Patty Sprenger is a parent taking the plunge and joining the wave! Follow her journey over the next year and see where it leads.  She has two kids ages 11 and 13 and lives north of Chicago. If you live in the area and would like to connect with Patty, contact us here at Light Way Schools. 

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With Change There Is Loss

Posted by Patty Kendziora-Sprenger on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Patty's Blog 

August 12, 2014


School Registration Day.  The day kids wait for in August to find out who their teacher will be this school year.  The day they call all their friends to see who is sharing this classroom experience with them for the next nine months. The non-stop phone ringing (or texting) that is fun and exciting or disappointing depending on weather your BFF is in your class.

Well our phone is not buzzing. Our house is quietly subdue. The kids are feeling left out of this summer right of pa...


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Beaten Down!

Posted by Patty Kendziora-Sprenger on Friday, August 8, 2014, In : Patty's Blog 

At the end of the school year, obnoxious amount of stuff come home. The lockers are emptied, the desks are cleaned, supplies are collected and schoolwork is shoved into bags to be brought home. The stacks of notebooks, graded worksheet and journals, that come in fill the entire counter space and tabletops. I sift through it all.  Amongst that stuff this year I found two things written by my son. One was a letter in his creative writing journal, the other was his final exit poem from his 5th-6...


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FREEDOM

Posted by Terry Damlos on Sunday, July 27, 2014, In : Education 
Do you remember the first time you you stopped feeling totally free?  I do...I was in kindergarten (mind you, this was a long time ago, but I still remember it vividly!)  We had to to pass all these skills and do them in a certain way, or we would not be allowed to move on to first grade. I was very nervous and stressed...what if I wanted to tie my shoe a different way...nope...had to do it a certain way!  Why was this losing my freedom...because I was being pushed to do something in a certai...
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I'm Homeschooling My Kids This Year

Posted by Patty Kendziora-Sprenger on Thursday, June 19, 2014, In : Patty's Blog 

So world I am homeschooling my kids this year. Take that in. REACT. 


You are crazy. That is a lot of work. Why? I could never do that. Are you sure? Maybe you’ll change your mind. Aren’t you worried about socialization? My husband thinks that is a bad idea. 

How do you know you can do it? What makes you qualified to teach? I wish I could do that. 

Why are you pulling them both out? I wish we had better schools. You should talk to the school. You can do it because you are a hippie. You are br...


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