It’s that time of year for homeschoolers. We long to be done with school just as much as our kids. The sun is shining, the weather is warmer (finally) and we are yearning for a completely different, more relaxed schedule.
So how do you close out your school year? When your last day of school arrives, is your primary motive to get all the books and records out of sight? Enough, already - let’s relax and have fun?
Here are some of my thoughts and suggestions for finishing your school year:
I’m still recovering today from the MACHE Conference! I always come home totally exhausted, but in a good way! My body isn’t used to walking on concrete and sitting in a folding chair all day, but it was well worth it! I have to say that now that I’ve been homeschooling for a few years and have been to the conference a few times, it’s all much less overwhelming and stressful.
Jurgen Dudek, a Christian father of eight children who has been persecuted in Germany for homeschooling, will be our guest at the annual MÂCHÉ Conference in Rochester on April 18-20, 2013. He will address the crowd and will be sharing some of his experiences of being persecuted and harassed by the German authorities and social services. He was even sentenced to prison, along with his wife, for home educating, but they later won on appeal. His problems are far from over, however, in that he recently lost a case before a high court.
Conservative bloggers are lighting up the cyber world with dire warnings on the destruction of public education because of something known as the “Common Core Standards.” Several have boldly stated that this government initiative could be the end of homeschooling too. It is worth taking the time to read behind the blogging to put things in appropriate perspective for those of us who have chosen the freedom of homeschooling.