Enjoy this midweek homeschool inspiration:
- Learning with pumpkins – Free printables, crafts, recipes, & more :: From contributor Jamerrill Stewart of Free Homeschool Deals
- Nurturing children: Why early learning doesn’t help :: Institute of Marriage & Family Canada
- How my unschooled son got into college :: Penelope Trunk
- I let my child plan her own birthday party (& it turned out great) :: The Happiest Home
My recommendations this week:
This morning Elijah & I sat down with this early reader & went through a few pages together. If you’re looking for some good ones, this Dick & Jane is one of my favs! I love the illustrations…& the fact that it shows diversity as well.
The kids and I are really enjoying this set of 100 US history posters – we’re reading about one person each day, then adding them to a binder in date order to create a timeline as well.
Featured sponsors this week:
The Christopherus Curriculum translates the Waldorf educational philosophy (originally designed for a school setting) into an inspiring homeschool method, with curricula for grades 1-5 and materials for 6-8 as well. I read and reread Donna’s Kindergarten guide when my kids were younger!
All About Reading/Spelling is a popular multi-sensory program designed to teach your child phonics & reading, with lightly scripted lessons that are open & go for the teacher/parent.
If you’ve been on the lookout for something similar, find out more here!
“Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are” ~ Jim Henson