Thursday, May 19, 2005

Homeschool Q&A; #051905

Q&A; #051905

Man, today is such a beautiful day, it’s hard to concentrate inside!

Last night, on the way home from church, Maegan was wanting to know what we were going to do when we got home.

“It’s already almost 9:00 – it’s past bedtime, so we’re getting a snack and then you’re going to bed.”

“But, Mommy!” she exclaimed, totally shocked, “it’s still morning time!”

Poor Maegan. Now that sunset isn’t till around 12:30 a.m., she is just seeing daylight all the time and thinking I’m making her go to bed in the morning! Being almost four now, this is the first summer that she’s really noticed the summer daylight.

Well, let’s dive into this weeks Q&A;:

“respected madam, i came to know about the coloring contest today & i felt very bad that i missed that, my kid, 3yrs old loves doing coloring & she does it very well.i felt sorry for her that i came to know about that very late. so if you have some more of those competitions coming up please let me know, my kid will surely participate.
thanking you,
madhavi"

L.B.: Madhavi, thanks for your email. After this contest has been judged and prizes sent, the next one will start, so just check back at Coloring Contest Page and get in on the next one. We always get great enjoyment from all the coloring and drawing sent in!

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"I love the concept of your cooking program but I was wondering if this would work with older children or if you have a program for older children. I have 6 children ages 12, 9, 8, 6,5,1. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thank you, Joy Hamm"

L.B.: Hi Joy - you must be a busy Mom :-).

My son who is 9 enjoys the cookbook when he reads it and does it himself, but it is really simpler recipes for that age and younger.

If you want something printed out and all ready to go, then you’ll want the Homeschool Cooing With Kids System in a Box. With it, you’ll get your first 2 months of the kids recipe club for free, which has a slew of recipes for ages 2-12.

Or, you could go just with the Kids Recipe Club. It is $29.95 to sign up and then $9.95/month for as long as you want to stay on. It has all the recipes of the Homeschool Cooking With Kids System in a Box, plus 4 new ones each month. That's at www.kidsrecipeclub.com .

Let me know if you need any more info - hope to have you part of our cooking family!


“We have just recently gotten back to Christ. My son accepted the Lord in his soul last night. We have talked obout homeschooling in the past, but I'm unsure of my ability to teach. Our preacher and a member of our church homeschools The kids seem to get a lot out of it. I was taught at home for two years and loved it, until I went back to public school. Thought you might be able to send me some insight. We live in Wirt Co. Thank you.”

L.B.: Well, welcome back! Isn’t it great to have unconditional forgiveness and acceptance! You know, if you are doing younger elementary ages, it is so easy. Even if you don’t think you know the stuff that’s taught for that age, you’re working right along with your child and can learn it too. You can do from making up and planning everything yourself to buying kits that spell everything out – including what to say! Much luck to you!

(If you or anyone else needs help, the “How to Survive Your First Two Years of Homeschool Knowledge System” is a great resource. click here)


“Hi!I was wondering if the parent can buy and test their own child as an alternative? Would the fact that a parent has a degree help, or does it not matter. Thanks!Heidi Shapiro”

L.B.: Hi heidi – what state are you in? In some states a college degree does matter when homeschooling and testing depends on your states laws. Here in Alaska, we don’t have to test at all, but there are many places online where you can order tests if you feel like you need it.


Comments from members:


“Thanks so much, I can't wait to try these out, and I'm sooo with you on NOT having math competitions. I was really awful in math, and really didn't catch on until I got up in years in public school and Junior College where I excelled in math.
I especially can't wait to try the stuff that involves cooking. I hate cooking but my daughters love it.
Thanks again!
Shanon”


“THANK GOD HE BLESSED YOU JUST REMEMBER ITS NOT OUR TIME ITS HIS TIME
I LIVE IN SOUTH CAROLINA I HAVE THREE KIDS AND THEY TOLD ME I WOULD NEVER HAVE KIDS SO GOD IS SO SO GOOD AND I LOVE THEM SO SO MUCH AND THE REASON I HOMESCHOOL THEM THESE SCHOOL ARE NO GOOD BUT THATS NOT WHY IM HERE GOD BROUGHT US HERE LOT OF PEOPLE DONT BELEAVE THAT BUT ITS TRUE MY HUSBEND AND I HAVE A YOUTH GROUP AT RED DAM BAPTIST CHURCH AND I LOVE IT IM FROM JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA , COMEING TO S/C ITS LIKE GOING THOUGH A TIME ZONE THEY ARE REAL KICK BACK BOT ANY WAYS HAPPY MOTHER DAY TO YOU”

“Dear Laura,

I know what you mean about Mother's Day. I'm so grateful that we have our little Ariel, now 5. But, still on Mother's Day, I miss my own mom, who passed away 7 years ago.

Thanks for your thoughts.

Love and light,
Barbara”



Well, that's it for today! Have a great one!!

Laura Bankston






Laura Bankston is author of Internationally selling Cooking with Kids Curriculum: Homeschool Cooking in a Box and the Homeschool Cookbook. She currently home schools her three children, maintains home school support websites, and manages their family-owned service business. For information on her curriculum and free home school support services, please visit http://www.homeschoolcookbook.com

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