Welcome to Our Homeschool Website!

If you are brave you can visit our Halloween site. I’m sure it will give you a fright! We are a homeschool family in our sixth year of homeschooling and this is our on-line school room where you can see what we have been up to. We have created this site to help us with our studies and to help homeschool kids and their families use the web as a learning tool by providing them with educational links and ideas. If you think that you would like to participate in our on-line projects, we welcome your involvement. We have lots of things for you to see and do, and hopefully help you in your adventures with homeschooling.

~~ A Website For Homeschooled Kids and their Families ~~

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Homeroom

Visit our homeroom to see what we have been up to lately.  Share your work with other kids around the world.

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Reading

Here you can read some of our stories and book reviews. Find out who our featured author is and submit your own work.

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Poets Place

Read poems that were written by homeshooled kids.  Submit your own and take a look at other poetry sites.

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Resources

Do you use the web for your research? Here we have made a page to help us with our research projects.

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Science Lab

Find out what’s new in our Science Lab. Be our featured scientist and submit your work. Lots of science links here.

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Math

Find out what kind of math we are doing this year and what books we are using. A good place for math links also.

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Writing

Here you will find some links to sites that will help you with your writing projects. Read what other kids are doing.

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Social Studies

This school year we are studying world history. Take a look at the links we have found during our homeschool journey.

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Current Events

Keep up on what’s going on in the world. We have found some links that you can check out daily and weekly. Be informed!

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Art Gallery

Visit our art gallery to see what the kids have been doing. We have art links and links to other young artists on the web.

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California

If you are interested in learning about our home state of California, we have lots of information for you.

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Graphics

We have Oodles of Doodles for your personal webpages, so be sure to check them out before you leave.

Recent Blog

Crisis Increases Demand for English Language Schools

Crisis Increases Demand for English Language Schools

The number of ESL schools has increased drastically over the past decade. The lack of quality teachers and language institutes in many countries to teach English has contributed to the increase. A crisis has created a demand for English language teachers of all levels.

A teacher, for example, can earn a good salary and benefits packages depending on the type of institution he or she is working in. Those who teach in government and government-owned institutions typically start at a salary of around $30,000 to $40,000 a year, while private English language schools usually pay ESL teachers between $20,000 and $30,000 a year. But a regular teacher is on the lower end of the pay scale because of the skill and time investment required to mentor students, lead them through systematic reforms, and see to it that their studies progress.

“There is a crisis in confidence for English language education within the primary school system across the globe,” said Jan Havard, executive director of the International Council of Language Association (ICLA), which represents more than 120,000 teachers and students. “The average age of primary school teachers is way above the recommended age to be able to cope with young students and the curriculum is so difficult that even experienced teachers can’t manage it effectively.”

Carlo Fonbuena, the general coordinator of ICA, agreed, stating that the structured syllabuses and the examinations have a significant impact on teacher’s value.

In Spain, however, the situation is particularly clear. “The Iberian Peninsula is the homeland of Spain’s linguistic treasures,” said Fonbuena. “ínatos Buscón’s Prize is the only prestige that remains here, as well as the Seat of the Government. So why not use this beautiful terrain to build our colleges and our schools where children can learn not only Spanish, but also French, German, and Italian too?”

Learning Through Visualisers

Videos have been used effectively as learning tools for centuries. If you’re looking to instill some new concepts in your students, there are a variety of modern courses available, such as “Getting to Know the English Language” which provides lessons using everything from clip-art to stage shows and interactive simulations. But for some students, an added benefit of using videos is the ability to have real-time interactive sessions with a tutor, through videos that can be submitted online for feedback.

For Teachers

But how can British teachers make the most of the use of school videos? One possible answer lies in the instinct that many have for the medium itself. A video can transport the reader to a particular setting, in this case, a secondary school, and engage them through the visual tools that the author has employed. A video can also represent a full lesson, as the ability to see the completion of a lesson is one of the strongest tools that teachers can use to affect classroom behavior.

Teachers can use videos to communicate ideas to students in a more visual way than is often used in the classroom. Ideas can be communicated through the use of videos that have a strong visual element to them, such as the use of school videos to help explain lessons that have just been completed. This can be done in a number of ways, such as through the use of dialogue or imagery.

School videos can also help to generate interest and begin a discussion about the subject or concept. They can also be used to encourage students to reflect on the subject and contemplate the possibility of implementing solutions found within the video into the classroom.

For spectators

So do videos help when they are used for education purposes? There is no doubt that they can be a very useful educational tool, but that does not mean that they should be overused. The primary use of videos should be for enhancing the learning process, not as a substitute for that process. To get the most out of school videos, spectators should watch them objectively, assessing the context and learning anything that is missing from the text.

The final type of video that is used by schools is called alternate forms of presentation. This is basically the use of videos for communicating information in a musical format. Music is known to have a big influence on kids, and so using videos is a way to make students feel that they are at the center of the discussion, rather than on the sidelines.

The use of video in the classroom can also help students to get a perspective on things that are happening in the world outside school. Videos are also an ideal way to communicate ideas to students in difficult subjects, providing students with a starting point from which to attack difficult subjects.

Students can access school videos online, but they are also very useful in person. A good video can also be watched while students are employed so that they can get a viewpoint from which to begin their research.

How Technology Has Improved the Learning Experience For Kids in School

How Technology Has Improved the Learning Experience For Kids in School

Children are such visual learners that the mere thought of studying has become a dreaded task. With the advent of technology, there are now many ways to reinforce what kids have learned in the classroom with added learning opportunities online. This article discusses four areas of technology that can improve the learning experience for kids in school.

1. Parents are able to stay in touch with their children at home with emails, chat rooms, video chat, and phone calls. Kids are more excited about going to school when parents are present and excited about their education.

2. Children’s educational projects can be kept updated with the parents. Visual images, video, and animation keep up to date with parents regarding how their children are doing in school. This provides motivation and encouragement for the children to work hard to succeed in school.

3. Educational websites provide structured learning and work assignments through games and other interactive activities. This provides extra rewards to reward good studying habits.

4. You can download inflatable animal toys to your kid’s room in the dorm room. Kids love to play with them, and they will be happy to spend their allowance on them.

5. Use storage lockers in the school for storing class materials and books. This will help with organization, and the kids won’t want to forget what they have learned from school.

6. Use multiple computers for research. There are many free internet-accessible sites where kids can ask questions and get answers. Instead of spending time in front of the computer, they can click the link and get the answer.

7. Watch educational videos to help your kids learn concepts. There are many videos on YouTube that can enhance a child’s understanding of concepts and increase their ability to retain information.

8. Keep your child accountable with regular homework assignments. In a village where people have to share chores, children have a harder time accepting the fact that they are not finished working at their own level. Homework is one way to reinforce that they are responsible for their learning and school success.

9. Help your child find a mentor to help in difficult subjects. Children feel alone when they are faced with concepts they do not understand. It is the mentor’s job to help them associate new subjects with concepts they already know.

10. Keep your child updated with the latest developments in educational subjects. Educators are constantly creating new educational materials to educate kids. The internet has a long list of these materials. The school watches for new machine-learning materials or resources that can be used to supplement the child’s learning.

11. Outside help may be needed to help your child learn. Often, kids need outside assistance to master a new skill. They could work with a private tutor, or sign up for a part-time course at a local college. A math tutor or a speech coach may be needed to help with school assignments and projects.

12. If your child is struggling in math, talk to his teacher or a math teacher at school to help. A tutor or teacher can often point out errors in the math process that may be causing your child frustration.

13. Encourage your child to talk to people who are more knowledgeable in the subject he or she is struggling with. For example, your child’s friends may be able to explain the math concepts he is having trouble with. The math tutor or teacher may also be able to give your child tips that will help him or her.

14. In closing, I am not trying to upbraid parents who choose to home-school their children. I realize that most parents love their children and want the best for them. I also think that parents who choose to home school may be better able to care for and teach their children, and be caring and nurturing in all aspects of their lives. The schools that I mentioned earlier should be taught well. They should be structured. They should have a curriculum that is designed to meet the needs of all students. The students need to be able to get the most out of their educational experiences.

15. Teachers should be well versed in how to help their students learn to work independently in the classroom. Unfortunately, too many teachers feel as though they can do little to help children when they simply do not know how to. The best way to help a student succeed is to have a teacher who is there to teach and to help the student master the concepts they are not learning in class.

Children are not born knowing how to learn. The teachers, parents, and trainers that work with children to help them learn and master academic skills are going to have to have a variety of techniques and strategies planned out for them to use in order to maximize their achievement. Children learning at their own pace is possible. That is one of the strengths of the W.A.Y. Program.

Holistic Development For Your Children

Holistic Development For Your Children

Children are not typically built with a solid spiritual foundation. As a matter of fact, a majority of children are taught old Christian values. This is not to say that our children are unaware of God or that they do not have a spiritual side. However, they are not taught how to spiritually connect with God.

Many children are growing up in an environment where there is a strong emphasis on the division of church and state. As a result, this teaches them that the world is a religious place and that God and the religious leaders tell the people what to believe. Children are constantly being encouraged to ask questions and seek answers. However, they are never taught how to seek out answers. That is where parents and spiritual advisors can step in and fill the void left by the mainstream.

Grounding themselves in the land of spirituality will help them to see that there is a spiritual side to every question. They will be able to test everything and see the truth behind all the questions. Every answer has a meaning and a practical application or outcome.

When a child has been taught how to seek out answers they will have complete confidence in all of the scientific principles, historical events, and scientific laws. They will be able to draw on these sources and fully understand the workings of the world around them. This is where parents can step in and arm them with information and evidence. They must have the courage and integrity to look at the world through their child’s eyes and to trust that what they are taught is true.

Some schools and homeschools are even starting to incorporate Quakers like mutations like residuum or worms. residuum is simply a melding of DNA. It is a form of evolution that happens to have a very specific timetable. It is a form of natural selection acting as a balancing and slowing process. What makes it so special? It is the fact that its mutation is focused and intentional. It gives an excessive boost to the strengths of the student.

It is my contention that these differences between mainstream and homeschooling are the reason for the preference for one. They bring different levels and ways of learning and certainly different ideas and concepts. Discussing and teaching homeschooling is a daunting task for any parent. It is a way of being very hands-on; often more so than the conventional school setting. But there are many topics and ideas that cannot be covered in one article.

For instance, different forms of therapeutic nutrition and exercise can be covered in one article or in a series of articles. And that is just the beginning. With the influences of multiple sources of information and varying styles of teaching and learning, no doubt a decision can be made with relative ease on what is most suitable for a child’s needs and desires.

I will, at this point, refer to myself as Dr. John Tomassi, and I am writing this article in my capacity as the founder and publisher of Homeschoolingfacts.com, which provides numerous details on proper homeschooling methods, advice, and resources, and defines and assesses today what homeschooling is and is not.

Hopefully, this article will help answer your question as to what your child should be learning at home. As parents, we want what is best for our children, whatever that lesson may be. We always want the best for our children, but we also realize that we have limited time with which to educate them. What weFFord is to give the best learning possible, while doing the best we can for our children to become successful, valuable members of our society.

Whatever the topic is that you are studying or whatever topic your child is exploring with your child, homeschool teaching resources should be at your disposal. It is in your best interest to use as many of the teaching resources already available as you can to better suit your needs.

Some of the more specialized teaching resources that you may find useful are the many bookshelves that your child has at his school. Homeschool teaching resources are specific to your child’s learning needs and style. Typically you will find a section for “Audio/Visual” teaching which includes sound recording classes, e-books, and filmstrips. Another section is for ” volunteered teacher applications”. Add a comments section where you can post short biographies for your teacher. Post weekly lessons on the chemistry of materials in your child’s tutor.