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    by Published on 10-17-2014 09:00 AM

    SecularHomeschool.com members have been longtime fans and followers of James Dunbar's educational book series "The Universe Verse." And the author has recently released the third book in the series called "Great Apes!" which explains the scientific theories regarding the origin of the human race with whimsical rhymes and captivating full color illustrations.

    To celebrate the release, we're offering three lucky members the opportunity to each win a copy of the paperback version of "Great Apes! The Universe Verse, Book 3." From the very first life forms to the scientific method, you’ll learn about the evolution of the human race and the dawn of civilization.

    Topics include: bacteria, photosynthesis, extinctions, respiration, eukaryotes, endosymbiosis, chloroplasts, mitochondria, multicellular organisms, tissues, organs, perception, nerves, brains, aquatic, terrestrial, flying creatures, fossils, dinosaurs, mammals, primates, humans, consciousness, language, agriculture, civilization, math, writing, books and science!




    For your chance to win one of these prizes, comment below with why you think your child would enjoy "Great Apes! The Universe Verse, Book 3." This giveaway will end on Sunday, October 26, so hurry and get your entry comment in today!

    Published on 10-16-2014 07:41 AM
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    by Amanda Witman, Oak Meadow Social Media Coordinator

    How can I homeschool multiple children? If you’ve asked this question, you’re in good company. Meeting the needs of multiple children is a challenge for any parent. But homeschooling parents needs to be able to do it all day long. How is that possible?

    There is No One Right Way
    Homeschooling families run a wide gamut, from “regimented” to “easygoing.” Where does your family fit on this spectrum? Some parents would ideally prefer a more structured approach, but reality requires them to be more laid-back to make it work. Others find that a carefully planned rhythm helps them stay on track with everyone’s needs.

    Set the tone of adaptability in your home and model it for your children to follow. If you are calm, creative, and flexible in meeting their needs, they will learn in time to be patient and flexible in getting their own needs met.

    Oak Meadow is an example of a homeschooling curriculum that is designed to be highly adaptable. You may find that you want to go more in-depth with some ...
    Published on 09-28-2014 04:00 PM
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    We are looking for secular homeschoolers who are willing to share what an average day in their life might look like.



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    It's Baaaaaacccccccccckkkkkkk! The DITL was SO popular for 2013, that we decided to bring it back on a smaller scale for next month!

    For the month of October we hope to be able to feature NEW" Day in the Life of a Secular Homeschooler" posts!!

    We love, LOVE, L-O-V-E our Secular Homeschool members SO much....that we want to read all about your homeschool! We would like to feature any and all members who would be willing to share a little bit about what goes on in the daily life of your homeschool!

    This is totally voluntary, of course. But if enough members were willing to share, we could feature 1-2 PER ...
    Published on 10-11-2014 07:36 PM
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    Welcome to our October 2014 "Day in the Life of a Secular Homeschooler"! This week we are featuring a day in the life of SHS member....Jazz! She has been homeschooling for 6 years and is Mom to 2 kiddos and you can keep reading to learn a little about a day in her secular homeschool.....


    Here’s a typical day for us with two working parents who own a design business together, a fifth grade dancer daughter, and a first grade Lego-loving son. We use a Waldorf-inspired schedule.

    Wake Up:
    Small Boy usually wakes up early and climbs in to snuggle with mom and dad for a while. Eventually he announces that he’s hungry and I get up too. Small Boy and I get dressed and make breakfast while my husband makes coffee and attempts to wake up our daughter. By the time the other 3/4 of ...
    Published on 10-09-2014 09:19 AM
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    by Published on 09-25-2014 12:56 PM

    Ok, HAPPY FALL Y'ALL!!!

    Summer is officially over and apparently here in the Pacific NW.... Mother Nature got the memo and for now, our raging heat days ceased overnight. Of course they were replaced with rain.
    Ummm hello, MN....could you give us some cooler but DRY days so we can enjoy the wonders of Fall..... I would like to get out and do a leaf walk, finish the yardwork we didn't get to when it was SO hot, etc.

    Now, it is a toss-up which Season is my favorite. I can tell you WINTER is the one I do NOT like and dread. The cold, dark days just get to me.

    I like Spring for the fact that Winter is OVER and sunnier days are ahead.
    I like Summer for the fact that I can get my garden in and it is WARM(though this Summer was WAY to warm).
    I like Fall because the colors of Fall are my favorite ones. I love the smells, I love pumpkins and the harvest.

    I guess if I had to pick JUST one Season, it would have to be Fall...especially the early part when trees are just changing colors and the air is crisp.

    So, what is your favorite Season?
    Click here to tell us! ...

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