Summer 2015

Summer 2015

Volume: 
33
Issue: 
4
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 to Wednesday, September 30, 2015

GREENHOUSE is NCHE's flagship publication. 

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Issue Articles

The following articles from this issue are available online:

Title Category
Invisible Disabilities

We faced a new season in our homeschool this past year as we decided not to return to the co-op we had participated in for a number of years.

Encouragement, Perspective, Community. Support
Trusting God in the Process

I recently went to a homeschool coffee social with new and seasoned homeschool moms. It was rewarding to go as an encourager. I hadn't realized that somehow over the last fifteen years, I had gone from a novice homeschool mom to being seasoned. (Although weathered or battle-scarred might be a better description.) I am now the mom I looked at fifteen years ago and thought, "Wow, she sure has it all figured out now that she has all those years of homeschooling under her belt." If she only knew.

Encouragement, Faith, Biblical Principles, Perspective
A Beautiful Calling, but a Real Struggle—The Life of a Single Homeschool Mom

Anyone who has been called by God to homeschool will immediately understand the title of this article. Homeschooling can be romanticized in our minds.

Encouragement, Single Parents
Teaching the Important Stuff

Most homeschool families desire to teach the principles of God to their children so that they grasp, and eventually own, their own faith—they get it, when it comes to following Jesus Christ.

Perspective, Goals, Biblical Principles, Character
The Redesigned SAT—Math

Last winter the College Board announced a completely redesigned SAT, creating lots of questions and anxiety about the new format. In this article, I’d like to address the changes to the math sections of the test. All of the information I am citing is available on the College Board website.

Testing, Math, Preparing for College
Who Benefits the Most from Homeschooling?

Study after study demonstrates that statically speaking, children taught at home do better academically than children taught in classrooms.

Encouragement, Perspective, Biblical Principles
Marking Memorable Moments in Your Homeschool

One of the attractions of homeschooling is the opportunity to seamlessly fuse our children’s education with the rhythms of family life. One of the downsides, I learned, is children are never quite sure where they stand in terms of their educational progress.

Back to School, Family Life
Learning to Serve

Homeschooling opens up a myriad of opportunities for service and allows the parent to display servant leadership that can then be emulated by the children. Servant leadership is the biblical leadership model that Jesus used. He did not sit to the side and give orders.

Character, Ministry
Never Too Old to Continue to Learn

I have always loved learning new things. While my children were still at home, I learned how to run sound (for my church), how to buy stocks (for a stock club) and Latin (just for fun). These were topics that I initially knew absolutely nothing about—I was definitely a “Greek to me” novice.

Empty Nest, Methods
Pickin’ and Grinnin’ with Music and NC History at the Earl Scruggs Center

If you grew up watching The Beverly Hillbillies, you may remember musicians Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt. Occasionally, they sauntered through the Clampetts’ mansion door pickin’ and grinnin’. If you missed their appearances, you didn’t miss out on their music. Scruggs and Flat also performed the theme song for the show.

NC Treasures, Field Trips
Surveying the Sites

We’ve been busy surveying the Internet for websites that you will enjoy. Our goal is to provide something for everyone so we’ve organized these fun, informative, and educational sites into four categories for you to explore.

Articles of Interest

Helpful Websites
From Classroom to School Room

It's amazing how God can change your heart in ways you would never expect.

Make This Summer a Turning Point for Struggling Readers

As the summer draws in, parents around the country are carefully planning their summer strategies for encouraging learning. The strategies themselves vary hugely depending on the children, however, there is one element that is consistent across the board, and it is some form of reading.

Struggling Learners, Reading
Kevin’s Kluge: Behind the Scenes at the Thrive! Conference Teen Game Night

The annual conference, our thirty-first, just concluded. It was an exciting experience with wonderful opportunities, as usual. There were lots of things I did during the conference that left an impression on me.

From the President, Conferences