Friday’s Mailbag, April 9, 2010

I belong to many homeschooling Yahoo Groups, subscribe to many blogs and Google Alerts, and read many homeschooling-related online magazines and newspapers. So I come across a lot of interesting articles. Rather than try to post something every time I read one, I’ve decided that I will try to post a weekly summary of some of the articles and blog posts about homeschooling that I have read during the week. Hopefully, you will find some of them interesting.

  • The first blog post that I wanted to mention isn’t actually helpful for us homeschoolers, but we homeschoolers may be able to help clear up some misinformation about homeschooling by commenting on it. Beyond the Pale has a post, entitled “Nosy Friday Survey: Homeschooling”. Some homeschoolers have found it to be offensive, but even if you do find the post offensive, I encourage you to look at this as an opportunity to engage in some positive PR about homeschooling.
  • “52 Totally Awesome Science Experiments You Can Do At Home” is an article from Phelbotomy Technician Schools. 
  • As many parents of children on the autistic spectrum, myself included, choose to homeschool their children, I thought that some of you might be interested in this announcement from the Autism Society of America. They have teamed up with AMC Entertainment to bring “Sensory Friendly Films”.
  • Home Education Magazine ran an article that referred to a 1995 article by Carol Wanagel. While I don’t agree with everything Carol states in “Revelations of a Homeschooling Mom”, the article did help to remind me of why I homeschool.
  • Do you have trouble saying “no” to people? I know that I do. Plus, some people make the mistake of thinking that because homeschoolers are “home” all day, that we have time to help them out with childcare, talk on the phone, have them over, etc. As such, I felt that Wise Bread’s post, entitled “12 Straightforward Ways to Say No” was particularly useful.
  • Money Saving Mom has a post about saving money by switching fonts. She says you can save $20/year, but I figure that many homeschoolers can save even more money as we probably print more than your average family.
Labels: High School
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff