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  • Tradewinds Enrichment Academy

    Votes: 18 51.4%
  • Promises Achievment Center

    Votes: 1 2.9%
  • Imagine Independent Learning

    Votes: 8 22.9%
  • Phoenix Academy

    Votes: 8 22.9%
  • Fulghum Development Center (for Robert Fulghum)

    Votes: 3 8.6%
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We've been trying to name our homeschool for various reasons. But so many sound lovely and appropriate....it's hard to narrow it down! I'm hoping your input will help.<br><b><br>
A bit about me:</b><br><br>
I'm an unschooler (though my oldest is in public school and doing fine). I am relaxed and inquisitve by nature, as are my kids. I have a lot of passion for life and all living things. My philosophy is that this relaxed, child-led approach is really working for us right now and it's so enjoyable! But if it was not working, there is always other options. I do not believe in dead ends...the doors are always open all around us.<br><br>
My 12 y.o. homeschooler is an active, bright, busy boy. He looks like a Normal Rockwell painting (skinny, freckles, cowlick, sticky-outy ears) and fits that "role" well...sports, friends, fishing, camping, science and nature experiments, etc. My other HSer is just 3 so he is still emerging with all his personality.<br><br>
I'm a pagan and very spiritual. My sons have been blessed with pagan names on their 1st birthdays and while we do not participate in much of the "rituals", we do follow the core belief of sharing earth and energy with all living things.<br><br>
So. Suggestions?
 

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I just voted, and at this point all the choices are tied! Not much help, huh?<br><br>
We're unschoolers too and also soak up whatever life has to offer and get enthusiastic about various things.<br><br>
I liked Tradewinds Enrichment Academy. It sounds like the world is open and reachable for your kids.
 

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it's still helpful, though! Looking back, I think Promises sounds like a rehab facility or something. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
My husband likes Imagine Independent Learning, for it's reference to John Lennon, whose philosophies we strongly support and are inspired by. But it doesn't sound like a name, it sounds like a directive: "Imagine yourself in an independent learning......."
 

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I voted for Tradewinds. I agree that naming is hard. There are always so many possibilities. It took my ds forever to decide on a name once we started the process. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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That is what I like about it! Well, I do think it sounds like a name...but also like a daily intention.<br><br>
We recently had to name our homeschool (required in our state). It was really hard! But it was also very satisfying to see our paperwork come back from the state with our official name on it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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My purposes are more selfish: for educator's discounts on teaching supplies, and for ease on my kids.<br><br>
But yeah...it's hard! I think "Tradewinds" is grabbing the most.
 
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