Where to Find Reliable Homeschooling in Vermont Information
Vermont is an ideal place to raise a family. It’s also a great place to homeschool your children. Homeschooling in Vermont As a parent who has homeschooled her children for many years (my oldest recently graduated) and helped others start on the homeschooing journey, I’ve frequently heard or read over the years that Vermont is a ‘tough’ place to homeschool. Why? Bureaucracy. Homeschooling in Vermont requires initial student registration, submission of a professional evidence/disability form, outline of curriculum (*not annually if certain requirements are met), and annual end-of-year assessments in the form of a teacher assessment, student portfolio, or standardized testing. Compared to some states, Vermont’s requirements sound tough. However,…
Homeschool Geography GeoBee Club
Starting on February 22, 2013, a homeschool geography club will meet at Lyndon’s Cobleigh Library on the last Friday of each month at 10 a.m. The group is for homeschoolers who are interested in geography and for prepping for future GeoBee competitions. For more information, contact the Cobleigh Library.
NEK History Day: Call for Homeschoolers
On March 27, 2013 the Old Stone House Museum/Orleans Historical Society, Inc. will once again host the NEK History Day competition at IROC in Derby, VT. All students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate whether they attend public or private school or are homeschooled. NEK History Day is a competition in which students choose historical topics and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites (like the Old Stone House Museum). After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students present their work in exhibits, performances or documentaries. If you are interested in having…
Laughing Crow Farm Offers ‘Outdoor Nature Classes’ for Children
So excited to announce that this Northeast Kingdom Mom’s dream of launching nature-based educational programs for children is becoming reality! Congratulations, Kristen! If you’re looking for nature immersion experiences for your children or homeschoolers, check out Kristen’s program. Upcoming Open Houses at Laughing Crow Farm — a chance for children and families to see our ‘outdoor classroom’ and experience a mini nature program here — next Thursday 9/6, 12:30-1:30, for Forest Tots (pre-K & K) and next Friday 9/7, 12:30-2, for Nature Immersion for Homeschoolers (6-12 yr olds). To see a description of our fall programs for pre-K/K, afterschool girls, and homeschoolers, jump on over to the Laughing Crow Programs…