Homeschool: NY State Requirements for 2018-2019 School Year Grade 1

(Step 1) Letter of Intent Due July 1, 2018 We are required to file with the NYS Education Department for my oldest son, in accordance with New York State Education Department Commissioner's Regulation Part 100.10. Our son is entering the 1st Grade this fall. This will also be our 1st time filing with the State. … Continue reading Homeschool: NY State Requirements for 2018-2019 School Year Grade 1

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#&$*”&;! Allergies!!!

Seasonal allergies are kicking our butts this year. For me, it's day to day and I can roll with the punches, but for my oldest son it's another story. Historically, my son has never suffered from spring allergies, but this year we just can't seem to get ahead of it. About two weeks ago we … Continue reading #&$*”&;! Allergies!!!

Back To School: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year?

When I was a kid, this was my least favorite time of the year. Drug stores started stocking “Back To School” supplies and Staples had that infamous TV commercial, which played the song “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. A man, who I assumed was the father, is riding on the back of … Continue reading Back To School: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year?

What exactly is Self-Directed Learning and why is it so important for our children?

Thoughts on Self-Directed Learning in Medical Schools: Making Students More Responsible, published at Johns Hopkins University, broadly defines Self-Directed Learning (SDL). The authors stress the importance of having the ability to teach oneself and to not continuously require direction from teachers. I found this article to be both fascinating and troubling. Although not all of … Continue reading What exactly is Self-Directed Learning and why is it so important for our children?

10 good reasons to home school your child

10 good reasons to home school your child | The Guardian Flexibility No school runs Child-led learning Write you own timetable Benefits of one to one Interactive Boosts confidence Best of both worlds Legal niceties Support network Aside from the pleasantries of educating my own child and really having a vested interest in their education, … Continue reading 10 good reasons to home school your child