If you had to do it all over again, would you Home School?

This was a discussion recently on the AHEA Facebook Page which was inspired by a blog Home Schooling - the Hardest Thing I've Ever Done... Below are the answers that were shared!
*Depends on the day. In seriousness, though I may question myself daily, I know it was the best decision I made for my kids.
*Unequivocally YES!! But, I would start at Kindergarten rather than gr 4!!
*Yes!!! Though I would have started much much earlier!!
*Yes - would have started sooner!
*Yes!!!!. Would have done it with my older grown children if I had known about it. Homeschooling was not a word you heard when they were young.
*Yes! Yes! And Yes!
*Oh, for sure - but would have done a few things different if I could.... lol
*In a heartbeat.
*I love the *in a heartbeat* above. I only wish we had started sooner. We waited until grade 1 with our oldest daughter - it just didn't make sense until then - BUT it is the only thing that has made sense ever since!
*Without a moments hesitation, ... best decision I ever made in spite of the opposition from family and trials along the way.

Home School Day at heritage Park in Calgary - Sept. 20, 2013

August 26, 2013

Dear Homeschool Group or Association;

We would like to invite you and the members of your homeschool association to Heritage Park Historical Village for Homeschooler Day, September 20, 2013....

Back by popular demand, our Homeschooler Day offers a rich variety of school programming in the unique setting of Heritage Park’s Gasoline Alley Transportation Museum. Curriculum based programs offer students from Kindergarten up through Grade 12 a chance to explore and discover history, social studies, geography, and science.

All programs for this day are based in Gasoline Alley, located on the Engineered Air Plaza, close to parking lots A and B. The day’s activities will run from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, although it is possible to come for only a morning or afternoon session. Lunch will be held from 12 noon to 12:45 pm. (All listed times are approximations and are subject to change.)

We hope you and the other families from your home school group will be able to attend this fun and specialized day of school programming. To learn more about this great field trip opportunity or to register your children, please visit our Website at www.heritagepark.ca.

Thank you for your consideration, and we hope to see you and your fellow homeschoolers here on September 20th!

Sincerely yours,

Alan Macdonald
Education Assistant
T: 403. 268 - 8616
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How Many Bookshelves Do You Have in Your Home?

This was just a fun little survey on the AHEA Facebook Page. It was inspired by this article - Owning Two of What Indicates Your Children Will Do Well in School.

Question: How many bookshelves do you have in your home?


*Oh dear. I never actually counted my bookshelves before. I think I might have a problem. :0) In my house, there are 18 bookshelves!

*7 that I would count plus baskets strewn around with books!

*6 that are 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide!

*Wow, I actually have 14!!

*We have 12. Not including cupboards and other little nooks that also hold books :)

*11, plus a small sling back book shelf, plus built in shelves in the bedrooms, plus cupboards...


Smile - I gave 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes to the winners, BUT I noted we all win with homes full of bookcases! Smile

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