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Subject: Pagan homeschoolers.... you might like this
Date Posted: 9/30/2007 3:28 PM ET
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I know this isn't for everyone, but I know there are other pagan homeschoolers on PBS and this board - and I wanted to share this with pagan homeschoolers.

If  it isn't for you, just ignore it.  If it is, enjoy!

http://www.paganmoonbeams.com/

This is a pagan homeschooling newspaper, with pagan specific crafts, stories, and activities.  There's something for all ages.  My son really likes it, he is 11.



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Date Posted: 9/30/2007 4:07 PM ET
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Very Cool thanks for the Link.

I really enjoyed it. I am happy to subscribe.

Any ideas on other mags, sites or kids friendly publications?

LAdystyx

Date Posted: 9/30/2007 6:21 PM ET
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looks neat.  Thanks.

Date Posted: 9/30/2007 6:28 PM ET
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No idea!  Yea!  I was afraid that all the pagan parents would see it, but no one would respond, making me stick out even more like a sore thumb.  (Yet pagan parents from the board write me now or then..just most stay very quiet.)

There's a paganhomeschool_LessonTree list on Yahoo.  That's how I saw it.  They have said it was so popular that they are going to expand it, and that there will be an even nicer format next month.

 

Date Posted: 9/30/2007 7:19 PM ET
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We are here we just choose to sometimes fly under the radar. I had no Idea that you were pagan.

LAdystyx

Date Posted: 9/30/2007 9:56 PM ET
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Thanks for sharing this.  We aren't Pagan but, my son and I loved it.  My son is currently exploring Wicca and I am a practicing Zen Buddhist.

Stacy in Indiana

Date Posted: 10/1/2007 8:38 AM ET
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We're paganish UUs. I think my daughter will really like the newsletter, thanks!

So, what are your favorite pagan-friendly kids books? Our all-time favorites are The Dark is Rising series. We like to listen to the audiobook of The Dark is Rising each December, with a fire blazing and a cup of tea. We've just started an older book that I never read before, called "The Witch of the Cumberlands," and I'm liking it a lot so far.

 

 

 

Date Posted: 10/4/2007 1:24 AM ET
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I dunno!  My son really likes the Scott Cunningham books and he has some Silver Ravenwolf books (I think that's her name!) but usually we just stick to science....

We did like The Witches of Worm and The Egypt Game - also, Afternoon of the Elves was great.  Just your pagan friendly Newberry winners.  Nothing too pagan specific.

We do have one book we really like - Nature Crafts.  I will see if it is listed.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780806971698-Nature+Crafts+for+Kids

My son REALLY liked this one:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780881600957-Monsters+Mysteries+Ufos It has a section on mythical beasts  - has Atlantis, stuff like that  in it.  It is a Gifted Series book - has school activities.  It was one of his favorites.

 

 



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Date Posted: 10/5/2007 1:28 AM ET
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We really like www.broomstix.com/index.html

Date Posted: 10/7/2007 12:13 AM ET
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Going to show my ignorance here...  

What is a "Pagan" homeschooler?  Just curious.  :)

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 10:21 AM ET
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oohh...I'm really glad I found this thread!

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 12:10 PM ET
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Thank you for posting this site. I bookmarked it.

It is a great teaching tool to help children of all religions understand other beliefs and cultures. Even if Paganism is not your belief, it helps to know where others are coming from, and if nothing else, it expands your knowledge base.

I consider myself a spiritual being, not a religious person. I've tried extremely hard to introduce my children to all the major religions of the world and let them decide for themselves what their truth is. This has given them a deep respect for different cultures and rituals. I'm very excited about finding these newsletters that will encourage learning through creative activities that we can do together.

Thanks again,

Rita.

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 12:14 PM ET
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Thanks for posting this website!

It is a great teaching tool not only for Pagans but for all parents and educators.

Even if Paganism is not your religion, this newsletter will help children learn about different religions through creative activities. It will also help them learn more about nature and the world around them. I read some fabulous activities I plan to do with my own children.

Thanks again for letting us know about this site!

Rita

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 7:39 PM ET
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Thank you for posting the link!  I liked moonbeams and will check it out in depth later.

Date Posted: 10/18/2007 1:28 AM ET
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Very nice! Thanks for sharing I run a local homeschool group (fully inclusive) and am always on the lookout for new links/resources for my varied audience.

Bobbi in Iowa

Date Posted: 10/18/2007 5:07 PM ET
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RE: what is a pagan homeschooler?

Homeschoolers that are pagan?  :)

I guess the best place to look would be here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neopaganism

The broad term pagan (or neopgan) generally refers to people following an earth centered spirituality.



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Date Posted: 10/22/2007 11:38 PM ET
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Teach me to submit my reply before I check for a page two, LOL!!

Nevermind (in my best Rosanne Rosannadana voice)



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