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Vol. XXVII
No. 3
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May/June
2011

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Send Your Story About Why Homeschooling is the Best!

We are looking for humorous, warm anecdotes and true stories illustrating that homeschooling is the best educational alternative around.

All material printed in the Court Report will be credited, and the contributor will receive a $10 coupon good toward any HSLDA publication of his choice. Submissions may be edited for space. Please be aware that we cannot return photographs.

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Shocking News

Explaining to my 11-year-old son, Andrew, how an electrical current works, I told him, “Individual electrons jump from one atom to the next.”

“It’s a current event!” Andrew quipped, with a smile.

—by Ann B. / Hudson, MA


The Sky’s the Limit

After school is over for the day, my children and I try to spend as many nice afternoons as we can at our local playground. One beautiful afternoon, my 7-year-old daughter was busy looking at the clouds. After a while, she pointed to one and said, “That looks like New Guinea!”

Apparently our geography lessons are paying off!

—by Patty R. / Lords Valley, PA


“Comin’ for to Carry Me Home…”

I was humming a song and cleaning up dinner when my 15-year-old queried, “Mom, that sounds like a spiritual. Is it?”

“Yes,” I replied. “In public school choir, they always made certain you had a wide exposure to all types of music.”

At this point, our youngest, age 7, chimed in. “Mama, did you go to public school?”

“Yes, dear.”

To which she replied in all seriousness, “Oh, you poor thing!”

—by Kris H. / Maple Grove, MN


Dinner Declined

One afternoon, after I told my 8-year-old son that we were having homemade pizza for dinner, we heard a little voice begin rattling off, “Pizza, pizzae, pizzam, pizza.” My 3-year-old was absentmindedly declining the word just like the Latin nouns we had worked on that morning for our homeschool co-op.

Everyone burst out laughing. Even the littlest members of our homeschool are learning all the time!

—by Amie M. / Hartsville, SC