leads to more sin. 2. Because my sin invites the discipline of God. 3. Because […]
Nearly everyday now, I find waiting in my email inbox another update from families who are experiencing difficult health issues and yet who are still clinging to the God who has a firm hold on them. The two individuals who have especially been on our hearts of late are Chris Klicka* and Jeff Diez-luckie.** Both of these men and their families have been undergoing overwhelming trials and yet every day they have been a testimony to and of God’s faithfulness. If your family is not already praying for these families, we would encourage you to do so. These homeschool families […]
Kimani Nganga Maruge died this month at 90 years old, holding the Guinness World Record for being the oldest person to start primary school, at the age of 84. One of the reasons this father-of-five began primary school? Because he wanted to learn how to read the Bible for himself! Read BBC article here.
This Friday’s movie clip from the past is for your inquisitive homeschooled child. An olden day ad for Chevrolet, this clip is full of information on friction, what it does for speed and how it impacts the design of a brake pad in Chevrolet vehicles. I can already think of one homeschooled child I know who would especially enjoy this clip!
Have your homeschooled children ever wondered why flamingos spend so much of their time standing only on one foot? If so, they are not alone. And while many theories have been proposed none have yet been conclusive. Now a new theory has been propose that may in fact prove accurate. Reported by BBC Earth News: The scientists ruled out each (reducing fatigue in the birds’ legs, or escaping from predators more quickly) as a benefit of standing on one leg… however researchers did find that flamingos prefer to stand on one leg far more often when they are standing in […]
Did all of you homeschoolers jump with exuberance into the world of twitter and tweeting, this sharing and receiving of an agglomeration of random information made available to all with just the press of 140 characters or less? If you were not in the first wave of “followers” but have since hesitantly joined, you may find this Twitter Press Conference amusingly close to home. Whether you have embraced this new technology or not, wherever you may fall on the wide spectrum of involvement, this clip merits a laugh! Take a second and watch Louie Giglio’s humorous Twitter Press Conference. If […]
In light of this week marking the 48th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall, it seems appropriate that this Friday’s movie clip from the past be this clip from the first anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall. Have your homeschooled children watch this historical clip!