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by Heather

March 29, 2016

When I realized Teacher Appreciation Week was coming up, I knew I wanted to make something for my kiddos teachers that would be functional and fun! I also knew I wanted the kids to be able to participate.

So when this adorable Owl Tutorial popped up in one of my sewing Facebook groups, I knew I had to show it to the kids! They both said YES! They wanted us to gift their teachers these cute little owls. The great part about this project is that it requires VERY little fabric so it's a great stash buster! The most expensive piece of this project was the fusible fleece. You need so little though that it's not really a big expense. Everything else I already had on hand. They are filled with rice and regular stuffing. The kids did all of the stuffing for me!

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by Sheryl Young

September 16, 2010

U.N. Convention on Rights of the Child is Deceptive

Last week, families in Mahalapye, Botswana (in Africa) were forced by the country's government to stop homeschooling their children under the rules of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The families could be due in court to face imprisonment within this month.

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by Miss Sassafrass

April 18, 2010

Unlike other natural disasters, you can't see an earthquake coming. News reporters and weather forecasters usually report after-the-fact.

At first, it feels like a bad dream, a lot of shaking is occurring, enough to wake you up. Unfortunately, it turns out it is a real life nightmare. The after-shock isn't the only thing trembling. Although earthquakes are natural occurrences that happen quite frequently in this state, the experiences are always horrifying.

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by Kathryn E. Darden

January 11, 2010

As reported in Persecuted for Homeschooling, Swedish Family Loses Child, recently Swedish authorities did the unthinkable when they removed a young boy from his home because he was homeschooled by his parents.

Representatives is starting down that same slippery slope. For the second year in a row a legislative study committee has recommended not to make any changes to New Hampshire's homeschool law. However, this week the New Hampshire House of Representatives is planning to vote on whether or not to strictly regulate homeschooling.

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by Delisa Carnegie

August 2, 2006

Let me start by saying that I don't believe that all curriculum should be based on religion. I have tried several different curriculums. My kids hated 95% of it. So I keep looking for new and better things to try.

This year we will be trying a Waldorf based curriculum. I can hear some of you screaming and some of you clapping. I know it is not pagan, curriculums don't seem to come that way. While I'm not going to be following the curriculum to the letter, I will be using it as a guide. I will be customizing it to fit my beliefs and my kids.

by Asynchronous Scholars' Fund

September 21, 2011

Earlier this month Peter Gray wrote an excellent series on why we should stop segregating children by age. He makes excellent arguments.

What struck us most about the articles, however, was how a successful removal of age segregation would automatically remove one of the hugest barriers for highly asynchronous kids in having their needs met. A child who reads at a high-school level in kindergarten should never be forced to sit through alphabet lessons and easy readers just because he is five years old.

Atlanta Homeschooling Examiner

by Andrea Hermitt

June 25, 2009

I get many letters from teenagers asking me for advice in finding someone to homeschool them. The teenager wants to learn at home, but not from their parents. In fact, they really don't want their parents involved.

As a homeschooling mom, I find this question peculiar because it is called homeschooling. If someone else is teaching you it ceases to be homeschooling and becomes a tutoring situation. But that's just the purist in me.

Atlanta Homeschooling Examiner

by Andrea Hermitt

March 27, 2009

Bill SB 210, a law that allows homeschoolers to participate in the Governors Honors Program, just passed the state senate and is headed to the Governor for a signature.

The Governor's Honors Program is a fully state-funded six week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available to them during the regular school year.

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by Andrea Hermitt,

January 25, 2009

Back in the days when made the decision to homeschool, existing homeschoolers had a large influence on how and when I started.

The first time I thought about it, I lived in a part of the country that I felt was rather hostile and there seemed to be no one willing to educate me and give me a hand, so I just shelved it as a future possibility.

Atlanta Northside Parenting Examiner

by Danielle Bailey

September 2, 2009

Earlier this year the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted permission for state colleges and universities to accept applications for joint enrollment from independent homeschool students.

This change was not a mandate. Each institution must take action to change its own admission policy to allow independent homeschool students to apply. Georgia Tech is one of the institutions that does not permit independent homeschool students to apply for joint enrollment. We have learned that they will be examining their admissions policy this month.