Homeschooling style?

View Poll Results: What (besides T4L) do you consider your primary homeschooling style?

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  • Traditional curriculum from one publisher for all subjects.

    0 0%
  • Traditional curriculum from more than one publisher.

    0 0%
  • Unit studies.

    0 0%
  • Literature based studies.

    0 0%
  • Charlotte Mason.

    0 0%
  • Child directed or Delight directed.

    0 0%
  • Unschooling.

    2 22.22%
  • Classical.

    0 0%
  • Eclectic or more than one approach.

    7 77.78%
  • Other.

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  1. #1
    Jenn71832 is offline Member Newbie
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    Default Homeschooling style?

    Looking at the poll about how long you have been homeschooling, I see that we don't have any brand new homeschoolers on here right now. I do anticipate that there will be some newbies trying to find information though. So, I was thinking that it might be good to do a poll about homeschooling styles.

    So, other than T4L, what would you consider your main homeschooling style? If you want to explain in more detail, so people can look at how others may choose to structure their homeschools, that would also be great.

    I would really like for this forum to become a resource for WA homeschoolers. The more we can get people involved, the better it will become.

    Jenn
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    Eclecticmom is offline Member Regular
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    Default Re: Homeschooling style?


    I totally didn't read what forum I was in! I skewed your results :P

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    SahmIam is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Homeschooling style?

    Eeeek! Lectic.

    We do T4L, workbooks, unit studies, computer programs, field trips, etc.
    Melissa.

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    seashell is offline Member Regular
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    Default Re: Homeschooling style?

    We are radical unschoolers.


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    SahmIam is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Homeschooling style?

    Quote Originally Posted by seashell
    We are radical unschoolers.

    *gasp*
    Melissa.

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    Jenn71832 is offline Member Newbie
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    Default Re: Homeschooling style?

    LOL. You guys are hilarious!
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    SahmIam is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Homeschooling style?

    I'm just glad to see so many Washingtonians finally busy on the boards.
    Melissa.

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    Jenn71832 is offline Member Newbie
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    Default Re: Homeschooling style?

    Me too!

    Jenn
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    Default Re: Homeschooling style?

    We're eclectic. I use whatever works at the time or is needed at the time, and am not afraid to change things up if something is getting boring. During a year we may do some box curriculum for a certain subject, a unit study or two if a subject comes up my daughter wants to know more about, use a few workbooks here and there, T4L lessons, Brainpop, reading and library books, craft projects, etc. I don't like to be stereotyped as any one particular kind of homeschooler. I feel it divides us rather than brings us together. I can't tell you how many times I've been negatively judged both online and in real life as not being the "correct" type of homeschooler depending on the group. LOL Silly!
    Melyssa, mom to Brenna age 10, using T4L 4th Soc./5th Lang. & Sci./6th math

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    Jenn71832 is offline Member Newbie
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    Default Re: Homeschooling style?

    We are very similar. We use a lot of different stuff and when we do use a packaged curriculum, we never do it the way the publishers intended.

    I didn't think about the stereotyping when I posted this but you are right. There is a certain amount of that involved in homeschooling. I suppose it comes from the conviction that we are doing it the "right" way. If we weren't absolutely convinced of that, we wouldn't be using that method. It's too bad that we sometimes forget to be tolerant of other ways that may be "right" for someone else.

    You made a great point.
    Jenn71832

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