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It doesn’t get any better than coloring a classic side by side with my girl!
Weekend homeschool links:
- That’s not a teachable moment
- Children should learn through play until age 8
- Sweet photo series reveals what’s in preschoolers’ pockets
- Heidi Scovel: Raising a Reading Family (a podcast!)
- Reader Spotlight: A Waldorf-inspired day with one teen
- To share with the kids: Turning a brick of melted crayons on the lathe
What we’re reading this week:
- Jamie – Age 40:
– A Tangled Web
– The Yada Yada Prayer Group
– Rickshaw Girl
- Trishna, Jonathan, Elijah – Ages 12, 11 & 10:
– Pearl Harbor
– The Unfinished Angel
– The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, 1912
Have you given All About Spelling or All About Reading a try? Both popular homeschooling programs offer “open & go” multi-sensory lesson plans, based on the Orton-Gillingham approach.
AAR teaches phonics, decoding, & fluency, while AAS teaches encoding skills, rules, & strategies to help your student become a speller for life.
Is there a child in your life who is always creating? Consider channeling that energy into inventing with electronics with littleBits!
These easy-to-use magnetic building blocks have been described as “the electronics equivalent of Lego.” Check out my full review (& my son Jonathan’s) here.
“What we want to see is the child in pursuit of knowledge, not knowledge in pursuit of the child.” ~ George Bernard Shaw