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hope64 said in October 25th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

As a home educator, I want my children’s “homework” to NOT show that they can fill in blanks or complete a worksheet. I want the to show my what they learned and WHY they found it interesting. So, my sons (I have 4) create projects, books, power points, and MANY other projects to show me these benchmarks. I supply them with materials: books, art supplies, etc. By the time they are in 3rd grade they self-start many of their projects in different subject areas. And, remember, many projects are cross-curricular. They LOVE the education process and my high school age boys are VERY self-motivated and love creative expression. Yes, for those who prefer a more traditional approach, we belong to a co-op with 30 other families. We meet weekly. So, they have also been given a taste of what it means to be responsible to other teachers, complete assignments on a schedule, and be judged as to how well they comply with a given set of directives.

Susan said in October 26th, 2012 at 4:37 am

This sounds wonderful… like you’ve managed to get the best of both worlds. Was homework one of the reasons you decided to homeschool?