VaHomeschoolers Legislative Report – July 6, 2012

Discussion Group on Homeschool Sports Access

Homeschool Approaches

Different approaches fit different families, and many parents find that they begin with one approach and move to a more eclectic style, picking and choosing elements from a variety of methods– creating an assortment of “best practices” for your particular family.

Learning Styles: How does your child learn best?

Once you know how your child learns best, you’ll be in a better place to determine which materials and methods appeal to those strengths. Some children learn best when they learn a few small facts at a time, slowly learning more and figuring out how to put the pieces together– a part-to-whole sort of style. […]

Subject Area Ideas

You have some ideas for choosing areas of study and what sorts of materials appeal to your approach and your child’s learning style. Now it can be useful to get a few ideas about materials for different subject areas. These ideas are just a starting point that may be useful in choosing what works best […]

Structuring Your Days

Some children and families do better with a regular and structured routine.  Everyone may be happier if they know what to expect at a certain time on a certain day.  A curriculum that incorporates regular amounts of work in a predictable style may be a good fit for these families. Other families prefer a free-form […]

Keeping Costs Low

If keeping costs low is a priority, you have plenty of company! You don’t have to go broke to homeschool.  Families homeschool on every imaginable budget and The quality of your child’s education is not determined by how many dollars you spend. It is possible to have a high-quality education and still spend very little, […]

How Do I Know What My Child Needs to Learn?

Your own knowledge of your child’s strengths and interests, combined with some general knowledge about typical courses of study, can make it easy to determine what learning you want to tackle next.  Then you can look for materials and methods to bring that learning to your child. How do you get that general knowledge about […]

Roanoke Times, Homeschoolers Sports Access, April 2012

VaHomeschoolers Government Affairs Director Amy Wilson writes in support of homeschoolers access to public school sports in this “Point/Counterpoint” series hosted by The Roanoke Times.

Time Magazine, The Home Team, April 2012

Former VaHomeschoolers Board member Jeanne Faulconer and her son Nick are featured in a multi-page article discussing how the ban on homeschoolers playing public school sports in Virginia affects on their family. Also covers the sports access issue from a national level.

VaHomeschoolers Legislative Report – March 1, 2012

Senate Committee Votes Down Homeschool Sports Access Bill

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