Author: Kat Hutcheson

A Peek Inside the Vendor Hall at the SEA Homeschoolers’ Conference

Over the last year I had the opportunity to get to know some incredible people and awesome companies as we organized our inaugural conference. The companies represented in the vendor hall at the SEA Homeschoolers Conference offer great secular products and truly have a passion for education. These videos will give you a peek inside the 2017 vendor hall, while we work to make 2018 even bigger and better.   Amanda McClure talks about the engaging multi-discipline classes offered by Groovy Kids Online. Beverly Burgess, homeschool coach & consultant and author of Out of the Box Learning, offers excellent...

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SEA Homeschoolers August Booklist, 2017: It’s All About Astronomy!

Members of the SEA Homeschoolers’ community have been preparing for the upcoming Perseid meteor shower and solar eclipse by sharing lots of interesting resources. Here is a collection of astronomy and eclipse related books, both fiction and nonfiction, recommended by our community. The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space & Astronomy By Jim Bell Expanding the series that began with the highly successful volumes The Science Book and The Math Book, astronomer and planetary scientist Jim Bell presents 250 of the most groundbreaking astronomical events, from the formation...

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Review of R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Astronomy 2

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Astronomy 2 from Pandia Press brings top quality secular science into your home or classroom in an engaging hands-on manner. Scientist and author, Blair Lee, has a conversational writing style that opens up serious science topics to students in a way that invites them on a journey through learning. The combination of thorough science education, fun labs and activities, and the author’s ability to share vast amounts of information without overwhelming a novice makes RSO Astronomy 2 an excellent course for both students who love science, and those who do not. The writing style, uncommon for...

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Choosing an Educational Game

If you decide that educational games might be useful for your child, it might seem like there are way too many things to consider. How popular they are, what themes and subjects to focus on, how recommended they are and so on. And while there are a lot of educational games out there, I hope I can help you narrow down your options — not based on what the games seem like on the surface, but on what type of learning your child will experience when they’re playing. What is your Child Actually Doing while Playing? One of the...

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Out of the Box Learning, Empowering You On Your Homeschool Journey

I don’t often read books on homeschooling. Not that I don’t think I can learn from others experiences, but finding a book whose author I could connect with, that didn’t push a specific methodology, and wasn’t dripping with religious references, was more of a challenge than it was worth to me. As the homeschool community has evolved so have the homeschooling books available and I have been pleasantly surprised by a few of them recently. When I picked up my copy of Beverly Burgess’ book, Out of the Box Learning, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but as I...

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