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When Life Hands You a Song Called ‘Lemon’

Anna finished her first big unschooling project today! It is a beautifully animated video she created for a song called ‘Lemon’ by a local Milwaukee band named Paper Holland (also on Facebook). A fun visual for a fun song: Enjoy!

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Week 1 – Learning Curve for Parent and Child Alike

With one week under our belts, I thought I’d take a quick look at where we stand. Curriculum After the initial fun of brainstorming study ideas wore off, we were faced with the hard work of trying to fit all of these ideas into a coherent structure. My wife did …

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Day 3

Anna has become ordained. So if you’re planning on getting married soon …

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Homeschooling by the Numbers

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) suggests that every homeschooled student in the State complete at least 875 hours of instruction per year. Anna has already earned about 108 hours from her first month-and-a-half at the local high school (Art Photo 1 = 18, Algebra/trig = 18, English 10 …

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The Roller-Coaster Less Traveled

After the big decision on Thursday, the next couple of days were a blur of brainstorming and planning: Friday My wife filled out the Homeschool Enrollment Form and we started researching homeschooling resources. Over dinner at the Milwaukee Ale House, an extended group of family members generated several pages of …

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Taking the Road Less Traveled

My daughter, Anna, has been struggling with fatigue, anxiety and depression for several months now and the everyday stress of getting her out of bed and off to school is affecting the entire family. Her grades are suffering and our dreams of seeing her through high school and off to …

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Infographics and Data Visualization (Week 5/6)

I took part in a brief discussion on the student forum after the Week 4 project and it made me realize that I’d been spending so much time trying to create a functional interactive graphic in Tableau that I was missing out on practicing some of the basic techniques of …