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Today I am grateful that homeschooling is an option for our family.
I recognize that homeschooling is not always allowed outside of the United States and that even within our nation there are locations with so many hoops to jump through that it is difficult to homeschool.
Rather than hijack this post with a comparison of homeschooling in the different states we’ve called home, I’ll add that discourse to a future post list that I have running.
I will say that I am very grateful that we have the ability to register through a charter school here. For our family, we selected IDEA.
I’m not even go to elaborate on all the reasons why we selected or continue to align with IDEA. Instead, I’ll share a bit about a recent enrichment morning they had available to families in the Anchorage area.
Contact teachers pulled together a short Jeopardy session where kids selected from categories which included math and vocabulary. After the session, the families had an hour to select from several different game options. Each table had a different game with a laminated sign telling the age range, how many could play at once, and a brief synopsis. Another contact teacher had a story time area set up with living math books.
R and D had fun playingBlokusand are now adding that to their list of games to get for our house. While not a straight ‘math’ game, it does tap into logic and spatial perception.