September 20, 2013

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Who, Me? Write a Philosophy of Education?

by Sue Pierce Beginning a new school year is a great time to rethink why we do what we do. Why are you homeschooling? What is the fundamental reason? What are the secondary reasons? What are the goals? What are the means? Is your main reason religious conviction? Is it academic success? Is it just […]

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September 11, 2013

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Building a Spiritual Heritage

How many of us began homeschooling excited about raising our children to become godly adults? It doesn’t seem to have taken long to fall into a rut of textbooks and fields trips. This isn’t exactly what you envisioned, is it? I remember those first few years under the burden of academics. There came a point […]

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September 5, 2013

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Homeschool Paperwork – Part 2

by Chuck and Pam Geib Read Part 1 Faculty Record The fourth record needed is a record of the school’s faculty. We need to list the complete name, address (including street and city), and qualifications of each person in our private school who will be teaching our children. That generally means mom and dad. The […]

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August 30, 2013

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Share with Our Friends

CHEA of California is a member of American Home Education and Discipleship (AHEAD) Conferences. AHEAD is an organization that supports non-profit Christian state homeschool conferences in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. One way to help CHEA and other state organizations is to share AHEAD. Do you have a friend or family member in another […]

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August 29, 2013

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Home School Paperwork – Part 1

by Chuck and Pam Geib “What records am I required to keep to make my homeschool legal?” This is a question we may wonder when we first begin to consider the homeschooling option. We wish, of course, to be sure we have all of our “i’s” dotted and our “t’s” crossed. This is a good […]

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August 22, 2013

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To God Be the Glory

by Randi Flynn There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living. — David Starr Jordan, First President of Stanford University What is the purpose of man? It is to glorify God in all that we do, all that we say, and all that we are. As parents, […]

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August 14, 2013

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My Father’s Arms

by Pam Geib The gleam of white porcelain began to dull as steam rose from the scalding hot water filling the bathtub. The daily ritual of three hot-as-I-could-stand baths had begun for the day. With the aid of my father, I would be carried to the torture chamber, gently lowered into the water, and await […]

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August 7, 2013

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Preparing for Major Hurdles

by Diane Schachterle Moms and Dads, Are any of you facing a major decision or hurdle regarding homeschooling? Maybe it’s the leap from primary grades to 4th grade with those thicker, hardbound textbooks. Or maybe junior high lies directly ahead with subjects like algebra. Perhaps high school beckons, and you’re wondering how you can possibly […]

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July 30, 2013

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Graduate Looks at “Why Homeschool?”

by Joshua Tey 2013 winner of the CHEA Support Network $1,000 Scholarship In an age where education often headlines the news with billions spent and a multitude of programs, why homeschool? As homeschoolers, we often discuss the benefits of staying at home, from protection against worldly influences to better grades. While valid reasons, none of […]

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July 23, 2013

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Group Classes: How do you decide?

by Penny Ross George just asked you what would happen if you were to substitute ingredient X in place of chemical Y in today’s experiment. You haven’t a clue–but how do you admit that without sounding hopelessly unqualified to finish leading him through his science book? Meanwhile, Julie is three Shakespeare plays ahead of you […]

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