KITCHENER — With uncertainty surrounding the school year, some parents are taking their children’s learning into their own hands. The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents (OFTP) says homeschooling is on the rise across the province. This year, Kate Flemister decided to homeschool her two kids who would normally attend elementary school.
This year’s production by home-schooled students isn’t just redneck, it’s a Hillbilly Hayride. A huge cast of students from central Alberta have again come together for a Ponoka Thespians production slated to run March 4 to 6 at the Asker Lutheran Church, about one mile east and one mile north of Mecca Glen School.
In an article in the Scout Somerville, Neil Cicierega the Creator of popular YouTube series ‘Potter Puppet Pals’ stated he was homeschooled. He says his parents start homeschooling him the fourth grade. He said his parents’ “a loose curriculum…provided boundless amounts of time for him and his two siblings to explore their interests.” The full article can be read here.
A great article at BradfordToday.ca highlights the Simcoe County Un/Homeschool Club. The club has over 800 families and seeks to “connect and support like-minded, home-educating families in a safe and respectful community.” The article dispels a lot fo misunderstandings about homechooling in Canada.
The Virginia Living Museum will hold a “Homeschool Day” on September 28, 2018. Programs will be available for homeschool students in grades K-12. Tours, planetarium shows, and the environmental lab will be available. For more information and to register visit thevlm.org.
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles with hold 4 homeschool days over the 2018-19 school year. Four dates are scheduled throughout the year. The first takes place October 9th, 2018. No registration is required and admission is free. More information is available at nhm.org.
A new episode of The Wired Homeschool features an interview with Luke Gilkerson about the online science course Experience Astronomy. The interview discusses the course and the influence of astronomy in our daily lives. The interview is available at wiredhs.com/233 or in your favorite podcast app.
Elizabeth Millar wants her five children “to learn their gifts” and be curious about education.
And she figures that home schooling is the way to ensure her kids achieve those goals.
Millar is just one of an increasing number of parents who are on board with the alternative education method.