Introductions Thread (Come say hi.)


(alyssacairns) #84

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.


(Zach Philip) #85

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


#86

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!


(Zach Philip) #87

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


(Phil) #88

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.


(Bruce Holt) #89

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


(Bruce Holt) #90

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


(Zach Philip) #91

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


#92

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.


#93

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.


#94

Thanks for the welcome, Elle!