schoolboy on the loose

Posted on August 30th, 2011 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

Have you noticed the “I Love Homeschooling!” button on my sidebar?

Caleb says it’s a picture of me (with a haircut).

I say it’s him (with a haircut).

Actually, it’s neither of us. It’s a button for Home Life Academy, a private school designed for homeschoolers. After doing a bit of research, I enrolled Caleb in it a month ago.

David and I are his teachers, we choose his subjects, learning tools, curriculum, and report his progress. Home Life keeps the records, transferred the transcripts from his old school, and will help with the official graduation process.

Besides doing the state requirements, I am now mostly searching out what is best for Caleb as a person (hmm…how many schools are actually concerned with that?) i.e. what are his real interests, his best learning styles and methods, and what areas just need to rest or unwind right now.

In other words, How can I best set the boy free to learn.

In the same vein of thought, here’s an interesting article published yesterday about unschooling.

And (in a completely different vein), tonight Caleb comes home.

Er, homeschool, that is.Where we serve cupcakes even when it’s not your birthday.

And yes, that is officially our school’s new motto.

2 Responses to “schoolboy on the loose”

  1. jodi says on :

    The more I read about this, the more I’m tempted to consider it for my kids. One of the things I LOVED about being home schooled was the ability I had to be free to study. We did basic studies that the state required, but we also took trips around the states and learned so much about the places we visited. I agree…I don’t know of any school that provides such an individualized learning plan (unless you’re in the special ed program…and even then!)
    ps. your cupcakes look awesome!

  2. Leah says on :

    Reading this post makes me want to move in with you guys. Is there room?

    Keep posting, it’s inspiring.