Why Homeschool? Because, There is No School Like Home.

There is no school like home. That could actually be the entirety of this post, but I will expand on it and explain why. First, schools tend to send home hours and hours of nonsensical homework. Parents of and children attending school outside the home spend all day a part from each other, only to have family time between school and bedtime curtailed by homework. Homeschooling allows the parent to set the “school hours”, and because homeschooling is a way of life, even non- “school hours” are full of learning opportunities. Homework is not necessary. In Wyoming, standardized testing is…

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Which Box Does Your Child Fit in? The Problem With Educational Standards

Confession: I love “Doctor Who“, almost as much as my 7 year old daughter, who is most definitely a “Whovian”. So what does “Doctor Who” have to do with education? Well, besides traveling back in time to visit historical people and witness historical events, “Doctor Who” shows us that one size doesn’t fit all. Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a copyrighted set of academic standard that were adopted by nearly every state in the union. The “appeal” to the states was the grant money promised by the federal government if the state agreed to implement the CCSS, join a CCSS…

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You Have Educational Choices: Here are the Pros and Cons of Each

    What are the pros and cons of the various educational opportunities available to us? Let’s find out! Public Education Pros: -It is “Free” -Most teachers are fluent in the subject they teach -Transportation to and from school is “free”. -Your children have access to school sanction sports, activities and clubs. Cons: -“Free”- isn’t free, it is paid for with tax payer dollars… And when it comes to “free” remember, you get what you pay for…. -Common Core is mandatory and soon Next Generation Science Standards will be. Click here to learn more about Common Core and here to…

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So, You Are Thinking About Homeschooling…

Click here to see the Wyoming Homechool Laws for the 2015-2016 School Year. Homeschooling. The thought seems overwhelming and exciting, and back to overwhelming… And the negativity from family and friends who think you are insane doesn’t help the feeling of being utterly overwhelmed… Well never fear, we are here to help you! We want to be there for you when you feel like you are drowning in a sea of curriculum and style choices. We want to be there for you when you feel like your family and friends couldn’t possibly be more hurtful. There are a few things…

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