We at WKyHS strive to provide a network of support to homeschool families in and around western KY. We welcome families from all walks of life... No matter the reason you homeschool your children!
Our Mission Statement:
Homeschooling gives us, as parents, the opportunity to explore and learn alongside our children. We have chosen to take on the responsibility to guide our children through life and prepare them for the responsibilities of the world. WKyHS is a cooperative support group whose success requires that each member contribute time to planning and implementing our activities. If our homeschool programs interest you and you want to join our active community, please contact us, new members are always welcomed.
Please visit our social network. A place to create your own profile to share your family's learning experiences with other like-minded individuals.
Please bear with us as our site is still under construction and some information and links may be missing or incomplete.
For more information on joining WKyHS visit our group site at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WKyHS/
W Ky Homeschoolers http://wkyhomeschoolers.ning.com/
Homeschool Central http://homeschoolcentral.com
A-Z Home's Cool http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/index.htm
Homeschool World http://www.home-school.com/
Homeschool Mom http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/
Home Ed Resource Directory http://www.homeeddirectory.com/index.htm
Just a little something to make you laugh!
The Bitter Home Schooler's Wish List by Deborah Markus
1 Please stop asking us if it's legal. If it is — and it is not— it's
insulting to imply that we're criminals. And if we were criminals,
would we admit it?
2. Quit interrupting my kid at her dance lesson, scout meeting, choir
practice, baseball game, art class, field trip, park day, music class,
4H club, or soccer lesson to ask her if as a homeschooler she ever
gets to socialize.
3. Don't assume that every homeschooler you meet is homeschooling for
the same reasons and in the same way as that one homeschooler you know.
4. If that homeschooler you know is actually someone you saw on TV,
either on the news or on a "reality" show, the above goes double.
5. Please stop telling us horror stories about the homeschoolers you
know, know of, or think you might know who ruined their lives by
homeschooling. You're probably the same little bluebird of happiness
whose hobby is running up to pregnant women and inducing premature
labor by telling them every ghastly birth story you've ever heard. We
all hate you, so please go away.
6. We don't look horrified and start quizzing your kids when we hear
they're in public school. Please stop drilling our children like
potential oil fields to see if we're doing what you consider an
adequate job of homeschooling.
7. Please stop questioning my competency and demanding to see my
credentials. I didn't have to complete a course in catering to
successfully cook dinner for my family; I don't need a degree in
teaching to educate my children. If spending at least twelve years in
the kind of chew-it-up-and- spit-it-out educational facility we call
public school left me with so little information in my memory banks
that I can't teach the basics of an elementary education to my nearest
and dearest, maybe there's a reason I'm so reluctant to send my child
8. If my kid's only six and you ask me with a straight face how I can
possibly teach him what he'd learn in school, please understand that
you're calling me an idiot. Don't act shocked if I decide to respond
9. Stop saying, "Oh, I could never homeschool!" Even if you think it's
some kind of compliment, it sounds more like you're horrified. One of
these days, I won't bother disagreeing with you any more.
10. If you can remember anything from chemistry or calculus class,
you're allowed to ask how we'll teach these subjects to our kids. If
you can't, thank you for the reassurance that we couldn't possibly do
a worse job than your teachers did, and might even do a better one.
11. Stop asking about how hard it must be to be my child's teacher as
well as her parent. I don't see much difference between bossing my kid
around academically and bossing him around the way I do about
12. Stop saying that my kid is shy, outgoing, aggressive, anxious,
quiet, boisterous, argumentative, pouty, fidgety, chatty, whiny, or
loud because he's homeschooled. It's not fair that all the kids who go
to school can be as annoying as they want to without being branded as
representative of anything but childhood.
By Deborah Markus, from Secular Homeschooling