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My Homeschool Curriculum Style

May 9, 2011

The Ultimate Homeschool Blogroll

I’m linking up with the Ultimate Homeschool Blogroll to share our homeschool curriculum and teaching style with you.

As a 14-year homeschool veteran, we tried many approaches to education over the years.  If I had to choose one style that best described us, I would say that we had a unit study homeschool.

We loved to choose a subject, then selected books, field trips, movies, art projects, writing projects, photography scavenger hunts, etc., around the chosen subject.

I did approach math with a traditional textbook.  That seemed to work best for us.  In addition to the math book, I had a closet full of math manipulatives and logic puzzles for the kids to play with during our read aloud time.

Science projects were always fun at our house.  I don’t do scientific formula type of math, but the kids loved to do basic physics, basic chemistry with hands-on experiments. We loved learning about the human body, and we really loved animal studies and botany/gardening.

As the kids reached high school, our field trips had to give way to more traditional textbook and laboratory learning in order to complete requirements for college admission.

All in all, we had a ton of fun, and I loved being home with my kids.  My children have all done really well in adulthood, and have thanked me for homeschooling them.

Keep it up, moms. You can do it!

Open House! Come on in…

March 9, 2011

IT’S OPEN HOUSE! COME ON IN…

Grab a copy of the Course Catalog and join us.

I’m looking forward to meeting you tomorrow night, and answering all your questions.

Don’t miss out!
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Thursday, March 10th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. CST
Come on in and discover how to Get your High Schooler to Graduate!

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See you Thursday night!

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*Lynn Schott is a 14-year homeschool veteran who taught her own three children from elementary through high school graduation. She is passionately patriotic about our great country, and is fascinated by the study of economics. As her last child was finishing high school, Lynn began to teach Government and Economics for Biola University’s homeschool program, where she taught for three years. She started Founders Academy after her last child graduated from her homeschool.

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February 28, 2011

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