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  • by Kelly Sullivan Noah Pop quiz: Where do your children learn? A) Only at our kitchen table, and only what I teach them. B) Only alone in nature, and only what nature teaches them. C) All over the place, taught sometimes by me, sometimes through their own discovery, and sometimes guided by others. OK, that […]

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  • by Amy Pass, MHA Board Secretary Are you interested in teaching/learning a foreign language and wondering about all the apps that are out there? My family has tested a number of free resources over the past few years, and this is a quick overview of what we’ve found. (Please note, this is a personal perspective […]

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  • by Aza Donnelly, MHA Board Member It’s Fall. I love Fall; however, Fall makes me a bit unstable. I feel a little off my game. The excitement of the new school year is everywhere, regardless of the educational philosophy. As unschoolers we spend countless hours during this season with our more curriculum-minded brothers and sisters […]

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  • by Maria Almli Former MHA Board member Are you contemplating homeschooling with a new baby in the mix this fall? If so you are you’re not alone. September is the most popular birth month in the US. While we can rarely pinpoint the actual day, we do get about nine months of notice of the […]

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  • by Aza Donnelly, MHA Board member So, now that you have read Amy’s post at http://homeschoolers.org/getting-started-just-the-basics/ and know how to get started legally, I am going to give you a few pointers on what can come next for you. Whether you are homeschooling a 10 year old for the first time, or you are starting […]

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  • by Amy Pass, MHA Board Secretary So, you’re wondering how to get started homeschooling? First of all, welcome to the community of Minnesota homeschoolers! With over 27,000 homeschoolers in our state, our community is alive and strong! Let’s begin with some basic information to get you started.   There are a few primary legal requirements […]

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  • We’d like to welcome our newest board member, Jenn Newman. Jenn lives in Minneapolis, and has homeschooled for two years. She’s the parent of three children, ages 10, 9 and 4 (almost 5). The ability to make an impact from behind the scenes drew her to MHA as a board volunteer. “Helping out MHA I […]

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  • by Aza Donnelly Unschooling reading list. Because Summer is hot, sticky, and crowded. There are lots of unschooly things to do all summer long. I could give you a list of things to strew (casually placing interesting things about to see what catches someone’s fancy), but that seems silly since there is an abundance of […]

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  • by Kelly Sullivan Noah Sure you already know that libraries are good for books, storytimes, and air conditioning on a hot day. You check out DVDs, download audio- and e-books, and use their computers. But our public library system offers many more resources that any learning family – especially homeschoolers on a tight budget – […]

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  • The Centers for Disease Control’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network has just reported that 1 in 42 children in Minnesota has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is the second highest rate of the 11 data collection sites throughout the country. Minnesota data was collected from Hennepin and Ramsey Counties only, which is […]

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