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Kandoo Kangaroo Hops into Homeschool

0890512906


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Book Description
When a young kangaroo asks a lot of questions, her parents know it's time to homeschool. The little 'roo thinks there's too much to learn, but her doubt turns into delight when she uses her driveway for a blackboard and learns she "Kandoo" all things through Christ who gives her strength.

Card catalog description
A mother kangaroo realizes that her six-year-old is ready to start home schooling.

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The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas
Linda Dobson
0761563601
Nov 2002
Paperback
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Review
Praise for The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas:
"This book is much more than a well-organized list of creative things to do on a rainy day! It's a complete resource—the kind of information you'd find in the best 'how-to' homeschool manual." — Jane Boswell, Home Educator's Family Times
"This book is truly a mother lode of ideas for learning! Whether you're struggling with teaching a particular subject or just looking for something new and different to spice up your experience, you'll find enough family-tested ideas here to keep you busy for years." — Laura Derrick, president, National Home Education Network
"Each idea reaffirms the joy of learning as a family and reinforces the fact that homeschooling parents are creative, confident, and...


Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School
Rebecca Rupp
0609805851
October 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Finally, homeschoolers have a comprehensive guide to designing a homeschool curriculum, from one of the country's foremost homeschooling experts. , Rebecca Rupp presents a structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school. Based on the traditional pre-K through 12th-grade structure, Home Learning Year by Year features:

The integral subjects to be covered within each grade
Standards for knowledge that should be acquired by your child at each level
Recommended books to use as texts for every subject
Guidelines for the importance of each topic: which knowledge is essential and which is best for more expansive study based on your child's personal interests
Suggestions for how to sensitively approach less...


Homeschool Your Child for Free: More Than 1,200 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Home Education on the Internet and Beyond
LauraMaery Gold
0761525130
August 2000
Paperback
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Review
For Families Who Want to Splurge on Education but Scrimp on Spending

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For Families Who Want to Splurge on Education but Scrimp on Spending

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The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child
Linda Dobson
0761527885
May 2001
Paperback
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Review
Homeschool the right way from day one.

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Homeschool the right way from day one.

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So You're Thinking About Homeschooling: Fifteen Families Show How You Can Do It
Lisa Whelchel
1590520858
March 31, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Confused and intimidated by the complexities of homeschooling, many sincere parents never get past the "thinking about it" stage. Now Lisa Whelchel - herself a homeschooling mother of three - introduces fifteen real families and shows how they overcome the challenges of their unique homeschooling situations. This nuts-and-bolts approach deals with common questions of time management, teaching weaknesses, and outside responsibilities, as well as children's age variations, social and sports involvement, learning disabilities, and boredom. Seeing a wide variety of successfully homeschooling families in action will give parents the confidence to make their own dream of home-based education a reality.

About the Author
Lisa Whelchel, a native Texan whose first appearance as a...


The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling (3rd Edition)
Debra Bell
1400305667
Apr 2005
Paperback
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From the foreword by Mike Farris, president HSLDA
...passes THE OFFICIAL MIKE FARRIS NUMBER ONE RULE..: If it ain't easy for Mom to use, throw it out...incredibly easy to use and immensely practical. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Cathy Duffy, author of the Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manuals
Great for those investigating homeschooling as well as veterans...Overall, this is one of the most useful and readable books on homeschooling. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Homeschooling
Janie Levine Hellyer
0761520937
May 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
The teen years are when many homeschooling parents start to question or abandon their efforts. It's a precarious time, with challenging academics, pressing social issues, and the prospect of college looming. Parents can now breathe easy: this guide calms the teen-time jitters and even offers hope to those just turning to homeschooling now that their child is about to enter high school. With brief "how we did it" testimonies from other parents sprinkled throughout the book, author Cafi Cohen offers sage advice with the turn of every page. A columnist for Home Education Magazine and Homeschooling Today, two of the most respected periodicals on the subject, Cohen has also homeschooled her two children into college. To comfort doubters, she begins with 10 reasons for homeschooling your teenager (work experience, limited peer...


Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, Gun-Loving Organic Gardeners, Evangelical Free-Range Farmers, Hip Homeschooling Mamas, Right-Wing Nature Lovers, and Their Diverse Tribe of Countercultural Conservatives Plan to Save America
Rod Dreher
1400050642
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
What do you call people who vote for Bush but shop at Whole Foods? Crunchy cons. And according to Dreher, an editor at the Dallas Morning News, they're forming a thriving counterculture within the contemporary conservative movement. United by a "cultural sensibility, not an ideology," crunchy conservatives, he says, have some habits and beliefs often identified with cultural liberals, like shopping at agriculture co-ops and rejecting suburban sprawl. Yet crunchy cons stand apart from both the Republican "Party of Greed" and the Democratic "Party of Lust," he says, by focusing on living according to conservative values, what the author calls "sacramental" living. Dreher makes no secret of his own faith in Christianity, and his book will resonate most with fellow Christians. His conversations with other crunchy...


Homeschooling for Success
Rebecca Kochenderfer
0446678856
July 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
With continual reports on the decline of America's educational system, it's no wonder that millions of parents are considering homeschooling. Statistics show that homeschooled children score higher on the SAT and ACT exams than traditionally schooled children, and by the 8th grade are doing work four grades above their level. Now, for the more than two million parents who currently homeschool their children-and the countless others who are considering this educational option-the founders of the #1 homsechooling Web site, Homeschool.com, present a comprehensive, nondenominational guide that can help anyone create a customized education to suit the strengths and weaknesses of their child. This book covers everything from getting started to legal requirements to single and working parent concerns and is an essential...


Homeschooling on a Shoestring : A Jam-packed Guide
Melissa L. Morgan, Judith Waite Allee
087788546X
March 7, 2000
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Book Description
So you want to homeschool but don’t think you can afford it.

This book is a compendium of ideas for the family that wants to start or continue homeschooling on a tight budget. You’ll find it all here:

• Ideas for making money while staying at home.
• Sources for an inexpensive curriculum.
• Thousands of ideas for affordable teaching tools.
• Hundreds of suggestions for low-cost field trips.
• Ways to save on everything from housing to utilities.
• Ways to get free or low-cost computers.

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So you want to homeschool but don?t think you can afford it.

This book is a compendium of ideas for the family that wants to start or continue homeschooling on a tight budget....


100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing the Right Curriculum and Approach for Your Child's Learning Style
Cathy Duffy
0805431381
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The key to successful home education, homeschool veterans will tell you, is determining your educational philosophy and marrying it to your child’s learning style. Then you can make an informed decision in choosing the right educational curriculum for the child. This is the formula for success. In 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, homeschool guru Cathy Duffy can help you accomplish these critical tasks. Cathy will give you her top choices from every subject area, approaching everything through a Christian worldview perspective. This book is a critical volume for the homeschooling community.


Homeschooling Our Children Unschooling Ourselves
Alison McKee
0965780627
January 1, 2002
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Grace Llewellyn, author of "The Teenage Liberation Handbook"
This is a vivid, complex, powerful, triumphant, reassuring and moving account of a whole family's education.

Patrick Farenga, editor, "Growing Without Schooling"
An honest and touching account of how homeschooling leads to new attitudes and possibilities for learning

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So You're Thinking about Homeschooling
Lisa Whelchel
1590525116
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Discover the Diversity of Homeschooling Confused and intimidated by the complexities of homeschooling, many parents assume it could never work for them. Now an updated edition of So You're Thinking About Home Schooling by Lisa Whelchel - herself a homeschooling mother of three - introduces to readers fifteen composite portraits of homeschooling families who show how every family can successfully face the unique challenges of its situation. The story-based approach deals with common questions of time management, teaching weaknesses, and outside responsibilities, as well as children's age variations, social and sports involvement, learning disabilities, and boredom. Seeing a wide variety of homeschooling families in action gives parents the information and confidence they need to make their own decisions...


Homeschooling Book of Answers: The 101 Most Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling's Most Respected Voices
Linda Dobson
0761535705
February 2002
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Review
"I can't imagine a more helpful book on homeschooling—a happy marriage of the realistic with the idealistic, the passionate with the practical."
—George Leonard, author, Education and Ecstasy

"Of the many books on home education that have come across my desk, this is the most usable for the beginning homeschooler."
—Jerry Mintz, Director, Alternative Education Resource Organization

"Provides useful information that demystifies and makes accessible the homeschooling experience."
—Marty Layne, author of Learning at Home: A Mother's guide to Homeschooling

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"I can't imagine a more helpful book on homeschooling?a happy marriage of the realistic with the idealistic, the passionate with the practical."
?George...


Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling
John Holt, et al
0738206946
April 2003
Paperback
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Austin Family July, 2003
"For many parents this book is an indispensable handbook for educating their children at home."

Home Schooling Today December 2003
"[An] enduring homeschooling classic...A landmark work...This book is indispensable."

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The Homeschooling Handbook
Mary Griffith
0761517278
Mar 1999
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Donna E. Nichols
A must read for anyone who is considering homeschooling.

Review
Don't Even Think About Teaching Your Child at Home—Until You Read This Book

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The Everything Homeschooling Book
Sherri Linsenbach
1580628680
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Are you worried about the education that your child is receiving? According to the U.S. Department of Education, almost two million students are being schooled at home—a number that increases about 15 perent a year. If you’re looking to join the ranks, The Everything® Homeschooling Book is the perfect handbook to help you take control of your child’s education, providing clear instructions on where to begin. From researching state and legal curriculum requirements to determining the type of homeschooling that works best for each individual child, The Everything® Homeschooling Book debunks the fears that many parents face when considering this option over public or private schools. Written by Sherri Linsenbach, president and founder of HomeschoolFun.com, this thorough book addresses important...


Homeschooling: The Early Years - Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 3- to 8- Year-Old Child
Linda Dobson
0761520287
August 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Nothing beats seeking the voice of experience if you want to join the estimated 1 to 3 million parents who teach their children at home. Here's a guide that comes direct from the experts: a mother of two homeschooled, now-grown children and 83 homeschooling families she surveyed. Their stories make reading this starter kit on teaching ages 3 to 7 worthwhile. For those ready to take on what author Linda Dobson calls "a natural extension of being a good parent," the manual provides at-a-glance boxes of insightful anecdotes called "How We Did It," as well as lists at the end of each chapter of helpful books, magazines, Web sites, software, and computer message boards that connect homeschooling households. The straightforward writing covers the basics on reading, writing, and math; different teaching approaches; organizing a...


Mary Pride's Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling
Mary Pride
0736909184
June 2004
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The Unofficial Guideto Homeschooling
Kathy Ishizuka
002863814X
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
The most comprehensive volume of its kind, The Unofficial Guide to Homeschooling provides balanced information and invaluable guidance on one of today's fastest growing education alternatives.

As many as 1.5 million children are now being homeschooled in a burgeoning movement that is seeing more and more parents taking a primary role in providing their children with quality education.

If you seek guidance on homeschooling, or are considering this education option for your child, you'll need clear, thorough and practical information. This book will tell you: how to determine if homeschooling is right for your family; what's involved in complying with state regulations; how to choose a curriculum or create your own; how to motivate your child; and much more. Homeschoolers of every stage will find...



The Unprocessed Child: Living Without School
Valerie Fitzenreiter
0972941606
July 2003
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Book Description
The Unprocessed Child is a work of nonfiction about a child raised with no coercion and no curriculum. Laurie Chancey spent her childhood immersing herself in topics of her own choosing. She was never forced to learn something simply because tradition and/or society said it was necessary. No one was looking over her shoulder to make sure she was learning the "proper" subjects. Having never seen a textbook or taken a test, never used workbooks or any type of teaching techniques, Laurie scored in the top 10% of the state of Louisiana on her college entrance exam. She enrolled in college when she was eighteen, and graduated summa cum laude three and a half years later. Laurie is a bright adult, but her IQ is not why she did so well. She spent her life learning to learn and it’s something that now comes easily to...


The McGraw-Hill Homeschooling Companion
Laura Saba
0071386173
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
An all-inclusive guide for the parents of the 1.5 million homeschooled children Homeschooling, once an alternative to conventional education, is experiencing a boom all across America and has become a highly valued option for more and more mainstream parents. The McGraw-Hill Homeschooling Companion provides parents with a complete, authoritative, truly balanced guide to every aspect of homeschooling, from the primary years through high school. This all-in-one manual covers the different approaches to homeschooling as well as the specific methods for setting up the home learning environment, including legal requirements, supplies, and lesson plans. Individual chapters examine the stages of homeschooling: what curriculum planning involves, the indispensable tools for the home classroom, computer use, and tips...


The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach: Bible Based Homeschooling
Robin Sampson
0970181671
April 2005
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And What About College : How Homeschooling Can Lead to Admissions to the Best Colleges & Universities
Cafi Cohen
0913677116
May 1, 2000
Paperback
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David & Micki Colfax, authors of Homeschooling For Excellence and Hard Times In Paradise
"If your child is a teenager and thinking about college, this is the book to get--and the younger your teen, the better."

Gayle Graham in Homeschooling Today magazine
"If you've got a high schooler destined for college, you'll want And What About College? by your side for the next few years."

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