Homeschooling: A Patchwork of Days: Share a Day with 30 Homeschooling Families

Homeschooling A Patchwork of Days Share a Day with Homeschooling Families From a bedroom community in Nebraska to a farm in Vermont from families who rely on workbooks to those who have sworn them off this in depth examination of the lives of homeschoolers covers a wide r

Homeschooling A Patchwork of Days Share a Day With This is a book I often recommend to folks who are considering homeschooling or who are feeling a bit burned out with their current routines It s strength isn t in describing the pros and cons of any particular modality It s in giving homeschooling parents a broader landscape of what different sorts of ways to educate our children could look like. Customer reviews Homeschooling A Patchwork See all details for Homeschooling A Patchwork of Days Share a Day With Homeschooling There s a problem loading this menu right now Learn about Prime. HOMESCHOOLING A PATCHWORK OF DAYS Visit again with families from A PATCHWORK OF DAYS to learn what they are doing now, five years latter Meet almost new families who open their homes to you Meet almost new families who open their homes to you. Homeschooling A Patchwork of Days Share a Day with In her compilation, Homeschooling A Patchwork of Days, Nancy Lande s families reveal what frustrates outsiders about homeschooling in general Each chapter is a different homeschool family writing about their typical homeschool day. A patchwork of homeschool policies District District Administration, September In the absence of federal homeschooling guidelines, states have created provisions for such students that vary widely from one place to another, according to a July report from the Education Commission of the States. Homeschoolers The Patchwork School Homeschooling families with children of all ages are welcome to participate at Patchwork via our half day or full day programs, through our K Afterschool Program, or through various parenting and education workshops offered throughout the year see the Parents page. State Homeschool Policies A Patchwork of Provisions In the absence of federal homeschooling guidelines, states regulate homeschooling through a patchwork of provisions Homeschooling policies vary widely from one state to the next and families homeschooling experiences will likely be very different depending on where they live. Debate Homeschooling, Pt Counterargument A Aug , When discussing homeschooling, a question that almost always arises is But what about socialization The assumption that homeschooling does not provide adequate socialization stems from the belief that homeschoolers live in a bubble, and that real socialization can only occur in

  • Title: Homeschooling: A Patchwork of Days: Share a Day with 30 Homeschooling Families
  • Author: Nancy Lande
  • ISBN: 9780965130301
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
  • From a bedroom community in Nebraska to a farm in Vermont, from families who rely on workbooks to those who have sworn them off, this in depth examination of the lives of homeschoolers covers a wide range of people and methods When author Nancy Lande started homeschooling than 10 years ago, this is the book she wanted that didn t exist What better way to create yourFrom a bedroom community in Nebraska to a farm in Vermont, from families who rely on workbooks to those who have sworn them off, this in depth examination of the lives of homeschoolers covers a wide range of people and methods When author Nancy Lande started homeschooling than 10 years ago, this is the book she wanted that didn t exist What better way to create your homeschool than reading about others and picking and choosing the styles that appeal to you Lande has corralled a variety of homeschoolers and, with some deft editing, allowed them to speak for themselves Every chapter features a different household on any given day Many of the writers are mothers, but a stay at home dad and several children tell their tales as well Their detailed descriptions start in the waking hours of morning and get down to the nitty gritty information of everyday life in a homeschool how moms fit in showers, how chores are divvied up, how reading and research are gently initiated, how parents set aside time for themselves These writers invite the reader into their homes and advise, Don t mind the mess Their passages are often funny and unflinchingly honest They aren t embarrassed to tell you they whipped out SpaghettiOs for a hurried lunch or stole a peek at CNN while ignoring the chaos in the playroom Some of the families have created highly structured school environments within their homes, with desks and sharpened pencils Others promote freestyle learning, with their children sprawled across the house working on projects or reading in between walking the dog, playing games, and riding bikes The majority of families here live in Pennsylvania, the author s home state, but one writes from as far away as Scotland, another lives on a mountain in Alaska, and yet another checks in from a college town in Texas Their learning logs, reading lists, and journal entries, along with family photos, help illustrate the book The quilt they piece together is a great service to those wondering how to approach homeschooling Jodi Mailander Farrell

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    1. This book is an old favorite I've been rereading. Back in the day, before blogs, it was the only way to "see" what went on in other homeschoolers' homes. As such, it was very valuable to me. It's probably less valuable now that the world has moved on a bit and I could wish that there were a few more large families included but then again, I'm not sure that's a fault in the book, especially considering that a few large families *were* included, in addition to families with only children, 2 or 3 c [...]

    2. Lame so far. All the homeschoolers are pretty traditional. I was hoping for inspiring stories of unschoolers at play, and I am getting descriptions of pretty boring academic monotony. Still checking it out, but not too hopeful about it.Having finished it now, I can say there were a total of two families that were inspiring in any way. One were unschoolers, and the other were just great writers, with great attitudes about learning.For the record, when someone asks you how you spend your homeschoo [...]

    3. In her compilation, "Homeschooling: A Patchwork of Days," Nancy Lande's families reveal what frustrates outsiders about homeschooling in general. Each chapter is a different homeschool family writing about their "typical" homeschool day. Many of the featured families live in rural places where homeschooling isn't a have-to, but certainly fits the family fabric nicely; and a pleasing variety of family sizes and school ages are represented. Each chapter, being written by a different family, is it' [...]

    4. Okay, so I read a little more than half of it and I'm calling it done.I love the *idea* of this book, (several different families each giving us a peek into a day in their homeschool) and some accounts were better than others, but overall I found this tedious to read. So much of what they shared was simply irrelevant, and it was work to read the writing styles, rather than a joy.I tried reading several stories at a time, and I tried reading one person's account a day, but I simply have no intere [...]

    5. I no longer homeschool but always wanted to read this book. Finally I have finished it. It was interesting - a day in the life of thirty homeschooling families, mostly Christian homeschoolers. I enjoyed it from a perspective that was more about how other people live, these people being homeschoolers, Christian, often more (way more) than two kids. Got a bit repetitive after about twenty and could have done with editing but interesting.

    6. I really liked getting to see little vignettes of how other people homeschool. Some had toddlers and some had older kids so you could see how they handle every day over the course of different ages. A lot of them also mentioned that how they homeschooled today may not be how they would homeschool next year. It's nice to know that you can change your style in the middle of the week or year or whenever.

    7. This book was written back before the Internet was really commonplace, I think, and it shows. Most of the families seem to be from Pennsylvania, and many of them seem to have similar approaches to homeschooling, so I'm guessing maybe they were submissions from readers of the same newsletter or something like that. While I did enjoy reading about the homeschoolers abroad (in Scotland, for example), overall I was expecting more diversity and was a bit disappointed not to find it.

    8. This book is a must read for ALL home-schooling families. It teaches the many different ways a child can be taught and how what works for one family might not work for another. It presents living as learning, and the many different avenues that can lead to an exceptional education. The best part is that each of these families have embraced the home as the bed-rock of family life.

    9. Fascinating accounts of home educators, mostly American, and the different ways they go about their days. Most in this book are fairly structured (one or two rigidly so!) but still the anecdotes make interesting reading. Very reassuring and encouraging to anyone considering home education for their children.

    10. I felt this book was so-so. It seemed to me that most homeschoolers wrote about their most ideal day ever (as opposed to a more typical day), and some just had that ring of "unrealistic" to me. Interesting to see what others do, but take it with a grain of salt.

    11. fascinating look into how families homeschool. Some were really inspiring what they were teaching their children. Others gave me ideas to avoid. Either way it's win-win

    12. Loved this book b/c I love reading about how other people homeschool and adding their ideas to our school.

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