The Iowa Legislature is now in session, and we’re hearing that there’s a lot of confusion and misinformation floating around the state capitol building. We shouldn’t be surprised, considering the recent attacks against homeschooling freedom.
Iowa homeschooling mom, Michelle Andersen, is also an Iowa library director, which explains her enthusiasm for sharing the many incredible FREE resources available at and through your local public library. Check out this list from Michelle! 1. EXPLORE BOOKS, MAGAZINES, DVDs, AND AUDIOBOOKS All kinds of reading material are available to enjoy or to support your curriculum. Your local library may … Read More
As the January 8 opening of the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session approaches, anti-homeschool rumblings can continually be heard. High-profile individuals and organizations are calling for increased regulation and oversight for homeschooling families. In a recent public forum and in a published editorial, the American Association of University Women addressed the topic of homeschooling in Iowa – especially Independent Private Instruction … Read More
Anymore, I don’t run errands during the daytime with my children, mostly because schoolwork and activities have increased as my twins have gotten older. I have also become more conscious of the attention we draw. If I am with only one child, it seems that onlookers assume my child is out of school for the afternoon because of a doctor appointment or … Read More
Homeschool Learning Styles What are the common homeschool learning styles? And how do you figure out what your child’s preferred style is? Take a few minutes to use this simple homeschool learning styles checklist. You’ll likely spot your child’s predominant learning style: • Visual • Auditory • Read/Write • Kinesthetic Then use our suggestions to help you adapt your homeschool instruction … Read More
“Can the school require me to provide that information?” “Do I have to file that form?” “Is that a legal mandate?” Homeschool Iowa receives questions like these all year long – but especially at back-to-school time. One of the many services we provide is assistance in clarifying and meeting homeschool legal requirements in Iowa. While the Iowa law and rules … Read More