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Homeschool

We began homeschooling in the fall of 2007, after pulling Zane out of the local Kindergarten class.  In the spring of 2008 we officially registered with the state of Kansas as a “non-accredited private school” and named it “Ad Astra Academy”.

“Ad Astra” means “to the stars” and is part of the state motto:  “Ad Astra per Aspera”, meaning “To the Stars through Difficulty”. 

Although the day to day events of school will be a part of the regular blog, I wanted a space to put things like curriculum, essays, books (other than curriculum), and teaching techniques that have really helped Zane understand and use the material.

  • Zane's age

  • Zane is 15 years, 9 months, and 21 days old
  • Zora's age

  • Zora is 11 years, 9 months, and 25 days old
  • Random Quote

  • If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
    If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
    If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
    If a child lives with jealousy, he learns to feel guilty.
    If a child lives with impropriety, he learns to feel shame.
    If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
    If a child lives with encouragement he learns confidence
    If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.
    If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
    If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.
    If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
    If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.
    With what is your child living?
    — Dorothy Law Neite

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