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{Field Experience} Christmas Choir Concert

{Field Experience} Christmas Choir Concert

We started attended our Church memorial weekend. I felt desperate to find a church again–after leaving our last church for “going woke” and dismissing actual biblical theology–and we started feeling isolated and without church family. Within weeks of finding the church, the girls had volunteered for VBS (and it was one of the best-run VBS camps the girls had ever participated in, or volunteered for) and then the church Music Retreat was announced. A and C both really wanted to…

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{Education} Unelected Governing

{Education} Unelected Governing

When I was in High School, the most we learned about government was a brief overview of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Three Branches of Government, and a brief introduction into how our local government is organized. I could tell you the President and Vice President, but I honestly couldn’t tell you about who represented my district (or even what my district number was) or who were the two Senators of my state. The Speaker of the House?…

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{Field Experience} Young Eagles

{Field Experience} Young Eagles

This was the 6th year of the girls participating in Young Eagles. Each got a flight for about 20 minutes in a small plane for free as part of the program to help young people consider aviation. They usually attend Ground School the night before and learn about aviation and physics of flight. Since they had attended Ground School five times before, they were allowed to skip it. It was a last-minute decision to join when their step-dad, who is…

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{Travel} Planning for Home Educators

{Travel} Planning for Home Educators

In my 15 years of home educating, we have invariably taken at least one trip per year that includes Field Experience. We always plan it on “off months” when most school kids are in school during the day, making the most of time without crowds. First, what is Field Experience? For most professions, Field Experience is practical application of what a student has learned in the classroom. For us, Field Experience is similar: we study something in the classroom, and…

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{Field Experience} Roadside Kansas

{Field Experience} Roadside Kansas

One of my favorite things to do on a road trip is to find unique attractions you wouldn’t find just driving down the highway. Van Gogh is one of my favorite artists and in my search for places to stop, I decided this is one we have to see. It was, unfortunately, cloudy and chilly when we stopped, but it was still a sight to se anyway. This one is located in Goodland, Kansas. Be sure to take the Hwy…

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{Science} When Science becomes Scientism

{Science} When Science becomes Scientism

The religion of science–what I call “Scientism”–has invaded our culture so deeply, I’m not sure how we come back from it. I’m sure you’ve heard it: “I believe in Science!” or “Trust the Science” or “Science is Real” or “Science Matters.” You can see these phrases in hashtags on every social media platform. But what does it mean? Usually the context of such hashtags are used any time what a person is referring to has been disputed by someone else….

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{Field Experience} Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

{Field Experience} Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

We decided to take a quick day trip to Cheyenne, WY. There are many free things to do in Cheyenne and today we decided to visit the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. There is no fee to enter, but there is a donation box (and if you have the means, please donate, it is a beautiful building and garden). My favorite plant was the bunny ear cactus. It looks like little bunnies running through the desert. My 13 yo wanted to know…

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[Colorado History] Fort Collins, CO

[Colorado History] Fort Collins, CO

I have lived in Colorado most of my life.  That means I have lived here for more than 45 years *gasp!*.  When I decided to have a family, I thought I knew just about all there was to know about Colorado.  Then I started home educating my children, and in CO the students are required to learn Colorado history in 4th or 5th grade.  I can tell you as a student in Colorado (Denver Public Schools for 18 years), I…

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