Julie Polanco is a veteran homeschool mom and author who has a lot of experience and wisdom to share. Listen in on our conversation as we discuss all the challenges and fun things about homeschooling 8-12 year olds.
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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #87 of the Homeschool with Moxie podcast!
As a former classroom teacher, now homeschooling mom of five, I love to equip and encourage other homeschooling families.
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About Julie Polanco from JulieNaturally.com
Julie Polanco is a master herbalist, an 18 year veteran homeschooling mom of four, author of two books for homeschooling moms (along with four others), speaker, podcaster, and blogger. You can catch her on Julie Naturally, where she helps Christian moms successfully pursue natural learning and natural health. And, every Friday, you can hear a new episode of her natural health podcast, Crunchy Christian Podcast.
You can find Julie’s site at JulieNaturally.com
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Homeschooling 8-12 Year Olds
We talk about many of the ideas from Julie’s book God Schooling. When I read her book, the chapter on teaching ages 8-12 really jumped out to me, and I know that so many of my listeners are homeschooling those crucial ages, so that’s mainly what we focus on in this episode!
- Underestimating kids in this age group
- Do kids this age still need playtime?
- Homeschooling math, reading, writing with this age group
- How can we practically help our kids develop writing skills without overwhelming them?
- Practical tips for parents of struggling readers
- Traveling notebook
- Experiential learning & Learning deeply
- How can we expose our children to a wide variety of experiences in science, history, and geography?
- What is “strewing”
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