Friday, February 15, 2008

More Violence in our public schools

A Blount High School freshman was taken to a hospital after being stabbed in the face with a knife during an on-campus fight with a classmate, authorities said.

The 17-year-old victim in the Thursday morning stabbing later was released from the University of South Alabama Medical Center. School officials said teachers subdued the attacker, a freshman who was arrested by police.

Is this what the critics of homeschooling mean by socialization?

Home Spun Juggling: Putting out Fires

Home Spun Juggling: Putting out Fires

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Home schooling now gaining respect

It's about time. Read the article here.

This is a terrible tragedy

Eighth-grader Lawrence King was shot Tuesday during a class at E.O. Green Junior High, police said.

Police have not alleged a motive for the shooting, but said there appeared to have been "bad blood" between the teens. Police said a handgun was used in the attack, which occurred with more than 20 other students in the room.

Thankfully none of the other public school students were hurt.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Carnival of Homeschooling

The Voice of Experience is hosting the Cabin Fever edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling.

Can your child's teacher read?

John Corcoran graduated from college and taught high school for 17 years without being able to read, write or spell.

Corcoran's life of secrecy started at a young age. He said his teachers moved him up from grade to grade. Often placed in what he calls the "dumb row," the images of his tribulations in the classroom are still vividly clear.

Read the rest here.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Darwin Day

Our homeschool celebrates Darwin Day and studies the theory of evolution. Here are some links and book recomendations to help you with your Darwin Day celebration.



Darwin Day Celebration Activities

Lesson Plans

Teachers' Domain

Discovery Education

Charles Darwin

About Darwin

Charles Darwin Naturalist



Books by Charles Darwin

Gutenberg Project

The Language of God by Francis S. Collins, read my book review here.