Extinct in Alaska

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The social media age has caused yet another victim to be added to the “Endangered Species” list: the confident, competent communicator. Reading any news article, blog post, or other online article exposes the sheer ineptitude of most authors and journalists today. Sadly, gone are the Hemmingway’s, Poe’s, and Dicken’s of …

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Home School Alaska – Part 3

When I was in my teens, I used to peruse house plans books and drool over the different floor plans. I would circle the aspects I liked and put a big “X” through the ones that didn’t appeal to me. I was always dreaming of just how my “dream home” …

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The Complete Buyer’s Guide to Life of Fred – Courtesy of Educents

As an ecclectic homeschooling mom, I am always looking for ways to improve upon my children’s grasp, retention, and ultimate mastery of concepts presented. Life of Fred mathematics has provided a very laidback supplement to my children’s main math curriculum. As a supplement, they are able to achieve mastery of …

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Home School Alaska – Part 2

In Part 1, we discussed Alaska’s homeschool law and the importance of knowing the law. We also discussed the importance and value of national organizations such as HSLDA. Once you are familiar with the law, the next step is to connect with your state homeschooling group(s) and any local homeschooling …

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Home School Alaska

I have a passion for homeschooling. Anyone that is familiar with Alaska knows that there are two options for homeschooling here and my passion lies with private homeschooling. As a local homeschooling group leader and private homeschooling mom that has already graduated two children, along with all of the work …

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2015/2016 Curriculum

     We’re eclectic homeschoolers. It wasn’t always that way. Years ago, I used prepackaged curriculum and stuck to every piece unwaveringly. I wasn’t flexible and that created burn-out. In response to that overwhelming feeling, and partially in an effort to learn about flexibility, we tried a couple years of unschooling. …

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