Feb 20, 2009

Taking a Break!

Hello Thank You to all who have commented and visited my blog I hope you have enjoyed the info so far, taking a break from posting so I can concentrate on the blogs I am following and getting some new ideas on articles and things to post about. I will be back at it by 1st of March.

In the mean time take a look at the blog down below there is a funny video about a home school family you should take a look also you can visit me at you tube and cafe mom, the link below.

Thanks again have a great rest of the month of February and come again soon to see what new home school stuff I am blogging about!





My Other You Tube Channel for UnbornHumanRights

See You hear soon be sure to comment on this post, your ideas of what you would like to see in this blog.

Thanks

From Joanne

Feb 19, 2009

Star Fall, a Great site for Teaching Reading and Phonics to Your Kids Toddler to 6 years

You Have to Check this site out my kids Love it and Your kids will to the greatest site for Phonics and Reading!Colorful

Great Graphics Kids Love to Read!



Star Fall Reading Skills and Phonics for Pre School, K-2

Have a Great Day!

Feb 18, 2009

Home Schooling VS Traditional Schooling

So How Do Homeschoolers Do Comparatively?

Socially: There is a common myth that homeschooling produces social misfits. This myth partially arises from an assumption that traditional education systems provide “normal” socialization activities.

Dr. Raymond Moore, in his book Better Late than Early writes that “The idea that children need to be around many other youngsters in order to be ‘socialized’ is perhaps the most dangerous and extravagant myth in education and child rearing today."

There is ample research that indicates that because home schooled students are exposed to a wider variety of people and situations, they learn to get along with a variety of people, making them socially mature and better able to adjust to new situations.

In their Communities: Many non-homeschoolers believe that homeschooling can turn out better students, but because homeschool students are educated in greater isolation from the world, they are less politically and socially involved. This concern comes at a great time, for homeschoolers at least.


The first generation of homeschoolers has now grown up and entered the workforce. Dr. Ray surveyed over 7,000 adults who had been home schooled and compared them against their more traditionally educated peers. His research found that:
Ninety-five percent of homeschoolers had an adequate comprehension of politics and government, compared to 65% of U.S. adults.

Seventy-one percent of homeschool graduates participate in ongoing community service
activities, including politics, compared to 37% of adults in similar ages.

Eighty-eight percent of HS graduates are members of organizations (community groups, church, or professional organizations) compared to 50% of U.S. adults.

Significantly, 76% of homeschool graduates voted in a national or state election within the past 5 years, compared to 29 percent of similar U.S. adults.

For More on this article, go to Home School facts

Feb 17, 2009

What type of curriculum will you use and where will you get it?

  I mentioned before that depending on the state you live you have many options for home schooling once you know what is available to you, you have to decide how you will be home Schooling.

If you use a Home Based Charter School, they will supply you with the curriculum required for your child's grade and you will have a Teacher to assist you. This may or may not cost you anything some home based private schools will have a charge but the charter is usual public by state, this is something you will have to look into.

Other Home School options will require you to provide all necessary curriculum to your child for their grade, you will have to purchase most of it and the Internet has many sites were you can get FREE lessons and curriculum ideas and worksheets.

Curriculum Sites: These may or may not be free sites. Although it seems that most offer some free worksheets, etc... Some require you to purchase a membership for full site capabilities.

www.softschools.com

www.superteacherworksheets.com

www.discoveryeducation.com

www.jumpstart.com/parents/worksheets

www.tlsbooks.com/

www.education.com/worksheets/

www.ezschool.com/

www.homeschoolmath.net/

www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/free-curriculum/


Other posts about FREE curriculum

There are many choices for curriculum. The info I provide is meant to be a guide for you, you still need to do your own research so you can make informed choices for your family.

Feb 16, 2009

Home School Organizations

Getting Started Home Schooling More on Home School Organizations and Groups

Do you know anyone who home schools?

When I first got started I didn't know anyone was homeschooling. I went in search of home school groups online and offline. There are homeschoolers everywhere and many great groups with lots of friendly people who are willing to share their experiences with you.

Offline: Search the phonebook for home school groups. Ask around at your church if they have a group or know where one is. When you take your kids to the park don't be afraid to chat with others especially if it is during school hours and you are at the park playing with your kids.

Online: The Internet is a great way for people to find each other. You can find tons of online groups for home schooling just about every social site has home school groups.

Cafe Mom

Home school forums

You can visit me Joanne Utke and many other homeschoolers at facebook. Just do a search to find private and public groups.You can also do a Google search for home school groups in your town. We can all learn a lot from each other, get out there meet new friends!

"If you want to see the road ahead, ask those who are coming back!"

To your success!

Feb 15, 2009

Getting Started Home Schooling

Getting Started Home Schooling

cafe mom, homeschooling groups, home school moms Getting Started is easier than you may think, I will go threw some steps this week in this blog that you can take when you are ready to get started. Home Schooling Works all you really need is some information, confidence and believe you are doing the right thing and never look back!

1: What are the home school laws in your state? Find out the laws read about them and find out what home school options you have available to you were you live.

Ask questions get to know other home schooling families, at the park, church, home school organizations, Internet and other sources.

Get the Facts Make up your mind if this is something you want to do for sure then just do it, Believe YOU CAN and you are half way there!

Other posts with the same topics:

Home School Options, and home school law

The info I provide is meant to be a guide for you, you still need to do your own research so you can make informed choices for your family.

Thanks For Reading!

Feb 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

Darren Utke, Who What Where When and Why equals How

Happy Valentines Day

Have any plans for Today?

Quotes:

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? ~Author Unknown

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
~Henry Van Dyke


We wish you all a Great Day with those You LOVE

Thank you for your comments and being a part of our blog

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To Your Success!

Feb 12, 2009

The Broken System!

In my opinion the public school system is designed for failure!

Yes I said it, I am not saying it is all bad either, I am just saying that the focus is not on the kids and a quality education!

I am also not saying it is all the schools fault and I am certainly not blaming those hard working Teachers! I know that most kids will graduate eventually and of course we are all better off with a broken system than no system at all!
cahomeschoolmom, tweeter getter

I personally believe that you will always have a certain number of people/kids who will overcome and succeed no matter what, and there are those that will have trouble and quit no matter what. This has nothing to do with school, in fact those who succeed probably don't need school anyway!

What I am saying is that the school system is not about the kids, and the families, at least based on results its not. Today in our schools we have junk foods, soda, candy, all being sold to the kids who are supposed to be there to learn. How can they learn after eating all that junk food!

The schools could supply the kids with plenty of water, juice and healthy snacks and a  healthy lunch, that is if they really cared how well a child learned!

To many children per teacher, and students who do not know what they should for their age grade level is a big problem, schools are letting kids fly by with little accountability for the sake of getting them out of the school.

Many kids are far behind. and falling threw the cracks. While other kids are board, and get very little out of the classroom setting. In fact the classroom setting is not conducive to most Children's learning!

Teachers have told me that most of their students know very little for their age, and the curriculum that is meant for their grade level is way to hard for them, and they don't meet government standards. They also have told me that they are not able to go into depth with subjects, and it just leaves the kids more confused.

The schools spend millions of dollars on curriculum that is not at a educational level for the kids it is meant to be used for. The problem is the kids should be able to use the curriculum, they just have not been in environments (school) that are the best for learning.

The teachers have many regulations that they must follow, some are good but some are just damaging to the kids and the regulations do not allow the teacher to be creative, and teach the kids in the way's that they need the most!

I mentioned before that it is not the Teachers fault, and it is not necessarily the schools fault either. I do not want to put blame on anyone because that is not right, but I am saying that our kids are treated this way because we allow it! Imagine what would happen if a large town went on strike and took their kids out of school, and started teaching them at home?

What do yo think would happen?
What if whole states did this?

I would tell you what would happen, the schools, and the government would Freak out! Fear of lost revenue would take them over, and they would begin making the necessary changes.


Remember we are the consumers, the schools are a business, they provide us with a service, if we don't like the service we are getting, only we can change that!

That goes for everything, the medical industry the government etc....

For me I am home schooling because I feel it is the right thing to do, and I have very little confidence in the school system, and I really don't feel my kids could be the best they can be using the traditional school system. I understand that the responsibility falls on the parents and I am not going to take that for granted.

Parents are our first natural teachers.

This post is mostly a message of responsibility, I want you to know that we have the power, it is our responsibility to make sure our kids get the education they deserve!


We live in the Untied States of America, For the People By The People!

Whether that is home schooling or going to school, our kids deserve the best, and only we can give it to them!

Only we can demand it for them!

Personally I would do anything for my kids including giving up my time, and material things so I could stay at home. and educate them my self. For me the most important things is family, values, health and knowledge.

Parents if you have to cancel the cable, drive an older car, never eat out again and quit buying things you don't need, wouldn't that be worth being able to work less and/or have one parent at home to raise the kids the best way possible?

Never put money or a job before your family!!

  • Quit doing the same things over and over expecting different results! INSANITY!
  • Quit allowing the systems to scam you out of a better life, TAKE ACTION!
  • It all starts with you, and your family, help yourself, and you will be able to help others.

Feb 11, 2009

Education Quotes....

Joanne27, cafe mom, cafemom
I Love Quotes!

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. Aristotle

A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education. Smiley Blanton

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. John Cotton Dana

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. Albert Einstein

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
Galileo Galilei


These and more from San Antonio homeschooling

Feb 10, 2009

Home Schooling Forums

I found this site and think it is a great way to connect with other Homeschoolers as well as learn more about home schooling. This site has tons of information!

Home school forum

Feb 9, 2009

FREE curriculum!

FREE curriculum sites.

I am always searching for new fun ways to teach my kids, any time I need something specific I can usually find it online so I am listing here some great home schooling and curriculum sites!

dltk's

ABC TEACH

activity village

easy fun school

PRINTABLE FOR KIDS

Home schooling for Free on the Internet

Free Homeschooling Curriculum Materials


These are all great sites and you can get pretty much what ever you are looking for..

Comment on this post and add the sites that you like the best!

Thank you!

Happy Home Schooling

Feb 5, 2009

Tim Hawkins A Home school Family

I found this funny video please watch. Tim Hawkins - A Home school Family




Thanks for watching, comments always appreciated!

Feb 2, 2009

Home Business

Teaching kids About Business is Fun for the Whole Family!

homeschooling, home business, darren utke, work at home In this world good business skills is critical and in these modern times, Internet business skills is even more important.

The Internet has opened many doors for business Entrepreneurs and thousands are Making Thousands
Daily!

The young people today have so much going for them, they have the opportunity to literally Create Massive Wealth before they are even 30 years old!

As parents we have a responsibility to incorporate business skills in our children's life. We have a responsibility to teach our kids to think out side of the box and to be great Leaders not followers!
We have a responsibility to encourage Entrepreneurship in our homes and to our children!

Before the Internet owning and operating a business was expensive and there was so much that went into it. Now thanks to the Internet you can literally start a business for as little as 5 or 10 dollars!

Imagine owning your own business that the whole family will love and can work on together daily or even just a few days a week.

Get to gather as a family discus the family business, marketing, advertising and communication skills like when talking to prospects/customers.

What do you think that can do for the education of your kids?

Do you feel a background like that would give your kids a head start in life?

What do you think this can do for family bonding and communication?

I see so much potential in this world of Internet business and home schooling, that is what we do with our kids we own several online businesses which we run full time and when our kids are a little older we will get them started on businesses of there own, that the whole family can participate in!

For now we talk with our kids about money, business, marketing and advertising.

We talk with our kids about entrepreneurship and how to be a Leader!

We want to encourage you all especially home schooling families to get involved with online business and entrepreneurship, I really feel it is so important and can be a great addition to your home schooling curriculum.

Contact me anytime if you want to know more about what kinds of businesses would be best to get started with we have many to choose from and they all come with The best support and Training on the net!

Remember what you do not know will be used against you in this world and our children are no exception shouldn't we teach them the things they will need most in life?

And it wouldn't hurt to make some additional income either!

To your success!

From Joanne and Darren Utke
Click on the image above for more info on Home Business.

My Blog for Creating Wealth Online!