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Heidi from Starts at Eight enjoyed Teens and Sleep, are they getting enough? from Livin’ in a Glass House.
The fact that her kids can get extra sleep when they need it is one of the reasons Heidi usually states for why she homeschools. She says, “I do believe in keeping a schedule, but being homeschooled allows our children to take the extra time to sleep when they need to.”
This post begs questions about teens, sleep, keeping a schedule, and how it all relates to their attitudes.
High School American Literature 3: The Immigrant Experience from 7 Sisters Homeschool was also one of Heidi’s favorites.
She loves historical fiction and thinks it is a wonderful way to expose children to history. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith is the coming of age story of Francie Nolan at the turn of the 20th century in Brooklyn, where we are engaged in the throws of varied immigrants’ struggles to gain identity as “Americans”.
7 Sisters Homeschool also created a high school level study guide to accompany the book.
Don’t forget to visit all of our co-hosts – Aspired Living, Blog She Wrote,Education Possible, Eva Varga, Milk and Cookies, Starts at Eight, and Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus.
Susan from Education Possible liked Homeschooling Teens & Pursuing Passions at Living the Good Life With Kids.
She said, “It is wonderful to see teens finding and pursuing their passions. Through his love of gardening, Kyler is not only helping with the family garden, he is also taking the initiative to turn his hard work into a high school credit course.”
Susan also enjoyed Natural Disasters Lesson: Earthquakes! at The Usual Mayhem.
Susan shared, “Science is not my favorite subject to teach, but my kids love hands-on science activities. These lesson ideas include everything from fun facts and myths, to tectonic plates and seismic waves. Plus you get to eat the experiment when you’re done – it doesn’t get better than that!”
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