In this episode, we're talking about starting a hybrid homeschool (it's all about the lists), time travel stories, and our current adventures in homeschooling, including dual enrollment and trying to get math credit for homeschool work at a public high school.
In this episode of the podcast, we're talking all about middle school: what it can be, what it often ends up being, what we regret, what we love, what we'd like to do differently, and why it can feel so darn hard. Plus: life on the back burner and fangirling over N.K. Jemisin.
In this long, long-awaited episode, we’re dusting off our headphones to talk about how the new homeschool year is going (busy! ACT tests! Not-White-Men History!), what’s keeping us busy, all the television Suzanne is generously watching for us, and the sci-fi novel Ancillary Justice. We’re back!
In this allergy medicine-fueled episode, we’re talking about how we teach (and don’t teach) language arts in our homeschool, from workbooks to deliberate avoidance, sharing our favorite podcasts that aren’t this one, and talking about that delightful comfort book, 84 Charing Cross Road.
In this episode, we’re trying to come to terms with a new normal and nervously peeking out of our political closets, talking about how we homeschool when all we want to do is hide under the covers and/or obsessively check the news (spoiler: sometimes we just don’t), and trying to get back on the book reading wagon with a comfort read classic. (Also: The scoop on the Lost Episode—a.k.a. Episode 10—which Amy promises she really will upload eventually.)
In this episode we’re talking about math, math, and more math, including our favorite homeschool math curriculum options, chatting about British television, British writers, and the historical plight of women married to Percy Shelley, trying to explain the awesomeness of Suzanne’s Bag of Justice, and the puzzling out the problem with Atticus Finch.
In this episode, we’re coming out of our pillow forts to talk about how to homeschool through challenging times, our favorite coping mechanisms (including the Library Chicken Book Bender exception), and some of the titles on our comfort reading lists.
In this episode, we’re talking about things we wish someone had told us before we started homeschooling, adventures in the Twitterverse, library chicken victories, starting a liberal arts high school, and Lab Girl by Hope Jahrens.
In this (slightly all-over-the-place) episode, we’re talking about how to figure grades for transcripts if you’re in a situation where something’s forcing you to figure grades for transcripts, superheroes who like saving the day, Veronica Mars in the afterlife, what’s happening in library chicken, and many, many books.
In this episode, we’re talking about how to handle it when a kid just plain doesn’t want to do something on your homeschool’s academic to-do list (and, for the billionth time, about how Amy stopped doing math for two years and the world did not explode around her homeschool), what we’re up to on the homefront, and Five Children on the Western Front, Kate Saunders’ tribute to the great E. Nesbit.
In this episode, we’re talking about the dreaded “S” word, socialization, and what it does and doesn’t mean and about how homeschoolers find friends and build social networks, which isn’t the same thing as being socialized, darn it. Also: Star Trek, All the Birds in the Sky, and more.
In this episode, we’re talking about how we gear up for a new homeschool year (school supplies and denial are involved), the done list versus the to-do list, nerdy movies, getting your AP class approved, Aaron Burr in history and in Gore Vidal’s Burr, and more.
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In this episode, we’re answering the weird curriculum questions people always seem to ask homeschoolers and the curriculum questions we ask ourselves, the rules of library chicken, domesticity vs. housework, and the deliciously Victorian dragon society in Jo Walton’s Tooth and Claw.
UPDATE: 7/18 @ 1:26 P.M. Sound issues have been resolved—if your sound is off, download the new version below, and it should solve the problem.
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In this in-between episode of the Podcast with Suzanne and Amy, Suzanne gets sick but doesn't actually take the day off—which is kind of how sick days usually work in our homeschools so that's what we're talking about. (As soon as Suzanne's voice returns, we'll be back with Episode 3!)
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In this episode of The Podcast with Suzanne and Amy, we're talking about how summer fits into our homeschool lives, the fine line between delightfully snarky and annoyingly snobbish, ridiculous amounts of baby knitting, and Greensleeves by Eloise Jarvis McGraw.
Want to read along with us? We're talking about Tooth and Claw in our July 4 episode and Gore Vidal's Burr on July 18.
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In our first official episode of the Podcast with Suzanne and Amy, we talk about how we came to be homeschoolers, dish about what's happening in our lives right now (Jane Austen! Men in 18th century shirts! KITTENS!), and discuss the infinitely delightful Mapp and Lucia in our book talk.
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Welcome to The Podcast with Suzanne and Amy, home | school | life's new podcast! In this episode, we're testing out our cool podcasting tools and talking about what you can expect in upcoming episodes. (Spoiler: Books. Lots and lots of books.) Check back Monday for EPISODE 1: At Least It's Better Than the Phantom Menace.
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