Introductions Thread (Come say hi.)

I will note that Sunday School teacher Pete Enns is very different in tone and style than blogger Pete Enns. It’s totally appropriate for kids.

Oh, so sorry! Hope you are getting the support you need as you navigate all the fallout.

LOL today I can get one bar holding my computer up to the window, I didn’t even need to climb on the roof!

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Ooh, thanks for that recommendation! Sonlight uses “Leading Little Ones to God” for first grade, which doesn’t look terrible, but it also seems a bit old-fashioned and maybe too “systematic” for my tastes… I really like the previews I’m seeing of that Enns one… I might just have to switch.

Oh, good to know! Yeah, blogger Pete Enns was a little snarky for my tastes. You are saying it’s the same person but using a very different tone and style, and not literally a different Pete Enns, right? :joy:

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And I am so glad to hear that accessing the internet has become a less perilous exercise!!!

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Hi.
I am nee to biologos and a new homeschooler with 2 boys ages 8 and 11.
Alyssa

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Hi Alyssa, welcome to the forum!

Hope you find some valuable input here. Feel free to pop in and ask a question or share an observation or good resource any time! :slight_smile:

Thank you!
I am homeschooling/unschooling in Australia.
It is great to find this forum as I do not know any other Christian homeschoolers who teach their children both the Bible and accept evolution.
It will be great to get some tips how.

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Hey! I’m a homeschooled student and advocate of EC in a world of YEC homeschoolers XD Excited to be here!

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Welcome, Zach! Glad you found us. A lot of us are in the same boat when it comes to being in a world of YEC!

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Thanks Elle! Yeah, that’s for sure :slight_smile:

Welcome, Zach. We hope we can be of help and support. It is sometimes tough to know how to approach difficult subjects in a loving manner with friends and loved ones, especially when the reaction received may not be so positively inclined. We all pray for God’s wisdom in life’s journey.

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Hi Alyssa,

Welcome from one who reads a lot here but is often very late in responding. Do you live in Cairns? I’d be interested in learning what the homeschool scene is like there, or more generally in Australia. My son wants to visit your part of the world, as he wants to see a saltwater crocodile!

Please do let us know if there are specific “tips” you are interested in. This forum has been a wonderful source of ideas and encouragement for me.

Warm Regards,
Bruce Holt
Washington, DC (but soon to be Frankfurt, Germany) area

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Hi Zach. Welcome to the forum from a homeschooling father. I hope you are able to find lots of encouragement through your interactions here, as I have.

If you are willing to share, I would love to learn more about your background with homeschooling and learning about science. Does the rest of your family share or support your EC thinking? I’m curious partly because my wife and I are not in accord in our thinking about these matters, and my son probably feels caught in the middle more than he lets me know. So I’ll be able to relate if that is a difficult issue for you.

I’m also rather obsessed with geography and like learning where people live.

I know some who come to the forum prefer to maintain some anonymity, so no worries if you don’t want to respond with more details here.

Warm Regards,
Bruce Holt

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Hey Mr. Holt!

Thanks so much! My dad is not opposed to evolutionary creationism but leans towards old-earth stuff. My mom is more young-earth but not anti-old-earth. So I’m the only evolutionary creationist :wink: I did do the Answers in Genesis curriculum in elementary/middle school but now just study normal college texts for science.

The issue does come up a lot! I’m in IL by Wheaton College.

Zach

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Hi everyone,

This will be our third year homeschooling. We have three children, ages 6, 6, and 7.

We are a bit of a lone family as far as a homeschooling community goes, because the nearest co-op is an hour away and we have very snowy winters. However, our children are in various activities (swimming, karate, scouting), which helps.

We use a Charlotte Mason-influenced approach to homeschooling and use almost all free resources.

We are a secular homeschooling family, but enjoy incorporating/addressing religious topics (in art, music, prose, etc.). We currently use underthehome.org for most of our subjects (reading, math, science, history, geography, art, music, prose, poetry). We also use khan academy for math review and Salsa Spanish for foreign language.

When we started, we weren’t sure how homeschooling would work for our family, but now it’s hard to imagine sending the children to school outside the home every day.

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Welcome to the forum, @momo3! I sympathize with the “very snowy winters” aspect of homeschooling – we have them too and it makes it hard to get involved in much that involves a lot of driving just because the cancellation rate is so high.

Under the Home looks really neat – I will have to check it out.

Thanks for the welcome, Elle!

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Hello,

Today is our first homeschool day for our daughter’s seventh grade year. Our three older kids were homeschooled half-day/half public school, (unusual, but it worked very well in our situation). They eventually graduated from public high school. I anticipate that our youngest will continue with homeschool full time.

We are in a Classical Conversations group. Like others have expressed, we are happy with the classical method, and we love our CC families, but are not supportive of the anti-evolution portion of the curriculum. I’ve seen and heard of much worse amongst Christian homeschools, tho. At least It Couldn’t Just Happen is not hostile towards EC. Still, integrating a certain position on the topic of Origins seems to me counter to the CC ideal of teaching “HOW to think, not WHAT to think.” We have primarily emphasized with our daughter that the differences of belief about creation should not be divisive, but sadly it is. I’ve already read the book with her. I am thankful for this forum, and for my scientist husband to guide us thoughtfully and lovingly through these topics.

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