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The Pig in the Pantry: and Other Homeschool Tales

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Have you ever read a website column or blog and thought, “THIS would make a great book?” The Pig in the Pantry and Other Homeschool Tales, written by Rose Godfrey, is exactly such a book. The book is based on Godfrey’s homeschooling column, Learning at Home.

As a collection of essays derived from an online column, the topics within each theme are varied and don’t follow the
Published 2011
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Nov 14, 2011 Melanie rated it it was amazing
The Pig in the Pantry
And other homeschool tales
Rose Godfrey

Witty and hilarious, this collection of homeschool tales from the life of the Godfreys both encourages and enlightens. Each essay brought a smile to my face and many a laugh out loud. The antics of homeschooling brought to life by a family with 11 children.

I loved how Rose guides her children in more of an unconventional, hands on learning approach to school. More of the unschooling that I tend to love in my own homeschool adventure.

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Mar 06, 2012 Amber Polo rated it really liked it
I won this book and gave it to a homeschool mom to review.
"The Pig in the Pantry by Rose Godfrey is a great read. I love its light, but witty take on homeschool activities. I loved the short, easy to read chapters that explained their families homeschool days. I love reading about now others spend time teaching their children and would definitely recommend it to homeschooling families.
Summer Hood (Homeschool Mom)
Apr 17, 2012 Cheree rated it really liked it
I have no idea what our plans will be regarding schooling for Jack. That is several years away. But that doesn't mean that I don't think about our options from time to time. I believe that the school system in America is failing, even while there are amazing teachers out there, politics get in the way.

My overall belief in schooling is that parents have much influence in how much their children learn. If it is important to parents, it will become important to their children. What kids learning in
Aug 10, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it
So many of the books about homeschooling experiences that I have read, or started reading and stopped, have been condescending, boring, or unrealistic. This book was the total opposite! As a person that was a homeschool mother, and now am homeschooling my grandson, there were so very many anecdotes that I could relate to not only in the book, but in each chapter. I even related to the author's feeling of being an outsider as a public school educator that homeschools, since I worked as an educati ...more
Caedy  Eries
You cannot read this book without laughing so very hard at some of it. My roommates homeschool both their children aged 16 and 9. Everything becomes a learning experience when you homeschool your child, especially if you unschool or use things other than traditional methods to teach your child.

Love this book. Recommend it. Full review coming soon.
Mar 03, 2013 Tag rated it liked it
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Fun eclectic book of homeschool adventures written by a mom. The title intrigued me, and I was in the mood for a good laugh. This book totally reminds me of a dear friend. If she homeschooled these would be her tales. I rated it 3 stars, I liked the book, but didn't love it. For me if I knew the author I would find the stories so much more interesting and certainly even funnier.
Debbie King
Jul 01, 2012 Debbie King rated it really liked it
As a homeschoolers (like the author) this book put my mind at ease that I am doing the right things with my kids....letting them be free thinkers, guiding them, and being a strong family. It was a fun, quick read.
Oct 23, 2011 Sherri rated it it was amazing
This book was very entertaining.
You don't have to be involved in homeschool to enjoy this book.
Her kids say and do the funniest things.
I would recommend this book to any parent.
Mar 05, 2012 Jane rated it liked it
I thought this was a witty and enjoyable book. A very quick read. Homeschoolers will be able to see the humor in the stories!
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May 08, 2012 Patty Spanjer rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I laughed and laughed. I could really relate.
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