In our current environment I have heard many families begin to question whether they should make the leap from distance learning to homeschooling for awhile. You may be thinking, “what’s the difference??? We’re learning from home now!” The fact is homeschoolers are also struggling right now as we try to adjust to this entirely new home-confined lifestyle. Continue reading “Considering A Jump from Distance Learning to Homeschooling?”
Distance Learning. There is so much talk in the news and in social media right now about home education. Parents are trying to keep up, kids are either loving or hating it, and teachers are doing their best. There are comments about how people are ‘new homeschoolers’ and how families have put on their ‘homeschooling hats’. Many parents are saying “I could never do this homeschool-thing full time’. Even highly effective teachers are struggling to keep their own kids on track with distance learning. Continue reading “Homeschoolers Are Struggling Too!”
School is out. 3 months too soon. Parents across the country are seeing the looks of delight, uncertainty, relief, and boredom in their kids’ faces as they have the next few weeks off. You look forward to sleeping in, and not dealing with homework. Continue reading “Homeschool Trial Run?”
This co-op, Gamers and Crafters by Nature, will meet on Wednesdays at the Common Fence Point Community Center, which is just finishing up its renovation. Continue reading “New Co-op – Portsmouth, RI Campus”
ENRICHri strives to distribute accurate information about homeschooling in general and specifically in Rhode Island. We do not link to, nor refer anyone to the RIDE homeschool FAQs page. While some of the FAQs are appropriate, informative and useful there are many points that are at best misleading and in part outright false. RIDE maintains two almost identical FAQs (points page on their website as well as a PDF), our stance is focused on their current PDF).
ENRICHri has approached RIDE multiple times, over the course of our ten years, to ask that they update the misinformation to reflect Rhode Island laws accurately. They do not refuse; they simply do not respond.
These are the changes that ENRICHri has recently recommended to RIDE in order to be a resource that we can feel comfortable pointing potential or new homeschoolers to.
It’s that time of year once again.
The time of year you will have mailed your End of Year letter and Letter of Intent. You wait for your “approval” letter, hoping that your school district isn’t going to be a problem.
There’s the envelope from the school department in your mailbox. You hope it’s a simple “thank you, your child has been approved for 2018-19”. And, for most of us, it will be! But, your district may send a packet of forms and other “useful information.” Your district may send an approval letter that contains language that leans to overreaching and may even have a threatening tone. Continue reading “Overcompliance”
Want to know a secret? Shh….it’s one of the best-kept secrets of homeschooling. Ready? Here it comes… Continue reading “Take a Break”
Many, possibly even most, times the phrase, “taken for granted”, is used in a negative way. I like to use it in a positive way. When I can take something for granted it shows, in my mind, that the situation is a very secure one, one I can rely upon. Continue reading “So I can take my life for granted . . .”
The lights were turned down low, the music was jamming, and balloons were bouncing all over the dance floor. Everything was draped in purple and gold. Even the lights on the wall had a hue of purple shooting up to the high ceiling of the hall. Families entered through a golden curtain dressed in their best. Continue reading “Masquerade Ball”
I’m awoken abruptly by the roar of an engine and a strobe light illuminating my bedroom. The sky is still dark as I glance at the clock. 5:49 a.m. The high school bus groaned down the road with the teenage girls who live across the street aboard. Continue reading “Homeschool Mom”