Fall 2015

Fall 2015

Volume: 
34
Issue: 
1
Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015

GREENHOUSE is NCHE's flagship publication. 

GREENHOUSE magazine is published fall and spring plus an annual graduate issue in May. GREENHOUSE is mailed to NCHE members.

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Issue Articles

The following articles from this issue are available online:

Title Category
Ten Things My Personal Trainer Taught Me about Homeschooling

Self-doubt swam through my mind as I climbed the steps to the workout floor of my local fitness center. Would I be able to handle this? Could I do it? Would I throw up? After spending the summer dealing with an ankle injury, surgery to fix it and then recovery, I honestly felt like a slug.

Goals, Practical Helps
Top Five Free Online Resources for Your Homeschool

I want to point you to some of the most amazing online sources of support for your homeschool, but first, I want to tell you why these resources are free. The A2K movement (i.e.

Helpful Websites, High School, Online Classes
Competitive Debate: More Fun than You Think!

In 1999, we made the single best decision of our homeschooling experience. We decided to get involved in competitive speech and debate.

High School, Activities
Math and the Young Child

Because I love math (and majored in it), it was my favorite subject to teach. Now that all my kids are grown and my homeschooling days have passed, I really miss teaching math, especially algebra.

Beginner, Practical Helps, Math
Make Your Priorities a Part of Your Reality

It is probably not hyperbole to say that there is one thing that has transformed our homeschool in the past year. A simple 30-45 minutes each day revolutionizes our perspective.

Practical Helps
Homeschoolers and Online Classes

In recent years, homeschoolers have been receiving solicitations from a variety of online school programs. There are a number of online homeschools such as A Beka Academy, K12 Homeschool, Liberty University Online Academy and Keystone School Online.

Law & Policy, High School
Giving Thanks for an Abundance

I was recently doing morning devotions with my children, pondering the upcoming holidays. I was trying, like all good homeschooling moms, to weave in some wonderful history lesson that would help bring meaning to the Scriptures, and also somehow benefit the rest of our homeschooling lessons.

Faith, Perspective, Thanksgiving
Newbie Confusion and the Value of Connection

When I starting homeschooling in the dark ages (really only sixteen years ago, but it now seems like a lifetime ago!) I launched into something I really knew little about. I knew that the public school system was failing us and that we needed another solution.

Support, Community, Beginner
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.

Helpful Websites
The Delconte Case: The First Step in NC Homeschool Freedom

For a quarter of a century, home educators in North Carolina have found it relatively easy to comply with our homeschool law. Anybody who has had much contact with the Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE) has learned that everybody there is homeschool friendly.

Homeschool History, Inside NCHE, Law & Policy
NCHE Celebrates Thirty Years of Legal Homeschooling in North Carolina

In the spring of 1985, a significant victory took place in the long legal fight over home education in North Carolina.

Homeschool History, Law & Policy
Rebooting

It’s the fall of 2015, the beginning of a new academic year. I trust you had a summer full of activities that took advantage of the great resources in NC, from our mountains to our beaches. I hope you were able to schedule an extended visit with family and friends.

From the President
An Election Day Opportunity for High School Students

In our homeschools, one of the great things we have is flexibility. We can engage in experiences that are sometimes hard within a traditional system because they require being away from the school.

Activities