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Happy 1st day of spring! This is what it more-or-less looks like in our neck of the woods!
Enjoy this week’s homeschool links:
- How a homeschooling mindset changes everything :: From contributor Kara Anderson of Quill and Camera
- Elementary school dumps homework and tells kids to play instead :: DNAinfo
- What’s worth learning in school? :: Harvard Ed
- Evolution of a first year homeschooler :: My Little Poppies
- Try kindness first :: My post this week on Steady Mom
My recommendations this week:
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When I worked in a traditional school, one of my favorite parts of the day included exploring the date, season, & weather on a cloth calendar.
I was so happy to find a similar one for our homeschool, and we’ve used it for years!
This new-to-me picture book about the golden rule touched my heart this week. Exploring how the golden rule looks in different cultures, I’d recommend you read aloud to your 8 to 10-year-olds.
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“So many people have said to me, ‘If we didn’t make children do things, they wouldn’t do anything.’ Even worse, they say, ‘If I weren’t made to do things, I wouldn’t do anything.'” ~ John Holt