Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Oak Meadow. In their words:
"Oak Meadow crafts engaging, experiential homeschooling curriculum for grades K-12, providing options to fit students' interests, talents, needs, and style; the flexibility to create a self-paced, joyful education at home (or on the road!); and beautiful, affordable materials. Oak Meadow's curriculum can be used independently or by enrolling in its fully accredited distance learning school.
SouleMama: Do you have advice for families who are thinking about homeschooling, but they're not sure they can do it?
Oak Meadow: We get this question all the time! Homeschooling isn’t right for everyone, but for many families, it’s the perfect approach to providing a compassionate, child-centered, fulfilling educational experience for their children. In fact, the homeschooling trend is on an incredible upswing: According to a 2012 article in Education News, the number of children who are being homeschooled has increased by 75 percent in the last two decades (read more: Education News). Educational experts estimate that there are now over two million homeschooled children in the United States.
Amanda Witman, Oak Meadow’s social media coordinator and a homeschooling mom herself, recently wrote a blog post especially for parents who wonder if they can homeschool successfully. She explained: “There are many reasons that lead families to consider homeschooling. Often it comes up when a child’s school is not a good match for their needs. Sometimes it’s driven by a parent’s desire to guide their child’s learning in the context of their own values. Sometimes children need a more flexible schedule in order to pursue athletic or artistic training, and sometimes parents simply can’t imagine missing out on the excitement of educational discovery.”
Read Amanda’s post in our blog, In the Meadow, to learn more. She discusses topics from how to know if homeschooling is right for your child to legal considerations to how to get started.
We also have three friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable educational counselors on staff who are happy to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call Monday through Friday, 10am to 3pm, at 802-251-7250.
For today's giveaway, Oak Meadow is generously offering the following gifts to TWO winners:
~ Winner #1: $100 coupon to use in the Oak Meadow Bookstore
~ Winner #2: $50 coupon to use in the Oak Meadow Bookstore
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To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8:00 am EST on Monday, and announce the winners, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winners are...
I love the Oak Meadow curriculum. I used it when my kids were younger and have wanted to go back to it now that they're in 4th and 7th. I love your blog Soule Mama...thank you for sharing your life, beauty and wisdom....and recipes and animals...and creativity! xx
Posted by: Leslie Davis
This would be amazing! Thank you!
Posted by: MaryAnn
Thank you, Oak Meadow!