January 15, 2020

1.  Take action to defeat harmful mandate The following message comes from Andrew Beckwith, President, Massachusetts Family Institute. Although it does not directly concern us as homeschoolers, this issue has enormous implications for our friends and neighbors who are...

December 18, 2019

1.  Merry Christmas!!! See you back here on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. 2.  Art contest This year’s HSLDA art contest is challenging students to experiment with characteristics of three historic genres of art. Whether Cubist, Rococo, or Impressionist,...

December 4, 2019

1.  We heard… …that there is a homeschooled-fueled alternative to Groundhog Day! For several years, three homeschooled brothers from Eastford, Connecticut have been running an event in their small town 20 minutes south of Sturbridge, Massachusetts. At 7:30...

November 20, 2019

1.  Local living nativity sites this Christmas season We have just become aware of two Living Nativities – one in Acton and the other in Grosvenordale, Connecticut. Here are links with more information: https://facebook.com/events/453906528887440/?ti=cl Walk...

November 6, 2019

1.  Field trip idea: Historic New England Thanksgiving is right around the corner, a time when many of us start thinking about our region’s history and cultural heritage. Check out homeschool programs at Historic New England for group field trips, or plan a...

October 9, 2019

1.  Big changes in Box Tops* Box Tops for Education is in the process of changing over to a totally new system: from low-tech (scissors) to high-tech (phone app). In a nutshell, this is what you’ll do: 1. Download the Box Tops app to a smartphone, designating...