Welcome to Blog, She Wrote! My name is Heather Woodie and this blog is the online home of Cedar Lane Academy, our homeschool in upstate NY. I started Blog, She Wrote in April, 2007 to share with our families far away the things we were doing in our homeschool. Since then I have found a niche in sharing with others what is successful for us. I especially love to encourage homeschooling families in embracing the non-conventional route to educating children.
I am a homeschooling mom of four children ranging in ages from 15 to 8. I am a former middle and high school biology teacher having taught in the Maryland public school system for five years prior to having children. My Bachelor of Science Degree is in Biological Sciences and I have a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction Secondary Education. I loved classroom teaching and never thought I’d leave, but I love teaching at home even more.
We began homeschooling in January of 2005 when our oldest child was half way through first grade. Homeschooling was not our plan from the beginning, but we quickly realized that a public school setting could not accommodate our son. You can read about our decision to homeschool in this article titled, Leaving Behind Conventions.
I hope you will find encouragement here as well as many practical tips!
Original blog design and graphics by Relevant Designs for Blogger. Moved to WordPress and reformatted by Heather & Dan Woodie.