I have homeschooled my daughter for 10 years, with my husband. Previously I taught piano and English as a second language. We also teach breathing and other techniques of 'alternative medicine', including both physical and mental exercises. We homeschool because it seems to be the best fit for our family, but we are not 'against' classroom learning. We believe that education style, materials and circumstances can vary widely and work best when they match a student's specific needs and personality well.
Our daughter thrives by applying herself intensely for shorter periods of time, so the materials we've put together are very focused and do not contain highly repetitive tasks. Most of the learning is based on reading. It is expected that a teacher or parent will help the student to understand and work through the lessons (at least to give a time frame for completion) but full instructions are included and should be easy to follow. We enjoy learning, and hope this is reflected in our books!
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Advanced classical piano, German at Goethe Institut, three years in Mcgill's Religious Studies program, Tai Chi classes, 'teach yourself' how to cook, how to knit, a bit of Hindi, etc. . . . enthusiasm for and curiosity about many subjects!
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Science, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, European History, World History, World Language, French, German, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Drama, Other (Specialty), Canadian History, Australian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Character Education, Study Skills, Writing, Short Stories, Writing, en Français, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Informational Text, Handwriting, Vocational Education, Test Preparation, Engineering, Close Reading, Women's History Month, Classroom Community