Author: Blair Lee

Our Journey Together

About 11 o’clock Friday night February 3, I got the call every parent with a teen aged driver dreads. My 17-year-old son had been in a car accident, and they were taking him to the hospital. He will be okay. He had part of his small intestine removed and a tear in his colon sewn up. As I sat in his hospital room, I reflected on our homeschooling journey and homeschooling in general. This might seem like a strange thing to be thinking about; perhaps it was because the weekend was supposed to be a work weekend focusing on...

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Unschooling 101 with Jason Grooms

Jason Grooms is an adventurer, author, mountain climber, husband, and dad of six incredible kids from adult to toddler. Along with his brilliant wife, he’s been homeschooling for almost two decades (2 graduated and 4 close behind). When he’s not being a teacher, adventure guide, and life coach for his kids, Jason is a Director of Learning and Development by day and writes science adventure books for kids by night. He has a degree in Cultural Anthropology, is an ordained Humanist Celebrant, and is certifiably the biggest Disney nerd you will ever meet. You can find his science books...

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Unschool When You Can, Teach When You Must with Kate Laird

Kate is the author of Homeschool Teacher, a manual for homeschooling families for kindergarten through eighth grade and available on her website. Kate graduated from Harvard with a degree in history, a good set of study skills, and a 100-ton captain’s license. Her first teaching job began seven days after graduation, tutoring three children on a sailboat crossing the Pacific. For the last 12 years, she’s homeschooled her own children as the family worked and traveled on the edges of civilization from Greenland to Antarctica and now in Alaska. You can follow her blog here. She’ll be discussing how...

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Secular, Eclectic, Academic Homeschooling with Blair Lee

Meet Blair and other secular, eclectic, academic homeschoolers at the SEA Homeschoolers 2017 Conference. Blair is a homeschooling mom, the author of the secular science textbooks REAL Science Odyssey Chemistry 1 and Biology 2, and founder of Secular Eclectic Academic Homeschoolers. Eclectic homeschooling is the most common type of homeschooling. Every child is unique with a different set of academic strengths, challenges, and passions. Eclectic homeschoolers  take those into account as they handcraft a unique journey through learning for their child. Creating a unique education might seem scary and intimidating, but it is easier than you think. Blair will be...

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How to Put Together the Best Science Field Trip Ever

  Field trips aren’t just fun; they are also educational! Field trips give kids opportunities for hands-on learning, allow for new experiences, and lead to a better understanding of topics. By taking science field trips, kids can experience things that expense and expertise put out of most people’s reach. By following a few simple tips, you can ensure the science field trips this year are the best ever. When planning what your children will study in science during the coming year, start thinking of when and where field trips would make sense. Include these in your overall homeschool plan...

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Letter From the Editor, January 2017

Greetings my fellow SEA Homeschoolers, Happy New Year 2017, and thank you for subscribing to our newsletter! SEA Homeschoolers began humbly. I was looking for a community of homeschoolers to talk to. Homeschoolers who, like me, consider their style secular, academic, and eclectic. I wanted a community where we recognized, valued, and in fact celebrated each other’s differences. A group where it felt comfortable discussing how we were homeschooling our unique children uniquely, but also where we shared the innovative things we were doing in our homeschools. At the time, I was hoping there were at least a handful...

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Know Yourself Review: A Seriously Good Line of Science Materials

Let me start this review by telling you that I love all the products I have seen from Know Yourself. The quality, presentation and content are excellent. I first saw the Know Yourself series of books at a homeschool conference in the summer of 2016. I was impressed enough by what I saw to tell Know Yourself I would review their products. I called a fellow homeschooler whose children I thought would like to help me with the review. Her kids loved the products as much as I did! Every part of the Know Yourself product line is engaging,...

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Nature

The lake is blue, the clouds are white. The lake shimmers in the sun. The trees blow in the wind, and the wind blows on me. And we are one.   By, Violet Thomas   Violet is 7-years-old and lives with her parents and younger sister in the beautiful state of Maine. She enjoys playing piano, yoga class, sketching, and running around outside with her dog, Gus. “Writing poems makes me feel so happy. It’s one of my favorite activities!” If your child would like to be considered for publication, please send his or her submission to SEA Homeschoolers. You...

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