The Wittenberg Trail

Lutheran Homeschoolers

Information

Lutheran Homeschoolers

This is a Group page for Martin Loopers and other Lutheran homeschoolers.

Members: 87
Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2013

Welcome to the group for Lutheran homeschoolers. Feel free to post questions, start discussions, etc.

While what we believe, teach, and confess abides by the Lutheran Confessions, homeschooling can look very different depending on the homeschooling family, from classical to unschooling, to "by gosh and by golly." (to use a veteran homeschooling term)

For those of you who are looking for a great confessional Lutheran homeschooling support email list, check out Martin Loopers, an email group for confessional homeschoolers at http://www.cat41.org/Loopers/index.htm

Discussion Forum

Homeschoolers and College/Universities

Started by Guillaume Williams Jul 9, 2013.

homeschooling curriculum 3 Replies

Started by Christie Rumsey. Last reply by Katy Hopkins Sep 24, 2011.

Classical Conversations 4 Replies

Started by Paul Thompson. Last reply by Julia L. Shaw-Fuller Mar 6, 2011.

Comment Wall

Comment by Julie Voss on March 31, 2008 at 11:54am
Hi. I am new here and have one soon-to-be high school age son. We are members of a private school ISP in Northern California and I am looking for ideas for our Bible and religion studies for the next four years. Anyone here with high school kids? At the moment we are the only Lutherans in our ISP though in the past there were six LCMS families.
Comment by Polly on April 1, 2008 at 7:36am
Hi Julie - I have two high school agers ( one graduating) and two youngers.

Aside from our family devotions using either the Peace Sussex schedule ( www.peace-sussex.org) or EveryDay Will I Bless Thee ( which we try to be regular about), I required my high schoolers to read certain books such as The Hammer of God, Why I Am A Lutheran, Spirituality of the Cross, The Bestman The Bride and The Wedding, etc.
Comment by Amber Bahr on April 15, 2008 at 9:19pm
Hello! Is anyone familiar with Classical Conversations? If so, could you tell me what you think of it and how it works? Thanks
Comment by Amber Bahr on April 15, 2008 at 9:19pm
Oops! The web address is: http://www.classicalconversations.com/
Comment by Sheila on April 20, 2008 at 5:12am
Julie, my son is a freshman and we have been using Tapestry of Grace. We really like it.
Comment by Amilie Traugott on April 27, 2008 at 7:55pm
Hi everyone! I am a stay at home mom and homeschool teacher of three children. Their ages are 10, 8, and 5. I also have a 12 year old son who is not homeschooled but attends a private Christian school. I want desperately for all of my children to be homeschooled but the oldest does not want to be home, so we have allowed him to continue to attend the Christian school has been going to for years now. I struggle as to whether I should make a stand and insist that he is home or do I continue to give him the freedom to make that choice. My hope is that by allowing him to work for something he truly wants will build character in him, a positive work ethic, however; on the other hand I feel like our family is split in two. We ( the homeschooled kids and I) are not truly free to do as we want with our schedules. We have to work our days and school year around the oldest child's school calender. I want homeschooling to be a family bonding experience but I feel it is not a family affair. I want to do what is best for each individual child and as a family. Any suggestions or opinions?
Comment by J.W. on January 16, 2009 at 12:30am
Dear Friends in Christ,
Greetings!
Since home schools are about the only schools in which prayer is allowed in most of the west, I have a prayer request for all of you: Please pray for Malta.
Malta is one of only two English-speaking nations (Fiji is the other) in which abortion is illegal in every case. However, the UN is currently trying to force them to change this policy.
Please join the 'Pray for Malta' group, please remember to pray that God will grant them the strength to persevere where most of the rest of the world has failed, and please spread the word.
Thanks!
http://wittenbergtrail.ning.com/group/prayformalta
Grace and peace remain with you all, in Christ, as well as my best wishes,
Sincerely,
J.W.
Comment by Paul Thompson on March 11, 2010 at 12:39pm
Hello to all! Been homeschooling for the last three years and it has been excellent. It's nice to know there is a Lutheran homeschooling group!
Comment by Guillaume Williams on December 16, 2012 at 10:05am

So with the latest shooting we are ready to start homeschooling.  The biggest question we have at this moment is scheduling a curriculum for 5 children the ages 4-12.  Do you teach a couple the same subject at the same time?  Is everyone learning the same thing at the same time?  Have some work on something by themselves while discussing a subject with the others?  Thanks.

Comment by Kevin Regal on December 16, 2012 at 10:55am

Guillaume,

When you can combine like that it is good, but that won't happen all the time--especially with the broad age range you have.  Actually, though, it sounds like you are thinking of something more like a dedicated lecture time or presentation like a teacher might give to a class of 20.  That is the best they can offer in public and most private schools, but it is usually not the best way to teach and learn.  And, with five different ages, you will wear yourself out.

I recommend, for those who can read, that you give them work that will teach them as they read the instructions and do it.  When they have questions, then they can ask you or one of the older kids who knows the answer.

I haven't done high school yet, but my sense from others is that learning is even more self-directed at that point.

Comment

You need to be a member of Lutheran Homeschoolers to add comments!

 

Members (79)

 
 
 

 

 

Looking for a Liturgical Church near you?

 

 

Help us maintain the Trail on the web:


Add an item to the
Lutheran Calendar

 

 

 

 


© 2014   Created by Norm Fisher.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue to the WT Admin  |  Terms of Service