Wednesday

RightStart Math Level B #85 & played some math card games (math) Sequential Spelling 1, #26 & 27 (language arts) Played Zoo Tycoon 2 (math/science) Did chores (laundry, swept, cat food/water/litter boxes) (Home Ec) Chapters 1 & 2 of: [openbook booknumber=”ISBN:0669360104 ” templatenumber=”1″] (language arts)     Heard a chapter from: [openbook booknumber=”ISBN:043935806X” templatenumber=”1″] (language arts) Related posts: Tuesday Monday […]

Wednesday

Read to: picture books from blue box (language arts) Reading Lesson (language arts) #16 from: [openbook booknumber=”ISBN:034612557X ” templatenumber=”1″]       Practiced writing lower case letters d & i (language arts) Played Labyrinth 3D (iPhone app) (science): Watched PBS (Curious George, math/science…Word Girl & Martha Speaks, language arts) Chores (putting away toys, shelving books, dishes to kitchen, cleaning kitchen […]

BOOK REVIEW: Good Earth Art

This book has some really fantastic art projects for kids of all ages, all “earth friendly!” I especially love how the authors use symbols to help you quickly find the projects that are appropriate for your specific needs! Very user-friendly book! Related posts: BOOK REVIEW: More Dribble Drabble BOOK REVIEW: Science is: A source of fascinating facts, projects and activities […]

Venturing into the charter school realm…

We live in California, where there are several options for homeschooling…4, actually…But nearly everyone chooses one of 2: establish your own private school (with just your own children as your only students), or sign up with a homeschool charter (run by the public school system, catering to home education…With enrichment classes, materials, and a credentialed teacher to guide you. All […]

Quote by Helen Keller

“I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think. Whereas, if the child were left to himself, he will think more and better, if less showily. Let him go and come freely, […]

Meerkat Manor

Have you heard about this show? I had heard of it somewhere (can’t remember where) but never got around to looking it up. Well Netflix and its infinite wisdom recently recommended this show to me (since my kids watch a lot of documentaries and nature/animal type shows on instant view)…WOW! What an excellent little show! Only 20min episodes (probably 30 […]

Quote about learning

…”but it’s not just learning things that’s important. It’s learning what to do with what you learn and learning why you learn things at all that matters.” –Princess Rhyme, The Phantom Tollbooth Related posts: Great quote about learning context Moving quote Quote by Helen Keller no-forced learning, aka unschooling

BOOK REVIEW: Who’s Calling the Shots? How to Respond Effectively to Children’s Fascination with War Play & War Toys

This is an INCREDIBLE book! I think EVERYONE should read it! It will make you see things in a whole new light. Not just about war play, this book dives into even deeper issues, including the media’s marketing to children, the importance of dramatic play to our children’s healthy development, and much more! This book talks about how its natural […]