Thursday, February 26, 2015

Home Schooling in the News

Home schooling seems to be a very misunderstood phenomenon. It's an amazing journey, a hard-to-beat academic choice, and a rewarding family lifestyle. It ISN'T school-at-home minus the peers, a cop-out, or a bunch of awkward weirdo's.  After viewing a recent news report and reading more articles about today's home schoolers, I've updated my "Why Homeschool?" page to include the links below. Enjoy! 
Many Tulsans Choose Home School Over Public... Here's a recent news story and video about home schoolers in Tulsa. 

15 Key Facts about Home Schoolers Home schoolers are everywhere! Did you know home schoolers do better on the ACT, they're more likely to attend college and consistently have better college performance? Read what college is typically like for today's home school students. 

Home School Teens Ripe for College "Myths about home schoolers are false, and most are well-prepped for college, experts say." Check out this article from U.S. News & World Report. 

Home Schooling Makes Me Happy  Check out this video of a thirteen year old boy's lecture at a global conference! He was taken out of the education system to be home schooled and shares how he's been able to tailor his education to his interests and style of learning, and a few of the amazing opportunities he's been able to seize as a result of it.

Do Schools Kill Creativity?  In one of the most famous TED talks ever given, Sir Ken Robinson suggests that creativity is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status. His engaging speech will leave you with plenty to think about.

(For my other favorite articles about why on earth anyone would WANT to homeschool, click HERE!)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

My Marvelous Map Box!!!!!

I love when something nice to look at doubles as a smart solution of some sort, like hidden storage or dual-purpose use. You know, like most everything at Ikea. Well, today I'm going to show you what I consider the most exciting addition to our home school room that I can possibly think of.

Drum roll please................

I present to you, our window cornice....

Oh but wait, you haven't seen the best part!!

This isn't an ordinary window treatment my friends..... for inside this cheery yellow chevron covered box you'll find THIS.....
Only the BEST set of pull-down maps EVER made! (Notice my enthusiastic map pointers!)

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Cutest Little Baby Food I Ever Saw!!!

After making my own fresh baby food purees for three babies, I think I may have it figured out.  Just as I'm about finished... isn't that how it usually goes?