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Crayon Work

My 5-year-old just did some great math work today, in crayon, and THAT’S OK!  In fact, she did her first word problems, and she read them herself!  Yay!

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Chew Your Food

Homeschooled kids don’t have to spend 20 minutes of a 25-minute lunch period standing in line, and the other 5 minutes learning how to stuff their faces before running out of time to eat.

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Listen to Rush tell you about today’s extra-special double-edition Reason of the Day to homeschool your kids.

http://www.youtube.com

The Obama White House is not just gay-friendly, they are actively seeking to indoctrinate your children each and every day that they are in the public school system. Meet the man leading the charge, Kevin Jennings.

Not my kids.

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Parental Rights

http://parentalrights.org

If your children attend public school, you are among those parents whose rights will end the moment your child enters the school. That’s because in 2005 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found in Fields v. Palmdale School District “that the Meyer-Pierce right [of parents to direct the upbringing of their children] does not exist beyond the threshold of the school door.”
Um, no.

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Politics

I haven’t heard of any curriculum that includes real political issues in its courses.  It’s certainly something I don’t want the government teaching my children, but still, I don’t think it’s right for children to be left in the dark.  I remember asking my parents, when I was about 15 years old, what ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative’ meant.  I didn’t even know which label usually went with Democrats or Republicans, much less any important issue they differed on.  I didn’t get much of a satisfactory answer, and I was not really prepared to vote when I was 18.

Today’s reason to homeschool is: I can teach politics.  Teach your children the values that are most important to you!

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Beautiful Days

Today is just gorgeous.  It’s about 75 degrees outside, clear and sunny.  Even though it’s late October, there are butterflies and bees buzzing around the flowers in our back yard.  I’m really glad that my kids were checking out spiderwebs on their swingset instead of sitting indoors staring at a chalkboard today.  Also, they’ll be enjoying the weather again this afternoon and evening — maybe we’ll go on a family walk — instead of doing homework.

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Nutrition

Another benefit of homeschooling…nutrition.

As a homeschooler, I can keep tabs on my children’s diets, eating habits, and manners.  I don’t have to worry about them sneaking sodas and candy at school, or having the perpetual party cupcake, equal parts cake and icing.  Best of all, in our house, tater tots are not a ‘vegetable’.

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