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Deena
09-29-2006, 12:46 AM
Hey, Did anyone watch this show this past Sunday night? They built a house for a family of THIRTEEN that lived in a 900 sf home in Alaska!!! The mom homeschools the kids and they seemed so nice. They showed homeschooling in a positive light, and built a class room for her to help have a place for schooling the kids. I was impressed with the positives, so thought I'd ask, and share that at least SOME positive things are coming through about homeschooling! Not that they dwelt on it, but it was just shown to be such a great thing for the mom to do, and they discussed how great the kids were, etc.

I'll try to see if I can find a link or something. We taped it, so may be able to send you a disc of it if you want.

MelissainMi
09-29-2006, 01:35 AM
I had to work sunday night so I missed it, I wo uld have loved to have seen this.

Syele
09-29-2006, 02:07 AM
Oh I wish I'd seen that! I don't have cable anymore though.

Trish
09-29-2006, 03:12 AM
I loved it. I thought it was neat.

sloan127
09-29-2006, 07:35 AM
I wish I had seen that one. I like that program but never remember when anything is on. Beth

Deena
09-29-2006, 10:18 AM
Syele, It's on cable where you are? We don't have cable either, but it's on channel 4 here.

Too bad you missed it, it was kind of a breath of fresh air, after the negative stories about hsing I'd heard about lately!

ABall
09-29-2006, 12:01 PM
We missed it because we watch the Amazing race, I hate they are on at the same time, Amazing race used to come on later.

KrisRV
09-29-2006, 12:02 PM
we missed it too. Darn it one show and one time they make homeschooling look good I had to miss it.

Jennifer R
09-29-2006, 12:25 PM
Syele, it is on ABC and if you have a good set of rabbit ears you should be good.

Jennifer

MelissainMi
09-29-2006, 02:10 PM
We missed it because we watch the Amazing race, I hate they are on at the same time, Amazing race used to come on later.

LOVE Amazing Race!!! can you tell me who was elimated on sunday? My vcr stopped taping right before it eneded, so I missed it! thanks!

Syele
09-29-2006, 08:03 PM
Syele, It's on cable where you are? We don't have cable either, but it's on channel 4 here.

Too bad you missed it, it was kind of a breath of fresh air, after the negative stories about hsing I'd heard about lately!

Even with an antenna here all you get without Cable is PBS. It looks like I'm going to be moving to my mom's guest house.. And she has Cable.. so maybe I'll catch it on a rerun.

ABall
09-30-2006, 02:41 PM
I am hoping we will hit a patch of re runs some time down the road, I hate when 2 showes we like goes against each other.

AmyU
09-30-2006, 03:22 PM
I saw it and I thought they were a great family. This was the first time I have seen a show that showed the postive life of homeschooling. It was great. Would love to see more shows like that.

Homeschool is becoming more popular around my town. When I had my garage sale I had 4 families of hs stop by, and no I did not know them. It was really neat to talk with them and here their sucess stories and how and why they are hs. I told one family about our co-op group and I hope they decide to come.
Ok sorry I have moved off topic.
The show was great and if you guys that missed it can get a copy I would say it is worth watching.

Deena
09-30-2006, 08:02 PM
I agree Amy!

allisonjoys
07-28-2007, 10:32 PM
I just wanted to add that I grew up in Alaska and still visit every summer and the state and people overall have a VERY positive outlook on homeschool. They have a wonderful program there which awards money and computers to homeschooling families.

I wish I still lived there! :cry:

GeekyMom
07-29-2007, 08:19 AM
I checked Youtube, but didn't find it there. Maybe someone will post it later.

Actressdancer
07-29-2007, 08:30 AM
That was a great episode. If memory serves, they built the family their own schoolhouse and bought laptops for all the kids. I told DH that once we own our own home, we need a small schoolhouse of our own. I think that would really help our boys focus. You know, to actually have to get up and dressed and "go to school". And the pets wouldn't be running around their feet begging for attention ;)

dawninns
07-30-2007, 06:23 PM
I have to admit that the unschooler in me thought the school desks were a little funny. I would have prefferred a big table and a couple of sofas. :)

They were a fantasic family though.

Actressdancer
07-30-2007, 07:13 PM
I have three boys with three VERY different learning styles. One needs desks...lol. I'm not entirely sure about the third yet (he's only 18 months old).

Though I think that even my couch kid will need to spend a bit of time at a desk in high school to prep for college. I'd venture a guess that I'll have to actually teach him how to learn in a more traditional setting.

kbabe1968
07-30-2007, 09:42 PM
How did we miss Amazing Race???? How long has it been on?????? AHHHHH!!!!

jenlynn4673
07-31-2007, 09:04 AM
There was a HS family on sometime last fall. The mom had fostered / adopted several boys of all age ranges. Each of these children were so wonderful and so grateful to have been placed with such a loving and caring woman.

I am certain it was a different episode because, if memory serves, they built the school room inside the house.

The school room that was built was cute. I am not sure how that would work here for us. We kind of spread out on either the kitchen or dining room tables.

Actressdancer
07-31-2007, 10:00 AM
That's the one we're talking about. I thought it was a separate building, but I could be wrong. I just know it was Ty's secret project for the week.

One of these days, when we own our own home, we'll build a small outbuilding for schooling. It probably won't look like a classroom like that one did, but it will be a place to take refuge from distractions... and for storage. This is only our first go 'round and we're already overflowing the bookshelf...lol.

Deena
08-03-2007, 10:30 AM
I think my kids do better spreading out on couches and floors also. However, my two youngest like to sit at a desk for certain things. We have my dh's old desk and a small table that some friends gave us that they use when they feel the urge for quiet and a desk.

I'm not sure how much we'd use a separate homeschool room, but if it was provided for us in that manner, with laptops and everything, I think we'd put it to good use! ;)

Wish I could see that show again, I kind of forgot about it, and I love it when they air positive things about homeschooling!