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« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2013, 09:36:32 PM »
I have homeschooled for 5 yrs, and have 5 children, two of which are not yet school-age. My husband and son have attended Appleseed and I finally got to go with my daughter this past weekend. Our whole family enjoys learning our American history, while working on a skill.

As a newbie, I can say I'm hooked. I already invited a friend to the next event.

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« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2013, 01:24:46 PM »
I was homeschooled, and we'll be homeschooling our kid(s).

Hope to get out to my first event real soon here.
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« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2013, 03:23:37 PM »
Hi all you Homeschoolers,
My lovely wife and I school our 5 (well 4 of the 5, the 5th is only 3) at home and everywhere we go.  My wife who is a Early Education professional and I planned to home school when we got married.  We knew we could do a better job than those who taught us; ownership brings better performance.  Also, a major issue was the lack of Christian influence in public schooling as well as an anti-Christian prejudice there.  Our oldest is 17 and will graduate next year.
I've been involved in Appleseed since 2010 and find a whole lot of parallels between AS and HS.  And I believe that if the essence of what is America is to be saved, AS & HS will play a large role in it.
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« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2013, 05:47:24 PM »
Howdy,

I completed my first Appleseed this past weekend, and I am new to the forum. Thanks for a great weekend, Appleseeders. It exceeded my expectations.

My wife and I are both self-employed and enjoy being able to work out of our home. When our eldest was approaching school-age, we suddenly found it odd to think that we'd be home while shipping him off for 35 hours/week. So...we started looking for alternatives.

We're involved with what is called a University Modeling School (http://www.naums.net). Our kiddos go to school two days per week, and all other schooling happens at home. Outside of the curriculum we complete as part of the school's program, we essentially work with a montessori approach. If one of our kids is interested in something, we try to enrich their learning by supporting them in that interest.

We live in a very rural area and feel so blessed to be able to provide our children with room to roam and explore...and LEARN.

I was thrilled to see while first browsing the forum that homeschooling is something that seems to be supported from within the Appleseed community.

Thanks again!

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« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2013, 06:01:59 PM »
Welcome, Prometheus Youngblood and all those who have posted since my last comment. Glad y'all are around. Keep up the great work you're doing with your kids.

Also, if you're on facebook, be sure to "like" the Appleseed Homeschoolers facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AppleseedHomeschoolers
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« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2013, 12:52:01 PM »
Hello, I don't know how I missed this section of the forum, but I'm a Home Schooling Dad. My wife and I educate our boy and girl, and have since the beginning. My wife's idea initially, but she totally sold me on it, and wow, did I marry up, or what?  :bow:

I checked out AS because I had signed my wife up for a ladyseed. She (required) that I attend first to check it out. I was sold upon the first words out of the shoot boss' mouth, which was a John Adam's quote. I had no idea other people in my state thought like I did. By the end of the weekend, I had heard a home schooled young man IIT give a DOM story, and he gave it with heart! Amazing. Obviously, I was recruited to help bail. I have promoted at various homeschool events, and have found that homeschoolers are more apt to listen to the story and agree with it than people you meet at, say, a gun show.
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« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2013, 02:23:40 AM »
Been homeschooling for about 10 years now. Just recently found out about Appleseed. All I can say is what a Blessing.

Looking forward to my boys becoming marksmen and learning even more about our rebellious and brilliant forefathers. 

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« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2013, 01:39:04 AM »
I'm a homeschool Dad near Jackson, TN.

I have one girl and three boys. My daughter and eldest son are shooting age. The rest soon!

Greetings Everyone!


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« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2013, 12:26:16 AM »
Homeschool mom here...

We have two kids... girl 11 and boy 14. Son and I just completed our first Appleseed and I came home and registered for another one in October. We thoroughly enjoyed the shooting instruction and the history lesson. I highly recommend it for anyone even remotely interested in shooting.
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« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2013, 09:59:07 AM »

Sorry to hijack this post, but you may also want to participate with the new Libertyseed Forum as well. We are just getting it up and running and there is a Home Schooling section as well. It is almost a clean slate and I could use your help to add content. You can log on and register at
http://libertyseed.org/smf/index.php

If you are currently an Appleseed Instructor send me a PM to be registered as an Instructor. I will need an email address with that PM.

Please check us out today!
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« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2013, 05:51:20 PM »
Hi,
I'm in Minnesota. I just attended my first Appleseed this weekend. I am a home educator and see this as being a wonderful way to share our nation's history with my son in a year or two. I cannot wait to go again!

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« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2013, 09:36:46 AM »
I am a homeschool mom in the New York City area.  Went to our first AS this past weekend as a family.  We use a classical approach to homeschooling and have studied the founding fathers and the Constitution for 3 years, AS was the perfect hands on activity for my kids, I wish I found out about it sooner.  I would volunteer to run an Appleseed table at homeschool conventions and I will be spreading the word about Appleseed in the homeschool community here in NY.  This is a great program and worth its weight in gold.

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« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2013, 02:18:09 PM »
..Hello Katnip, it's Nick (Josey Wales) from this weekend at Westchester.  I can get you all you need for that table just let me know when and where..

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« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2013, 12:42:15 PM »
So I am Pampushka... it is a childhood nickname from my Ukrainian grandmother.  I just attended my first round with Project Appleseed with the CROWD of homeschoolers in Grand Junction, CO.  My husband and I have 5 children (ages 10-4) and our oldest two went with us to the Appleseed shoot.  It was a FABULOUS day... everyone I talked to was already discussing when we can do it again.  The homeschooling network is a great way to promote Appleseed.  I am excited to see what the future holds for us.

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« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2013, 06:17:43 PM »
That event sounded amazing - I would love to do that kind of thing in other states, too.

I agree....homeschooling and Appleseed seem like they were made for each other.

Be sure to check out the Appleseed Follow-Through guide - http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=33556.0 . I actually created it with homeschoolers in mind, to help families get the most out of each shoot and to let them know how they can continue participating in the Appleseed program.

So I am Pampushka... it is a childhood nickname from my Ukrainian grandmother.  I just attended my first round with Project Appleseed with the CROWD of homeschoolers in Grand Junction, CO.  My husband and I have 5 children (ages 10-4) and our oldest two went with us to the Appleseed shoot.  It was a FABULOUS day... everyone I talked to was already discussing when we can do it again.  The homeschooling network is a great way to promote Appleseed.  I am excited to see what the future holds for us.
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« Reply #45 on: January 22, 2014, 06:10:41 PM »
Homeschool dad of 5 here.  Our oldest is 13, youngest is 2.  They've all been homeschooled straight through.  My 2 older boys and I went to our first appleseed in the fall, and have now been to 3--but we've only been able to get to one day per weekend.  My boys have really loved their time at appleseed.  They were very disappointed to find out we can't go this month, but we're planning to do the whole weekend in Feb. 

We're fortunate to be only a little more than an hour's drive from Ramseur, but I'd still like to eventually be able to have some events right here in our immediate area, to make it that much easier for our local homeschooling associations to turn out in large numbers.  I'm hoping to spend this coming year working hard at AS down at Ramseur so that by sometime in 2015 I can help make some events happen closer to home. 

We've had lots of good dinner table discussions of April 19 and related stuff--especially over the last few days, since I've been reading Paul Revere's Ride for the first time and sharing some of the details with them that we hadn't gotten to in our appleseeds.  Our daughters are really enjoying that, too.  (They know a lot of stuff about it already from reading Johnny Tremain and other books like that.)  At this point, our oldest daughter doesn't have any interest in shooting, but I think she'd like a libertyseed, and I bet her friends would, too.  So that's high on the agenda, along with the normal shootin' type of appleseed. 

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« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2014, 09:37:08 AM »
Adam will be your Shoot Boss for that event in Ramseur. Be sure to let him know you are interested to become an instructor and help set up an Appleseed in your home town. He is the State Coordinator for NC and he can help you get started.

Thanks for the Interest,

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« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2014, 02:08:26 PM »
Thanks, and I will.  I'm actually hoping to hit 210 on the first AQT of the weekend and start wearing an orange hat right away.  But time will tell.  Last month, I shot a 208 and a 206--unfortunately failed to get off a few shots each time due to slowness.  I'm trying to speed things up a little so I can get over that 210 hump.  Just one more round!   :) 

Of course, another reason for not hitting 210 was that I still hit all over the offhand target like a shotgun pattern.  Really need to tighten that up, too.  Lots more room for improvement.   ~~:)
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« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2014, 09:33:51 PM »
Well I've been here for a while and just found this page! Anyway, I'm Hannah and I've been homeschooled for 6 years now. I do appleseed because I enjoy all the people and I care for this country and its remarkable heritage. I shot rifleman in 2011 and took an orange hat. I turn 16 wednesday so i am working for my red hat in the next two weeks!
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« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2014, 11:57:17 AM »
Active duty Navy submarine family here. As the forum name implies, we do have a bunch of boys. 5 to be exact. We have homeschooled all but 1 of them. Currently have 2 out of the house,  a 16 year old in public high school and the 4 and 9 year old are being homeschooled. We homeschooled while stationed in Hawaii for our 2nd and 3rd son but sent them back to public when we moved to CT. Due to issues in the small town school and Common Core, here we are, back at it again.

My 9 year old and I recently attended an Appleseed in Lebanon and had a great time. We will for sure be back again next year.

I came across the Follow through guide and am thinking about putting together a lapbook and some visual aids and sending it to our instructor. He can then pass it around to other AS instructors for help with the kids. Some are visual, like my child, and while he absorbed a lot those two days, this would help him absorb more. Heck, I think I would have loved it too. Any interest in banding together some ideas? I do have the Homeschool In the Woods Revolutionary War CD with printouts on it that we use at home. Great resource by the way!

I would also be willing to pass out AS info/pamphlets at local homeschooling events. Where would I get that from?

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« Reply #50 on: March 31, 2014, 12:41:53 PM »
I would also be willing to pass out AS info/pamphlets at local homeschooling events. Where would I get that from?

First try to contact the 'shoot boss' from your event, or if that's not practicable, make a post in your state's board on this Forum (scroll further down) and someone will jump in to get you a supply.

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« Reply #51 on: May 25, 2014, 11:10:11 PM »
Hi.  Another newbie poking around the site after completing my first Appleseed this weekend.   I homeschool my 3 kiddos (ages 2, 7 & 9) - my husband and I made the decision early on for the same reasons many others have mentioned.    We use the classical method and my two favorite subjects to teach are Latin and history.  My kids; however, really just enjoy climbing trees.    ;D  The hubs and I are history buffs, shooting enthusiasts and formidable chess opponents - and so are our progeny (when not climbing trees, that is).  We were blown away by Appleseed and can't wait to introduce our kids to it.  Shooting AND history?  Does life get any better than that?  :)

 In the meantime, I'd love to know if you have any suggestions for good children's books on the Revolutionary War.    I'm using the Story of the World series for history (best I've found so far), along with my own personal knowledge gleaned from the metric ton of books I have on my library shelves...but I'd like for the kids to have something on their level that gives them more than a cartoonish sketch of the Founding Fathers.     I have some time, as we're just delving in to Good Queen Bess on our history timeline.   Any suggestions would be great!   Thanks!
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« Reply #52 on: May 27, 2014, 12:37:06 AM »
Hi Lady Knox,

I will have to do some digging.  I have picked up a couple at the CHAP convention over the years.  One was an actual coloring book with good facts and pictures in it and one was a chapter book.  Unfortunately I do not have them at hand.
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« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2014, 09:39:47 AM »
 
 In the meantime, I'd love to know if you have any suggestions for good children's books on the Revolutionary War.    I'm using the Story of the World series for history (best I've found so far), along with my own personal knowledge gleaned from the metric ton of books I have on my library shelves...but I'd like for the kids to have something on their level that gives them more than a cartoonish sketch of the Founding Fathers.     I have some time, as we're just delving in to Good Queen Bess on our history timeline.   Any suggestions would be great!   Thanks!
Johnny Tremain is the best place to start for your older two.  I'll look at some of our shelves and see what else the kids read during American History.  I know they read Phoebe the Spy and the Chains and Forge trilogy.  I can't recall what else.  I'll get back to you long before you get from Bloody Bess to the American Revolution.  Welcome to Appleseed!
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« Reply #54 on: May 27, 2014, 05:00:08 PM »
@Stand & Moylan - thanks!   I remember reading "My Brother Sam is Dead" in school, but not much else besides a bunch of gobbledygook about Honest George and his cherry tree.   ::)   Sadly, most of my knowledge of the American Revolution came from reading on my own during college (mainly to annoy a certain cantankerous professor...then, intrigued, I read on for pleasure).   >:D
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« Reply #55 on: May 27, 2014, 05:05:42 PM »
If you're at all into using video materials, there's the PBS "Liberty's Kids" series.  Haven't seen it myself, but have read OK reviews online.  And I noticed that Amazon right now has the whole 4-DVD, 40-episode series on sale for the princely sum of $5:

http://www.amazon.com/Libertys-Kids-The-Complete-Series/dp/B00CMDPTTA

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« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2014, 06:00:15 PM »
I second the PBS series "Liberty Kids". I've caught it on occasion, and thought it was executed quite well.

Another resource (and a fine one, at that) is a joint venture of HSLDA and Adventures in Odyssey called "Adventures in American History". Very highly recommended. The CDs contain 28 stories from different periods in our history, including the Revolutionary period.

My little girl (9yo) likes "America's Funny but True History 1750's - 1790's by Elizabeth Levy. It's a much lighter (and less exact) way of expressing the goings on in British America (and the United States of America).

Hope this helps out a little

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« Reply #57 on: May 28, 2014, 02:44:04 PM »
Am running to Amazon.com now!   

I have a few books on the subject for the kids and *tend* to prefer books to videos because they're easier for me to preview quickly for content.   Also because I'm an old fart trapped in 39-year-old's body:  I don't like TV.    ;D     However, I am willing to make exceptions for good, solid programming.    I think I can handle $5 for a 4-CD set.   O0   

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« Reply #58 on: May 28, 2014, 03:51:38 PM »
We liked this unit study... 

http://homeschoolinthewoods.com/HTTA/TTS/AmericanRevolution.htm
And we have watched all of liberty's kids too.

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« Reply #59 on: August 14, 2014, 02:40:44 PM »
Hi all - I just noticed this topic today.  My wife and I homeschool our brood - 6, 3, and 3 weeks old.  In a week we start 1st grade with the oldest and some pre-k stuff for the middle child.

I was asked at the VA Homeschooling convention this year why Appleseed didn't have a booth - and a light bulb came on!  Might have to work out something with my SC for 2015!  :)