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E.32 So, You Wanna Homeschool. Now What?

E.32 So, You Wanna Homeschool. Now What?

July 10, 2020

2020 has been a truly unusual year and, as we get into the summer, looking forward to the fall, that is still the case. I have seen a huge increase of people deciding to homeschool their children for the first time, for this coming school year. As parents decide to take this step, I'm hearing more often than ever before, "how do we do this?" Well, I hear you! And this is my attempt to help you, the new homeschool parent, to get a grasp of how to start.

 

I also introduce a new segment "Mommy, will you read to me" with a very special guest. You won't want to miss it!

There are SO many things to link in this episode, just head over to Four In Tow Podcast and look up the blog post titled Episode 32

E.31 Fade To Gray on Homeschooling & Socialization

E.31 Fade To Gray on Homeschooling & Socialization

June 14, 2020
Elizabeth from Four In Tow Podcast, invited the cast of Fade To Gray onto her show to discuss socialization and homeschooling.If you would like to find out more about Four In Tow Podcast, go check out the website: Four In Tow Podcast and follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Patreon.
 
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E. 30 Homeschool in the Kitchen with Julie from Whisking Apples

E. 30 Homeschool in the Kitchen with Julie from Whisking Apples

May 31, 2020

In this episode, I spoke with Julie from Whisking Apples, about the curriculum she is creating that uses recipes as the backbone of a complete learning experience. It was such a pleasure to talk with Julie about this refreshingly new approach to homeschooling. 

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E. 29 Growing Up Homeschooled - Natalie’s Story

E. 29 Growing Up Homeschooled - Natalie’s Story

May 24, 2020

Continuing on the theme of adults looking back on their homeschooled up bringing, I sat down with podcaster, Natalie Smith, to talk about her experiences growing up homeschooled. We talked about what she thinks she missed out on, her transition to adulthood, and her thoughts on how the perception of homeschool has changed over the years. 

Natalie and her husband Rich have a podcast called Not Suitable For Adults where they discuss children's shows and movies. Find their show HERE

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E.28 Seeds In Bloom - Homeschool Kids, Grownup

E.28 Seeds In Bloom - Homeschool Kids, Grownup

May 17, 2020

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be homeschooled and then get to college? Have you ever wondered what homeschool kids think about their homeschool experience, once they become adults? WELL, look no further than this episode of Four In Tow Podcast. Do you remember Heather from To_Sow_A_Seed who was my guest on from Episodes 25 & 26? Today we talk with her two adult kids who are currently enrolled in a brick and mortar college about the transition from homeschool kid, to college adult. 

If you would like to talk with Mary Hannah or Mataus, message me at Four In Tow Podcast and I'll connect you all. 

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E. 27 Technology and the Special Needs Homeschool

E. 27 Technology and the Special Needs Homeschool

May 8, 2020

After taking a two month break, I'm back with new interviews, and hopefully, more encouragement for you! 

This episode was recorded in February 2020, I had intended to post it in mid March. But many factors prevented me. Keep that in mind as we talk about going out and about. This was recorded before the Stay At Home ordinances of Spring 2020 came into effect. 

Monica Burns of Class Tech Tips was my guest for this episode. We talked about the use of technology in homeschooling, specifically, programs that can help students with special needs. Monica had so much information to share with us and I really enjoyed the conversation. I hope you find it helpful. 

Resources Monica mentioned: 

Book Creator -- https://classtechtips.com/2019/09/04/book-creator-features/
StorylineOnline -- https://classtechtips.com/2019/01/02/read-aloud-videos/
Wow in the World -- https://classtechtips.com/2018/01/07/podcast-for-kids/
Math Learning Center -- https://classtechtips.com/2016/03/01/math-learning-center/
Immersive Reader -- https://classtechtips.com/2018/10/25/microsoft-onenote-class-notebook/

Easy EdTech Podcast -- https://classtechtips.com/category/podcast/

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E. 26 Heather, Special Needs Homeschooling, Part Two

E. 26 Heather, Special Needs Homeschooling, Part Two

March 22, 2020

This episode is the second of two parts in which I speak with Heather about homeschooling special needs children. Find part one in Episode 25, then come back here to Episode 26 to hear the conclusion of my interview with Heather. 

During the episode, we discussed the following curricula and resources:

Classical Conversations - See Episode 17, Classical Conversations with Molly
Ortom Gillingham - help for the dyslexic 
Sounds Abound - Reading Resource  
Ronit Bird - author - Dyscalculia Toolkit
Explode The Code - Phonics work books (now, also available as an app)

Find Heather's Blog: tosowaseed.net - blog 
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E. 25 Heather, Special Needs Homeschooling part one

E. 25 Heather, Special Needs Homeschooling part one

March 8, 2020

Homeschooling can be lonely. Raising a special needs child can be lonely. Homeschooling a special needs child can be lonely. My heart with this podcast has been to encourage and build up, families who homeschool. Heather reached out via Instagram and told me she had a story to share that would encourage the special needs homeschooling families. Take a listen as we chat about how to navigate special needs in the homeschool environment. 

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E. 24 - Conference, and MORE!

E. 24 - Conference, and MORE!

February 29, 2020

This is a short episode today, but it is packed FULL of information. I've got so much to share, including CONFERENCE info!

Take a listen to hear about the first Four In Tow organized conference, Parent-Teacher Conference, encouragement for the homeschool parent's journey. Be sure to secure tickets to the conference for you and your friends by going to: FourInTowPodcast.com/Conference

AND hear about the other podcasts that our host, Elizabeth, is part of!

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Get more information about the Fade To Gray Network HERE. 

Which include the Movies That Molded Me podcast. 

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E. 23 Unschooling, Gina & Ryan’s Story

E. 23 Unschooling, Gina & Ryan’s Story

February 22, 2020

This episode is the last from my Instagram friend's who reached out in response to my request for Unschooling Stories.

Gina and Ryan, from Arizona, share their experience unschooling their two kids. And Ryan shares what it's like to be a second generation homeschooler. 

Books and Resources discussed on this episode are: 

Unschooling To University by Judy Arnall

Khan Academy

ABCYA.com

ABC Mouse

Arcademics.com

Duolingo.com

Dumbing Us Down - by John Taylor Gatto 

Weapons of Mass Instruction - by John Taylor Gatto

Find Gina on Instagram @ginadobmeier 

Find Ryan on Facebook  @Ryan Dobmeier

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