Lay Socialization Fears to Rest

Graduate 2019 / by Chris Ruminski Have you ever been overjoyed when someone asked, “Well, what about socialization?” when discussing homeschooling with you? While you, the research community, and I all know that homeschooled children are usually better socialized than any child in traditional schools, it is a part of our children’s lives for which we are responsible. Fortunately, I have a new tool for you to read, enjoy, use, and even suggest to your teens. Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss is worth a read by everyone. Mr....

Add Some Pizzazz to Your First Day of School!

Fall 2018 / by Mari Fitz-Wynn Each year many homeschooling parents across North Carolina spend a good deal of time thinking about how to make the first day of school exciting and fun, hoping to produce an “I can’t wait” reaction from their children. Other homeschool parents are anxious and, with no real plan in place, dread the first day of school. Which one are you? Before deciding to homeschool and bring our children home, I noticed how students walked into the classroom on their first day. The teachers and administrators made a...

Developmentally Appropriate Kindergarten: The Value of Play

Spring 2019 / by Laura Sowdon If you are homeschooling kindergarten this year and have asked homeschooling friends what to do, you may feel you have only two options: an academic year full of curriculum or unschooling, where you just trust your child will play their way to all the skills they need. Are you frustrated? I am. As an occupational therapist (OT), I know there is at least one more choice—developmental kindergarten. Developmental kindergarten focuses on helping children develop all the underlying skills they need to be...

USS North Carolina Field Trip

USS North Carolina Field Trip October 16, 2019; check-in between 9:30 and 11:30 Join NCHE on the USS North...

Corntacular field trip

Corntacular Corn Maze Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 1 p.m. Ruffin, NC What could be better for an October...