Sunday, August 27, 2023

Homeschool Q&A; #082706

Let's start off today with a comment from someone I received last week from an article a looong time ago. If you'd like to read the article, click here

Anyway, here's the email

I have been teaching for 6 years with a degree, 5 as a substitute, 3 years without a degree. All books leave things out because of our rapidly growing science and technology world, Abeka cannot continue every year to output a new book. There fore we as the teacher need to understand that when we run across something as you did, you just explain, things have changed since this book was made, science constantly changes, give example of nintendo vs x box, big change. And tell them now they know how to make bread without yeast, because some people were allergic to yeast scientist had to come up with a way to make this kind of bread. Therefore the scientist have completed that since this book was made. Simple. You add to what is in the book until the book is updated. Sam Condo

L.B. : This is almost laughable. Touting all the degree and expereince, yet somehow missing the point and the fact that bread wihtout yeast has existed for thousands of years. But, maybe he's never heard of unleavened bread. :-)

Hi Laura, My son is 10 years old and he wants to learn to draw, do you know of any sites that may have something on that he could use? He also likes to trace pictures. Thank you. Patty

L.B.: Patty, I also have a ten year old very gifted at art. We work from a book and I take him to art lessons. Since I don't have time to research sources for you on the internet, maybe someone can post a comment for you on the blog. Click Here to view or add any informaiton for Patty.

Could you tell me what age level this is geared for. I have older boys: 16, 14, 11 but would like make sure they know how to cook. They have done some cooking with me. I’m looking for something that will teach all the terms of cooking and get them comfortable in the kitchen. Would this work for me or is it geared for younger children and would be to simple for my age of kids. Thanks. Miriam

L.B.:I have used and made Homeschool Cooking System in a Box with my kids when they were 3, 7, and 9. I would think that it would be too simple for your kids. However, our sister website, Kids Recipe Clubhas more advanced recipes that cover all ages and skill levels. Hope that helps! Thanks for your inquiry

If you have any questions, please feel free to submit them!

Happy Homeschooling!


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

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