Jan
28
2006

What do you do in your home school?

I (Wendy) tell parents that there is no silver bullet in home schooling. Every school is unique, and that is what home schooling should be. Be creative to come up with solutions that work for you and your family. We like to share what works best for us, but when we see families try to copy us exactly, it never works out nicely. Please, be creative and enjoy the freedom in your home school!

Chris is the English teacher. He brings Lydia, Isaiah, Micah, Noah and Tabitha to the office twice a week for grammar, handwriting, reading and writing. Cynthia and I keep Keilah, Hannah and Joshua to do basic reading. On the days when I have all of them, we read literature and tie unit studies to them. We also enjoy science projects. Chris brings Cynthia, Lydia and Isaiah to debate club on Thursday nights. We attend PE+ (a phy ed class) every week, and our local home-school group of families often do field trips.

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About Wendy Jeub

Yes, Wendy Jeub has brought 16 children into the world, and loves each and every one of them. So much so, she'd welcome more!

  • Carrie

    Really enjoyed your show on TLC. I have been trying to find a good human body curriculum, and whatever you were using in the taping caught my eye. Can you share what you were using?

    [“My Body” Cracchiolo / Smith Publications isbn 1-55734-211-3]

  • Julie Skinner

    I’m a new homeschooler. I’m goinginto the 3rd grade with my oldest DD, we’ve never done anything but HSing. My other 2 children are 5 and 3, and cramming ONE child in the day is challenging, to say the least. I was, at first, completely what’s the word I’m looking for here, ashamed, watching Wendy (and Chris) handle these children, HSing, cooking, cleaning. With no one yelling, no one arguing. Kids cooperating, behaving. It was intimidating. How could THIS woman do what I do times 13? And she doesn’t seem to break a sweat!

    Then I kept viewing the program. In awe. What was at first intimidating, making me ashamed of myself for ever complaining, became an inspiration. I’m still not sure HOW you guys do what you do, but it was inspiration for my own home, that things, with just 3 kids, do not have to be chaotic.

    Thank you for sharing your lives. I’m fascinated by large families, but too many times I see television choosing to show extremist families, who have no interest in the real world out there, and no interest in raising their children to belong in it. Seeing a normal, healthy family, who makes it on their own, and is Christian but not so extreme that I cannot identify, was so refreshing. So inspiring. I hope that TLC will continue to give us nosey people a look at *normal* large families! :)

    Julie Skinner

  • Kelly

    I was homeschooled for two years when I was little (kindergarten and 2nd grade). I don’t remember much about the expierence.

  • sheri

    I just started homeschooling my 4 1/2 son. He wanted to learn to read so he could read to his little brother. He loves it. I enjoy it, even at doing kindergarten work. His 2 older cousins are in public school and told him next year he will be able to come there. He told them I like going to school at home and I like my mommy being my teacher. As his mommy that made me feel GREAT! Learning from home is allowing my son the Christ lead life that I want for him and his brother.
    God bless and take care, sheri

  • Kara

    I’m sure all your children are at different grade levels. How do you accomodate all their academic needs? Do you focus on each one individually or teach several of them at once at one level?

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    We do a bit of both. Whenever we can, we group the kids together, but they sometimes need individual attention.

  • Nellie

    Hi,
    We want to home school our 4 year old son.
    My husband and I would like to know which school program your family is using. We found a couple but are new to the process and not sure which one to pick.
    Thank you,
    Nellie Kellinger

  • Candace

    Blessings Jeub Family,
    I first saw your show when it originally aired and take every opportunity to see it when it airs again. You are so blessed! I have your books and look forward to anything new you may write.
    I am a single Christian Mom of two blessings I adopted from China. I am attempting to work (because we have to have income) and homeschool the girls. My parents keep them daily but wow is my budget tight. Curriculum is so expensive – what do you use or suggest? I know there are some free sights out there and I have been looking them over.

    Thanks for you time and God bless,
    Candace in Shreveport Louisiana

  • Sadie McCurry

    Hello, I am so inspired by all the beautiful shows that are now celebrating large families. I used to homeschool my children, but sent them back to school while my husband was deployed to Iraq. I miss the freedom that homeschooling allowed us as a family. My older kids definitely want to stay at their school, but I may consider homeschooling the younger ones. Blessings to you all!

  • Laura

    I quit working just over 2 years ago to be home with my two sons. I got VERY into these shows about large families and the websites too. At first I just wanted to see if there were any tips I could use: cooking and organization…. But what amazed me was how these homeschooled kids are so UNLIKE kids at public schools. Confident, happy, respectful….. It seems like you have this happy wonderful child, and then you send them to school and the other kids tell them they are “less than”. Everything becomes about popularity based on all the wrong things. I am doing virtual high school this year with my oldest and he is so RELIEVED to be out of the negative environment of the public high school he went to. I hope he can regain some of his former self and be as happy and confident as the Jeub kids.

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