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Homeschooling in Orange County, CA

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Children with ADD and ADHD...YES! Finally I found help!

I am a homeschooling mom of 5 years and from my experience, I have

found a lot of home school kids with ADD and ADHD. These kids are also

extremely brilliant in other areas. My own kids are both dyslexic and

ADD. My doctor had told me about an innovative, natural remedy that

has shown to work well on children and adults with ADD and ADHD. I

recently tried it with my son and the difference was HUGE. About a year

ago, we had tried two different types of meds.… Continue

Added by Renee Holden on April 23, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Homeschool... What's it Really all About?


Added by AskTracy on March 31, 2010 at 8:55am — No Comments

math/chemistry/all elementary school subjects and piano tutor

I have been working with homeschoolers for over 10 years teaching piano, math, chemistry and all

elementary school subjects. I am a graduate of USC. I tutor math through Calculus I and chemistry.

I enjoy teaching individually or in small groups. I also tutor all elementary school subjects.

I am also a certified piano instructor. I teach using patterns, teaching the students music theory

and applying that music theory so they are utilizing chords,…


Added by mathchem tutor on March 28, 2010 at 7:24am — No Comments

Be You

When teaching your children, remember who you are. Keep important lessons that you have learned from your own history near by. Remove judgements from the past that you have made when you were 8 years old. You have changed. Your views are not of an 8 year old any longer. Be… Continue

Added by AskTracy on March 27, 2010 at 9:50pm — 1 Comment

FREE Introductory Piano Lesson - San Clemente Area

Offer: Free first lesson then 25% off monthly tuition for continued lessons
In your home (San Clemente/ San Juan area)
Home School students only.
Must schedule appointments between 9AM and 1PM
George Anderson

Added by George David Anderson on March 23, 2010 at 10:19pm — No Comments

New @ Homeschooling


Added by AskTracy on March 20, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Friendly Words To My Fellow Homeschoolers #2


Added by AskTracy on February 26, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Autism Home School Survey

Hi ,

We are graduate students from Sacramento State University, we are conducting our thesis research on families in California that home school their children with Autism. We are looking for participants to share their story and be part of our research. Below is the link to the survey, please pass it along to any families you know. Also, you can enter into a drawing to win a gift card for participating in the survey. Thank you so much.…


Added by Jessica Knuth on January 6, 2010 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Year Round Whale Watching Cruises With Newport Landing, Newport Beach (OChomeschooling 1/2 Price Only $15 )


Newport Landing Whale Watching offers year round whale watching cruises from Newport Beach daily. They are offering a 1/2 price rate of $15 to OChomeschooling normally $30. Just mention "OChomeschooling" when making a reservation to recieve the 1/2 price rate.

Year around cruises view many varieties of whales including the giant blue whale which are over 80 feet in length, grey whales, finback… Continue

Added by Steffanie on December 30, 2009 at 11:02pm — No Comments

25% Educator Discounts at Borders

Here's an email I got from Borders:


This past September, Borders updated its Teacher Discount to include Homeschoolers and uped the discount to 25% most items. It would be great if let all the Homeschoolers know about that, the ones I run into have no idea they could be saving money.

I'm also available to find odd items or do research, I handle teacher and education sales in Orange County. Homeschoolers can reach me at (949)… Continue

Added by Heather Martinson on November 28, 2009 at 4:53pm — No Comments

OC Homeschoolers in the Register

OC Register article: YMCA offers gym class for home schooled kids

View the article at http://www.ocregister.com/articles/wilson-schooling-home-2605752-one-week

Added by Heather Martinson on October 16, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

"Psst...Pass it on!"

Are you looking for information about homeschool activities in the Orange County area? Do you want to know what “specials” are out there for homeschool families? Sign up with “Psst…Pass it on!”, and find out what information is going around between Southern California’s homeschool families. madhouse5@cox.net

Added by AskTracy on August 20, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Book and Teaching Guide for English Literature - Lexile scored at 1060/AR Points: 15

If you are looking for a way to get your kids interested in reading the Bible in a way they will enjoy and earn AR points for an English assignment at the same time, please check out my book, The Victor. I have worked with an accredited English teacher on developing the lesson plan based upon my book which is a blatant allegory of the Bible/Gospels and end-noted with over 60 scripture references.

If you would like more information… Continue

Added by Marlayne Giron on August 6, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

OC Homeschoolers Win National Video Contest!

Here's the article from the OC Register:


Added by Heather Martinson on July 13, 2009 at 6:57am — No Comments

A Place to Homeschool: Someone Else's Home!

If you've always thought homeschooling was a good idea, but that perhaps it wouldn't work for you because you work or you struggle with playing the teacher and parent roles, there is a way to do homeschooling! This fall we are opening our home to other families who want to do just that. I am a credentialed teacher, a previous teacher in both public and private schools, and a mom of four. My oldest is eleven, going into sixth grade. I have an eight year old, entering third, a seven year old… Continue

Added by Angela Noel Bruggeman on June 17, 2009 at 8:26am — No Comments

Starr Ranch Summer Junior Biologists

A message from Starr Ranch Sanctuary:

Dear Home School Families and Groups,

Starr Ranch would like to remind you that we still have spaces for our summer Junior Biologists program, especially our June sessions reserved for homeschoolers. Attached is a PDF flyer with more details, and a text version appears below my signature. Please help us spread the word and pass this announcement on to other groups and families whom you think may be interested!

Please feel… Continue

Added by Heather Martinson on May 19, 2009 at 3:25pm — No Comments

OC Homeschoolers in National Video Contest

My friend's daughter and other homeschoolers made a video that is now in the top three of the national finals.

Take a look & vote:


Hers is Entry #3.

-Heather Martinson

Added by Heather Martinson on May 15, 2009 at 4:17pm — 2 Comments

Why Homeschool?

Why homeschool?

I get this question all the time. I'm sure most, nah, I take that back, I'm sure ALL of my fellow homeschoolers get asked this question whenever the topic of education comes up. What do you tell them? I'm curious to know. In the beginning I'm sure we all had our serious reasons, but as time goes by, what do you tell them now? Is it still serious? Or do you have more fun with your answers?

Post your answers, because I know I'm not the only one who answers,… Continue

Added by AskTracy on May 11, 2009 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

thankful for my family

There is a story about blueberries on my daughter's unit test for homeschool. It has been said that American Indians picked blueberries and turned it into tea, dried them in made it into a powder, and drank the juice to cure sickness and prepare the people for the long winters. It is possible that blueberries were on the menu at the First Thanksgiving.

My daughter learned that the blueberries were mixed with cornmeal and water to make blueberry mush. There was even a recipe for mush… Continue

Added by Alison Stripling on May 2, 2009 at 9:17am — 2 Comments

locks of love

There was only one time in my life that I had my hair cut shorter than shoulder length. In some strange way, I feel like I can be more mysterious behind my long hair. Naturally, I've loved my girls to have long hair, flowing, glistening, and shining in the Southern California sun.

A short time ago we talked to our oldest daughter about trimming her long, soft tresses. I mentioned to her an article that I had seen about girls donating their hair to… Continue

Added by Alison Stripling on April 30, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments


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