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Homeschooling a Large Family. Organizing a Team of Learners. Introduction. School Experiences Family Education Current work. Logistics - Ways to Do. Self Family House “Schooling” Learning Community Beyond. Taking care of yourself. Your needs Health Physical Mental Space

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Homeschooling a Large Family

Organizing a Team of Learners


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Introduction

  • School Experiences

  • Family

  • Education

  • Current work


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Logistics - Ways to Do

  • Self

  • Family

  • House

  • “Schooling” Learning

  • Community

  • Beyond


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Taking care of yourself

  • Your needs

    • Health

      • Physical

      • Mental

    • Space

    • Relationships

  • Your wants

    • Hobbies & Interests

    • Your stuff


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Family

  • Prioritizing and Goals

  • Organizing

    • Family – Schedules, activities, needs

    • Individuals – Schedules, activities, needs

  • Activities

  • House work


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Home / House

  • Family Time - Highest Priority

  • Chores - realize that homeschooling is hard on the house

    • Age appropriate - all can contribute

    • Participation

      • Rituals create unity

      • Participation creates belonging / contribution

      • It just needs to get done

  • Including outsiders

  • Venturing beyond the family


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Learning

  • Create a rich learning environment

    • Everyone learns and models learning

    • Provide opportunity

  • Shared learning experiences / curriculum

  • Inter-age activities

  • Let them lead learning

  • Let them see you learning


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Educating a crowd

  • Multi age activities

  • Projects

  • Unit studies - Themes

  • Adjusting “curriculum”

  • “Choose your own interest”

  • Making resources available

    • Teach / model research skills


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Community

  • Activities

    • Classes

    • Church / education / activities

    • Neighborhood / hobbies / help - yard work, etc.

    • Family / hobbies / help - yard work, etc.

    • Friends

  • Jobs, internships, volunteer

  • Field trips - You be the leader for a group


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Break / questions

  • Be back in 10 minutes

  • Stretch

  • Snack

  • Question

  • Share


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Beyond

  • Beyond Community

    • County

    • State

    • Country

  • Beyond Family

    • College / training

    • Career


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Age Appropriate Chores

  • What young children can do

  • What big kids can do

  • What tweens can do

  • What teens can do

  • What young adults can do


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Home School Family Resources

  • Harvest Homeschool Organizer

    • http://www.vhomeschool.net

  • Scheduling

    • DonnaYoung.org Printables and Resources

  • Calendar Hub

    • http://calendarhub.com/


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Bulk Food

  • Angel Food Ministries

    • http://www.angelfoodministries.com/

  • Natural Food Coop (Mid-West)

    • http://www.mwnaturalfoods.coop/

  • Bulk Cooking

    • Frozen Assets Readers' Favorites: Cook for a Day: Eat for a Month by Deborah Taylor-Hough

    • The Freezer Cooking Manual from 30 Day Gourmet: A Month of Meals Made Easy by Nanci Slagle


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Problems and Solutions

  • Being in two places at once

  • The problem of the hobbits-orcs problem

  • Appointments?

  • Fighting

  • “Socialization”

  • Buddy system


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