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Waldorf Homeschooling Materials
Waldorf curriculum, resources, and materials for homeschooling.

Waldorf Homeschooling Method
Developed by Rudolf Steiner, this method emphasizes arts and crafts, music and movement. Students learn to read and write by making their own books.

Washington – WA
Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this state.
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Washington D.C.
Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in the District of Columbia.

Weather … or Not KIDS
Loads of experiments to learn more about weather.

Website Design 4 Kids KIDS
Sites for kids and other beginners to learn to design their own webpage.

Web Writing – 8/31/00
Teri Brown writes on how to become a paid published writer on the web or for homeschool-related magazines.

Weight Loss ~ see Losing Weight with Kids Around
Losing weight with big kids around all day every day can be a mighty big challenge. Take time to include healthy eating and exercise habits in each homeschooling day.

Welcome to college. Now start an argument.
Of all the advantages homeschoolers have over their public school friends, none exceeds their better understanding of the purpose of scholarship. By Stephen Combs.

West Virginia
Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this state.

West Virginia Homeschooling Academic Assessment Report
A written narrative is a document which states that a certified teacher has reviewed a portfolio of work on behalf of a home schooled child, and states whether or not the child has completed successfully, understood completely, and has comprehended his or her academic studies throughout that grade level.

What About Socialization?
I’m sorry, I didn’t hear you. I was mentally planning her week of Girl Scouts, 4-H, dance class, karate, and soccer. What were you saying about socialization?

What DeVos Appointment Could Mean to Homeschoolers
Should we homeschoolers, all of us, be concerned about the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, if her appointment is approved?

What is the best homeschool curriculum?
I get this question so often and without any supporting information that I thought I’d post an analogy.

What is Homeschooling?
A variety of writers answer the question from different viewpoints.

What’s the difference between a resolution and a bill?
Resolutions allow the legislature to recognize people, events, groups, issues without actually making law.

What?! No School Today?
What?! Where did you guys come from?! I thought I told you to stay at school! I’m sorry. This happens all the time. (sigh)

What to Know Before You Join a Homeschool Co-op
Carol Topp discusses some of the disadvantages of co-oping.

Where Do I Start?
Where to start looking for homeschooling information and advice.

When the Media Calls, YOU Can Answer
With accelerating media interest in homeschooling, chances are increasing that you will receive a request to speak with a reporter for a magazine or newspaper article, a television or radio program. What will you do?

Why Can’t Homeschoolers Play on School Sports Teams?
Years ago there were major problems with ringers, or players who weren’t qualified, playing on teams in league sports.

Why Not Homeschool?
Doubts and concerns about homeschooling. What worries us most.

Wikipedia Homeschooling is Highly Flawed Postcard
Just what is the Wikipedia for anyway? I really thought it was about being a collaborative effort among those who know homeschooling? Apparently not.

The Wild and Free Pigs of Okefenokee Swamp
The parable of the pigs has a serious moral lesson. This story is about federal money being used to bait, trap and enslave a once free and independent people.

Winter Olympics 2010 Unit Study KIDS
This will be an ongoing resource through the Winter Olympics in Vancouver February 12-28, 2010.

Winter Sports KIDS
Getting Started with snow and ice sports such as ice hockey, skating, skiing, snowboarding, and sledding.

Winter Unit Study KIDS
Find out about really cold places, about the science of cold, fun in the snow, and winter tales.

Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this state.

Witch Trials of Salem see Salem Witch Trials KIDS
One theory that has come out recently is that the girls had been traumatized by earlier events: Indian massacres of families familiar to them.

Wolves Unit Study KIDS
There’s so much to know about wolves – where they live, how they communicate, what they eat. Let’s learn more about wolves!

Women In History KIDS
Famous and outstanding women throughout the world and throughout time.

Word Games KIDS
Improve your reading and writing skills while playing games online.

Word Problems KIDS
Learn and practice word problems K-8.

Work and Homeschoolers see Homeschoolers At Work
Young homeschoolers working. Choosing a career. Homeschoolers in the workforce – and succeeding!

Working & Single Parents 
Being a single parent, or needing all adults to go to work can seem undaunting barriers to homeschooling, but with support you can do it.

Working from Home and Homeschool
Replies to the question: Any suggestions from those of you that do work at home or know someone that does. I would like to have an honest business, something that I could be proud of!

Working from home on eBay
How to succeed running your own sales business on eBay while also teaching your homeschooled kids how to help out, so you can afford to homeschool in the first place. By Lori Dake.

World Geography KIDS
Participate actively in geographical quests and meet kids all over the world.

Working Parents – See Single Parent and Working
Advice on how to homeschool if you are a working single parent. (Applies to families in which all adults must work as well.)

Working With Museums
Report from the Effective Strategies for Working with Homeschoolers session at the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) Conference. By Debi Richter.

World Trade Center Crumbles
Use It to Strengthen Learning Environments – Advice on how to help children and teens understand what happened September 11, 2001.

Word Games KIDS
Improve your reading and writing skills while playing games online.

World Culture & History KIDS
Fun sites with ideas for social studies in general. Learn about people all over the world.

Worms – see Wiggly Worms KIDS
A kids place to study about worms by keeping them in a cool compost bin. Also known as vermicomposting.

The Writing Process: Easy as 1-2-3-4-5 KIDS
Don’t stress over writing! Follow these steps. Remain calm. You will be able to write beautifully! By Kim Kautzer, from WriteShop.

Writing & Sensory Strategies Reading Instruction Materials
Suppliers of reading instruction curriculum for sale to homeschooling families.

Writing Resources
Online classes and other commercial resources to help your young writer.

Writing Right see Creative Writing KIDS
Learn to write stories and essays and find places to post them online.

Writing Software
Mac and Windows, free and commercial software programs to aid in learning to write.

Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this state.