Downes is a veteran homeschool mom who educated her two
children at home from preschool through twelfth grade.
She homeschooled from 1981 through 1985 in Delaware,
1985 through 1988 in Virginia, from 1988 through 1991
in Pennsylvania, and from 1991 through 1994 in Oklahoma
where her children graduated.
taught homeschool workshops, administrated three homeschool
support groups, provided consulting services to homeschoolers
until 2003, and served as a trustee for OCHEC (Okahoma
Christian Home Educators Consociation). She has been featured
Morning America (video no longer available)" "OETA's
version) and "Homeschool
Talk Radio" as well as in the
writing for and maintaining this website, Cindy attended
college with her homeschooled daughter, Shelly, and earned
her Bachelor's of Science degree in Journalism in December
2009. She is currently a freelance
she's not writing, she enjoys searching bookstores, reading
(she loves mysteries!),
cooking, biking, photography, container gardening,
going on "girls'
with her friends, ham
radio, and traveling with her husband.
She also like animals, especially her cats.
she has a daughter who is a Read/Write/Visual
Learner and found schoolwork easy, she also has a son
who is a Visual/Kinesthetic Learner which
made teaching him a challenge. He was unable to learn in
a typical classroom environment and with traditional, fill-in-the
blank, multiple-choice textbooks. Over the years, the Lord
showed her ways of teaching which not only helped him to
be a successful student but also inspired him to develop
his own computer
website is the result of that adventure. She has including
everything she learned when teaching her own two children,
as well as what she learned from consulting with others
who dealt with problems such teaching multiple children
at multiple grade levels, teaching older children while
taking care of infants and toddlers, teaching Visual, Kinesthetic
and Auditory Learners, and teaching teens who want to start
a business or go into the ministry rather than attend college.
In addition, she continually adds free unit
studies as she writes them. Her goal is to keep this
website up-to-date with the best curriculum she can find
that will help parents of children who are Visual,
Kinesthetic, and Auditory
who have one or more of the other problems listed above.
supports this website by selling The
Checklist, Oklahoma History Online, Oklahoma
Scrapbook and being an affiliate of
Amazon.com and Christian Book Distributors. In addition,
she is writing a number of others resources which she hopes
to complete and make available for sale in the near future.
Hopefully, these small business ventures will also be helpful
from her readers. Tell her a little about yourself, your
children and your homeschool. She likes to put testimonials
on her website about how her readers have found this website
helpful. This is what keeps her doing what she does! Also,
if there is anything she can add to this website or if you
find errors, please let her know.
hopes this website is as much of a blessing to you as
it is fun for her to keep it going!
Homeschool Story - The Long Version
Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
address: Cindy Downes, 1608 E. Tacoma Street, Broken
Arrow, OK 74012.
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