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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Alabama State Law

ALABAMA
STATE LAW
On Education
&
Homeschooling

Please read, familiarize, and interpret for yourself the laws of homeschooling in Alabama.

Think; do not guess.
~ Greek ~



Ways to Legally Homeschool in Alabama:
1. Enroll in a Church School - This is the option that most homeschoolers use in Alabama. Everest Academy is a church school.
2. Tutor Law - You can use a tutor who is a certified teacher. The teacher will report directly to the board of education.
3. Private School - This option is brand new to homeschoolers starting on July 1, 2014. I don't not know the specifics yet but will add them when I do.

FAQ: 
The answers below apply specifically for those enrolled in a church school. 
  • Is homeschooling legal? Yes, homeschooling is legal in all 50 states. Each state has different laws. 
  • Will I get in trouble for homeschooling? Why would you get in trouble for doing something that is perfectly legal? 
  • Do I have to be a certified teacher to homeschool my child? No.
  • Should I worry about DHR visiting my home? The only reason you should worry about DHR is if there is some sort of abuse or neglect in your home, and this doesn't have anything to do with the fact that you are homeschooling. *Please note that I am not saying that there is not a possibility of this happening. I am saying you don't need to worry about it if you are not doing anything wrong. Is this a normal occurrence? No. Please see more information below. 
  • Should I worry about a truancy officer visiting my home? If you turn in the legally required paperwork to your local Board of Education, then you do not need to worry about a truancy officer. *Please note that I am not saying that there is not a possibility of this happening. I am saying you don't need to worry about it if you are not doing anything wrong. Is this a normal occurrence? No. Please see more information below. 
  • Why do I need a church school (aka cover school, umbrella school, etc...)? In the State of Alabama, we do not have a homeschooling law. We have a church school law. In order to legally homeschool in Alabama, you must be enrolled in an Alabama-based church school such as Everest Academy. Please see a full listing of the laws below. 
  • Online Program - Can I use an online program such as Pen Foster? If you enroll with Everest, you are certainly welcome to use any curriculum you choose, including an online program. Please note that to legally homeschool in Alabama, you must be enrolled in an Alabama-based church school such as Everest Academy. Many of the online programs will incorrectly tell you that they fulfill this requirement. The state of Alabama will look at the online program as your curriculum but not as your legal church school. 
  • Can my child return to a school setting after homeschooling? Yes. The new school will probably require a copy of a transcript for the work completed at Everest Academy. Please see information below. 
  • Will the new school test my child for grade placement? Not normally, but it is up to the new school. Please note that there is not a law that dictates what the public/private school may require from a homeschooler entering their school. They could request samples of work, testing, etc. It is completely up to them as to what they may require. It is up to each parent to research requirements and regulations of other schools including public schools, private schools, church schools, and colleges when considering enrollment in these institutions. 
  • Past School Records & Immunization Forms: Everest Academy does not hold any past school records. If the school before Everest sent in any records, they have already been forwarded to you. 
  • VERY IMPORTANT: You cannot legally be enrolled in two schools at one time. When you enroll in another school, you legally withdrew yourself from Everest Academy.

For excellent information on homeschooling in Alabama, please look here:
What does HSLDA have to say?
HSLDA

Legal Issues
Please remember that enrolling in a Church School such as Everest Academy is a perfectly legal schooling option under Alabama State Law. Once you have withdrawn from a public/private school and enrolled with a church school such as Everest Academy, you are no longer subject to their policies. Please be respectful to school officials but remember that you are only required to submit a Church School Enrollment Form to your local city or county Board of Education Superintendent and NOT to the school from which you have withdrawn.


Truancy Officer
If a truancy or attendance officer comes to your door asking about your child's enrollment:  (Please note: If you have turned in your paperwork, this should not be a concern for you. The BOE has better things to do than to chase down homeschoolers.)
  1. Always ask for identification. Make sure you are familiar with Alabama State Law regarding homeschooling (church schooling) in Alabama. 
  2. Inform them that you are legally enrolled with a church school and have filed your Church School Enrollment Form with the Board of Education. 
  3. If persistent, show them a copy of your CSEF. There is no law allowing them to ask for anything other than the CSEF. Request all other inquiries be sent to you in writing with a copy to Everest Academy.
  4. If the Board of Education has lost your copy, offer to mail or fax a new copy to them.
Please keep your CSEF in a safe place.


Legal Counsel Options


  • CHL Center for Homeschool Liberty - Each Everest Academy family receives one free year of coverage with Center for Homeschool Liberty.  $65 Value!
  • National Home Education Legal Defense - NHELD is an acronym for National Home Education Legal Defense, a national organization open to all who wish to join, that seeks to protect and defend the rights of families who wish to educate in freedom.
  • HSLDA - Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed. (Please note: We do not offer a discount code for HSLDA membership. We have offered it in the past but have not had sufficient interest to continue.)
  • Southeast Law Institute - We provide free legal assistance and advice through our cooperating volunteer attorneys to persons, churches and other religious organizations on religious, family and related issues.
  • Association of HomeSchool Attorneys - “AHSA is an informal network of attorneys and legal experts in the United States supporting homeschooling and homeschoolers by providing legal information about homeschooling issues, empowering homeschoolers to have the legal tools they need to meet homeschooling challenges, and providing a network of attorneys for legal representation.”
  • National Home Education Network - “The National Home Education Network exists to encourage and facilitate the vital grassroots work of state and local homeschooling organizations and individuals by providing information, fostering networking and promoting public relations on a national level. Because we believe there is strength in a diverse network of homeschoolers, we support the freedom of all individual families to choose home education and to direct such education.”


Alabama State Law

on Education
    Please note that as of July 1, 2014, there are some new laws coming into play.  I am trying to find out the specifics on the new laws and post.  As for now, below is the law as it has been since 1975. The new laws have IMPROVED the status of homeschoolers in Alabama, so don't let the new laws intimidate you.  

    Article 1 General Provisions. 

    Articles Specific to Homeschooling (legally defined as church schooling)
    • Section 16-28-3 Compulsory school age 6 - 17 (The compulsory school age changed from 7 to 6 on May 8, 2012 and from 16 to 17 in 2009.)  Attorney General Opinion:  If your child begins homeschooling before he/she turns 16, then child may graduate at 16.  If child begins homeschooling after turning 16, then the compulsory school age is 17.  
    • Section 16-28-7 Report of enrollment by the parent.
    • Section 16-28-8  Attendance Records.
    • Section 16-28-15 Unexcused absence.
    • Section 16-28-23 Attendance register and rules and regulations as evidence.
    • Section 16-28-24 Church schools may waive exemptions specified in this article.

    Articles NOT Specific to Homeschooling
    • Section 16-28-1 Definitions.
    • Section 16-28-2 Purposes of article.
    • Section 16-28-2.1 Adoption of standards for mandatory attendance policy; parents held accountable; enforcement.
    • Section 16-28-2.2 Establishment of program by local boards to inform parents of educational responsibilities.
    • Section 16-28-4 Minimum age at which child may enter.
    • Section 16-28-5 Private tutor.
    • Section 16-28-6 Children exempt from attending public school.
    • Section 16-28-9 List of children who should attend school — Required.
    • Section 16-28-10 List of children who should attend school — How lists prepared.
    • Section 16-28-11 Enrollment report and list of potential students compared.
    • Section 16-28-12 Person in loco parentis responsible for child's school attendance and behavior; noncompliance; local boards to promulgate written behavior policy, contents, annual distribution, receipt to be documented; school officials required to report noncompliance; failure to report suspected violation; district attorneys vigorously to enforce provisions.
    • Section 16-28-13 Burden of proof on person in loco parentis.
    • Section 16-28-14 Habitual truant.
    • Section 16-28-16 Cases of nonenrollment and nonattendance; withdrawal of enrollment.
    • Section 16-28-17 When child may be taken into custody.
    • Section 16-28-18 Record kept by attendance officer.
    • Section 16-28-19 Attendance districts.
    • Section 16-28-20 Compensation of attendance officers.
    • Section 16-28-21 Juvenile court jurisdiction.
    • Section 16-28-22 Prosecutions.
    • Article 2 Conditioning of Driving Privileges upon School Attendance.
    • Section 16-28-40 License applicant under 19 to provide documentation of school enrollment, etc.; denial of application if requiste status not shown; role of school attendance official; effect of withdrawal from school; effect of conviction for certain pistol offenses on driving privileges.
    • Section 16-28-41 Written guidelines to be provided.
    • Section 16-28-42 Adoption of regulations.
    • Section 16-28-43 Article not to deny rights of exceptional children.
    • Section 16-28-44 Article not to deny constitutional rights of children.
    • Section 16-28-45 Construction with other attendance and vehicle laws.

    Center for Homeschool Liberty

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    Each member of Everest Academy is eligible to receive a complimentary First-Year Membership in CHL! That’s a $65 value – absolutely FREE! (See Member Benefits below)

    CHL is an outreach of the Christian Law Association http://www.christianlaw.org/cla/ (CLA). The CLA has faithfully served churches and families since 1969, and has successfully defended over 8,000 educational freedom-related cases.

    CHL provides homeschooling families with every legal service that any other homeschool legal organization provides. Additionally, they provide a free will for both Mom and Dad, represent homeschool organizations, help working parents with workplace issues related to their Christian faith, serve local churches and pastors, and do it all on a suggested donation model.

    You may wish to note that the CHL team includes a large group of full-time attorneys and an additional 200+ affiliated attorneys throughout the United States. 

    BENEFITS of MEMBERSHIP in CHL 
    As a member of Center For Homeschool Liberty http://www.ncll.org/liberty-centers/center-for-homeschool-liberty/, you are given the telephone number of an attorney who is available to answer any legal question related to homeschool issues. 

    Center For Homeschool Liberty http://www.ncll.org/liberty-centers/center-for-homeschool-liberty/ members receive all homeschool related legal representation free of charge. CHL pays for all attorney fees, expert witness costs, travel expenses, and court costs allowable by law. 

    In addition, CHL members receive free legal representation from the Christian Law Association http://www.christianlaw.org/cla/ for religious liberty issues even if the cause of action is not related to homeschooling. This includes matters such as workplace discrimination, Christian employer obligations, the right to witness, public prayer, and any other matter related to Christians in matters of faith. 

    Most legal matters related to homeschooling and Christian liberty are resolved quickly without court action. Often, CHL and CLA attorneys can successfully defend an attack by contacting local officials on behalf of a member. If a homeschooling court case is necessary, Center For Homeschool Liberty http://www.ncll.org/liberty-centers/center-for-homeschool-liberty/ provides full representation every step of the way. Members can take comfort in knowing they enjoy full legal protection for homeschooling and Christian liberty issues. 

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    * Access to a comprehensive website with homeschool laws for your state. 

    * Legal alerts and a monthly CHL newsletter. 

    * A 20 percent discount on legal and educational resources from the Christian Law Association. 

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    Pelham: Home School Tennis Lessons


    Pelham Racquet Club
    Omar Alcaino- USPTA Tennis Professional
    100 Racquet Club Parkway
    Pelham, Al 35124
    205-317-3320
    Home School Program & Quick Start Program

    If you are between the ages of 6-17 years old, boys and girls- and have interest in the sport of tennis you are invited to this exciting new program.

    Students can learn about this inexpensive 5 week introductory program to the sport of tennis.

    The actual program includes, basic fundamentals and learning while having fun along with playing time with students/children of the same age.

    The cost for 5 weeks is $ 50 per student.

    Lesson will be :

    Monday, Wednesday or Friday(T.B.A)

    Juniors ages 6-8 will meet from 11am-12

    Juniors ages 9-12 will meet from 12-1:00pm

    Juniors ages 13 & up will meet from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    All classes/clinic will be limited to 10 students. There will be a discount (50%) for two or more of the same family.

    Teacher Lap Dance

    NEW YORK (CBS) A pep rally had a little extra zip (and maybe, zipper) when two teachers engaged in a lap dance in the middle of the gym floor at a high school in Winnipeg, Canada.  During the cheering at Churchill High School, senior gym teacher Chrystie Fitchner, dressed as a cheerleader, got a lap dance lesson from a male teacher dressed as a football player, wearing number 13.  Unlucky for them -- all the gyrations in the gym are there for everyone to see, courtesy of a student filming in the crowd, who posted it on YouTube.  According to Los Angeles television station KTLA both teachers are suspended with pay but are expected to return to work. 


    Master's Academy of Fine Art Registration Open


    Registration is now open for The Master's Academy of Fine Art.  The Master's Academy program is divided into two full fine arts schools designed specifically for homeschooled children in K4–6th grade and 7th–12th grade. Meeting one day a week, children are exposed to the arts from a Christian historical perspective. Master’s Academy meets on Tuesdays from 12:00–3:30pm.  

    Each year the arts are taught from a 
    specific time period beginning with Ancient Civilizations, then moving on to the Medieval/Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods on a six year cycle. Each year is self-contained; a student need not be involved for the full six years, nor do they need to begin at the Ancient Civilizations period in order to benefit from the program. The program is based on a Christ-centered history curriculum and incorporates the fine arts classes throughout the day (i.e., drama, art, and music).   
    Master’s Academy also offers classes for Primary Science, Time Period Science, General Science, Literature I & II, and Word Roots.  Please visit reclaimrestorerelease.com for more information.  
    Field trips are organized as well as mid-year and end of year programs showcasing the students’ talents in artwork, drama and music.  The current year’s studies have been focused on Ancient Civilizations; next year, the Medieval/Renaissance time period will be studied.
    For more information, call Lucy Harris at 205-621-4779 or Rhonda Satterfield at 205-685-0303. 

    Child Safety Kit

    ADT Child Safety Kit

    As the world leader in security, ADT takes safety very seriously and, to us, it is more than installing security systems. ADT is so committed to safety, we created this guide for the whole family, filled with loads of tips and advice to keep kids safe at home, at play, and even online. We’ve included a cool fingerprint kit, a magnet, a reflective sticker for kids to wear in the dark, and games, too. We’re serious about safety but we also believe it can be fun learning about safety. ADT hopes this kit will help and encourage you to sit down and talk with your kids about personal safety. 



    ADT is pleased to be offering a free child safety kit.  Designed for children up to 14-years-old, the free kit includes a variety of safety tips for children and advice for parents. 

    To request your child safety kit, please fill out the webform. (One child safety kit for every child under 14 years old in each household.)  https://www.adt.com/about_adt/adt_in_our_communities/childsafety



    FREE Tennis Lessons


    Free Tennis Lessons Every Saturday For The Whole Family at George Ward Park

    By Christie Dedman -- The Birmingham News

    April 13, 2010, 11:42AM
    tennis center.jpgDid you know you can get free tennis lessons every Saturday atGeorge Ward Park in on the border of Southside and Homewood. 
    Here's how it works:
    The program is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    There's a one hour presentation by a health professional focused a variety of topics.
    Then from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. you'll receive personal instruction on the tennis courts.
    Children ages 6 and up can participate as well.
    They receive lessons during the 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. session. 
    Everyone will be entertained and educated during the two hour program. 
    The program last through June 26.
    There is a sister program at the Jame Lewis Tennis Center in Ensley.
    Racquets are available or you can bring your own.

    FUTURE EVENTS:
    April 20 there will be an exhibition game and lesson with professional tennis players for tennis circuit.
    It's from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

    Hoover: Homeschool Ballet Class


    Alabama Dance Academy in Hoover is offering a homeschool ballet dance. If interested, please call the studio at 978-6830.

    FREE Photo with the Tooth Fairy


    Free photo with the tooth fairy

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    Imagine the look of wonder and surprise when children see a photo of the Tooth Fairy in their very own room!
    Catch her flying overhead, peering over a pillow or blowing a kiss. For less than $10 anyone can capture the magic of the Tooth Fairy and start a new family tradition.
    Its never too late to Catch The Tooth Fairy in the act. Normally $10 but now you can catch her for FREE. Enter coupon code: fairy-proof . In 3 simple steps anyone can upload a photo, add the Tooth Fairy, and print it out or share it via Facebook, Twitter, email, etc. Imagine the look of wonder and surprise when a child receives a photo of the Tooth Fairy caught in their room. Click here

    FREE Operation Hi Mom

    Operation Hi Mom awards hundreds of our deployed men and women a free fine art canvas, printed from a favorite photo, which will be presented to their moms on Mother’s Day. Deployed soldiers can simply go to a specially-designed webpage to submit a request, write their mother an endearing message, and upload a photo. It’s a way for soldiers to say to their mom, I love you…and it’s a way for Canvas on Demand to say to our troops, Thanks for a job well-done!
    Click HERE to get yours!

    Foreign Language

    All activities listed are open to all Alabama homeschoolers regardless of church school affiliation.  Some activities are homeschool specific, and some are offered to the general public.  Please note that these activities are not sponsored or organized by Everest Academy unless specifically noted.  If you have questions concerning one of these activities, please forward your questions to the contact listed.  If you would like to add a resource or if you find a broken link, please contact the Everest Academy webmaster



    Foreign Language:

    • French Table meets at local restaurants in the Vestavia Hills City Center on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  All levels are welcome.  Details:  370-3542.

    • German:  Stammtisch Conversation Table for anyone who speaks German.  Giuseppe’s CafĂ©, Thursdays at 8 p.m.  Details:  agresti@uab.edu

    • Irish Arts -  The Birmingham Branch of Comhaltas meets on the third Wednesday of each month to promote traditional Irish arts at the Safari Cup Coffee at 7 p.m. Details: info@alcce.org  

    • UAB Foreign Language Conversation Table -  These are weekly opportunities to practice your foreign language skills with others.  They are free and open to the public.  Foreign Language offered include:  Arabic, Chines, Russian, Spanish, French, and Italian. For more information, look here:  http://www.uab.edu/foreignlang/languagetables.html

    • UAB Foreign Film Series - These films are offered at UAB and are all free and open to the public.  Please use discretion and research the film before attending.  http://www.uab.edu/foreignlang/Foreign-Film-Series-2007-8.html  The movies that we will be presenting are foreign films shown in a foreign language with subtitles. Some of the movies deal with more than one culture. Some deal with important historical, demographical, and human events such as immigration, exile, spirituality, unemployment, intolerance, precarity, military violence, solitude, and tolerance around the world and humor.

    • Spanish Lessons - My name is Onna Sweatman. I'm the Spanish and Latin American Studies teacher at The Arlington School.  I teach all levels of Spanish and have an open schedule so I can work around summer camps, vacations, etc. when planning the course. I can teach Spanish to all ages and depending on the intensity and length of the course cost is quite manageable. If you know of any parents interested in Spanish classes for their student please let me know. You can email me here at onsweatm@bsc.edu or onnanicholefrances@gmail.com or call me at 205-335-7871.
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    Science


    All activities listed are open to all Alabama homeschoolers regardless of church school affiliation.  Some activities are homeschool specific, and some are offered to the general public.  Please note that these activities are not sponsored or organized by Everest Academy unless specifically noted.  If you have questions concerning one of these activities, please forward your questions to the contact listed.  If you would like to add a resource or if you find a broken link, please contact the Everest Academy webmaster

    • Auburn GUTS at Auburn University - What is Guts: GUTS is a bimonthly evening program aimed at first-eighth grade students and their parent or grandparent. Each evening will include dinner followed by a 1½ hour science activity. Each activity features a “Getting Under The Surface’ theme, that will focus on how common objects (such as toasters and roller coasters) and techniques (such as DNA fingerprinting) work. Topics will appeal to all audiences and can be demystified using simple scientific concepts.

    • McWane Science Center's Home School Labs are designed to supplement what you are teaching at home.  Students will be able to use equipment and take part in experiments that are not easily executed in the home classroom.  Enrollment will be taken on a first-come first-served basis. Full payment is required at the time of registration. 


    • The Coastal Kids Quiz is an environmental quiz competition for teams of fifth graders in Baldwin and Mobile Counties.  Questions are taken from two CD-ROMs produced by the Project CATE Foundation:  Ribbit’s Big Splash and Skeeter’s Wild Adventure.  Questions are also taken from standard science texts and materials provided by ACF, including brochures and activity books covering coastal environmental issues.  Winning teams receive scholarship bonds and their teacher sponsor receives funds for conservation activities in the classroom. 

    • FREE Environmental Education Resources
    Legacy produces many environmental education materials to assist teachers in educating students about the environment. Click below to view a description and to order any of the publications and materials Legacy offers.  http://www.legacyenved.org/educational-materials
    • Anniston Museum of Natural History Educational  Resource Trunks - Teachers bring the natural world into your classroom with hands-on items, activities, books, DVDs, videos, and more!  Educational Trunks are based on the Alabama State Course of Study (COS) for science in grades K-4. Trunks objects enhance the “scientific skills/process and application” objectives.  Other COS objectives relating to content knowledge are included with each trunk. Trunks may be checked out for two weeks at no charge.  Call the Naturalist at 237-6766 or e-mail at naturalist@annistonmuseum.org Resource Trunks 

    • Rocks - Alabama Mineral and Lapidary Society meets the second Friday of each month (except June) at Vestavia Hills Library from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  www.lapidaryclub.com

    • Natural Science in a Box - This Earth Science activity trunk is available for Home School Educators and their students only.  Funded by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, this trunk has grade level Earth Science activities for grades K-6th grade. Grade level lesson plans are provided to be printed and used with this resource trunk. Trunk may be checked out for two weeks at no charge. To reserve this trunk call the Education Specialist at 256-237-6766 or e-mail at Edspecialist@annistonmuseum.org

    • St Stephens Archaeology Volunteers are needed to assist in the excavation and artifact processing at the Globe Hotel and Chamberlain home at the Old St. Stephens Territorial Capital, "Where Alabama Began." No experience necessary. Opportunities are year-round. Contact University of South Alabama archaeologist George Shoret at gshorter@jaguar1.usouthal.edu . 

    Tombigbee river, brooksella, ammonite, 4 wheeling in Lowndes county, jacketing a dinosaur skull.
    • Birmingham Paleontological Society - If you're looking for Alabama fossils, this is the place to come!  Exciting field trips, educational programs on paleontology and geology, and interesting people to meet! No prior knowledge required, just a desire to learn and a love of fossils and the outdoors. Professionals and novices of all ages are welcome.
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    • SEAP The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP) for high school students places academically talented apprentices with interest and ability in science and mathematics in Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories for eight continuous weeks during the summer. These students work with scientists and engineers who act as mentors. The program offers students a unique and positive experience in their fields of interest, thus encouraging them to pursue careers in science and engineering. Defense laboratories currently participating in the program include those in the metropolitan Washington DC area as well as those located at Huntsville, AL, Ft. Monmouth, NJ, Natick, MA, Rock Island, IL, Wright Patterson AFB, OH, and Fairmont, WV.

    Astronomy:
    Space Camp - Huntsville Space & Rocket Center www.spacecamp.com Spotlight on Technology - This is a special program just for Alabama students.
    • The Birmingham Astronomical Society meets the third Tuesday of each month.  Samford University Planetarium, 7 p.m.  Details: www.BAS-astro.com .

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    Beatrix Potter


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    Noteworthy Homeschoolers
    Beatrix Potter

    In addition to the 23 books not only written but also illustrated by Beatrix Potter, she was also a great lover of nature and studied her surrounding flora and fauna.  Beatrix Potter was one of the first to suggest that lichens were a symbiotic relationship between fungi and algae.  As, at the time, the only way to record microscopic images was by painting them, Potter made numerous drawings of lichens and fungi. As the result of her observations, she was widely respected throughout England as an expert mycologist. She also studied spore germination and life cycles of fungi. Potter's set of detailed watercolours of fungi, numbering some 270 completed by 1901, is in the Armitt Library, Ambleside.

    Check out this beautiful website:  Beatrix Potter has captured the imaginations of countless children with her classic Peter Rabbit tales.  The World of Peter Rabbit is as enchanting as the stories, bringing Beatrix Potter’s incredible artistry to life.  The whole site is fashioned into a virtual popup book where students can meet the characters, watch videos of the stories, play games, and find fun things to make and do offline.  Students can play a game of find Peter (before Mr. McGregor does!), take part in an Easter egg hunt, collect snowflakes to earn special downloads, help Peter find his way through a maze, and play a vegetable picking game.  Students can read character descriptions of each of Beatrix Potter’s characters and even watch video clips of Peter Rabbit.  Students can also create their very own interactive Peter Rabbit puppet show.  They can star in the puppet show by uploading a picture of themselves or a favorite pet.  


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