I love to read my students’ poems, and these interactives and poetry collections provide them inspiration and guidance. I’ve seen sparks of creativity fly for children and teens alike. The collections of poems include classic favorites as well as works by contemporary authors AND kids. And readers have added another dozen of their favorite websites to the readers’ recommendations list at the end of this article. The long answer is that I plan on supplementing their public education through learning at home and through field trips. Also, because my husband is a commercial airline pilot we have free travel benefits and I plan on my children learning while extensively traveling. I feel that parents can be powerful educators. I just do not plan to limit my children to my teaching at home.

Kate, Thank you so much for the compliments, they mean a lot to me. Having worked with children for so long, you must already have a great deal of knowledge. You sound like you are on your way to one day being a great parent. I think more parents (or future parents) should have access to this kind of information since raising great kids is the most noble goal of all. Thank you for your votes and for sharing.

The Olympic Games started in ancient Greece. The participants were the city-states of Ancient Greece and its colonies. The Olympic Games were held every 4 years in honor of Zeus, the king god. The prizes for winning were fame and glory, along with having statues of the winners erected and sometimes even putting the winners’ faces on coins. Today we still celebrate the Olympic Games and still continue some of the old traditions, such as the olive leaf crowns and the opening and closing celebrations.

It also helps students visualize how thought and reason are processed by working memory. Students learn how the brain makes memories, stores them, and how it forgets information as it ages. Included is a progressive simulation of what happens in a brain damaged by Alzheimer’s Disease.Education

Using a student-made board game about elements and the periodic table has several benefits. Students learn about chemistry as they create their game and as they solve someone else’s. They also practice working cooperatively if they create the game with someone else.

It is nice to hear another side to the story. There are pro’s and con’s to most things, and I know I have found it hard to find the con’s of homeschooling on the net. I have homeschooled my children for 17 years (so obviously I think it can be a good thing), but I have come to the conclusion it is not the cure-all that many think it is. It has problems of its own.