Enjoy life today, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow is never promised!
The freedom it has given us is amazing! The kids are enjoying their lessons for the most part and they finally have time to just be kids—no homework to take over their afternoons, no stress over getting up early or missing assignments.
Both Bella 3rd grade and Alex K are working at grade level in certain subjects and are either ahead or behind in others, and having the freedom to mix and match levels as needed has been a huge blessing. I use it as a starting point to plan our studies and to keep us on track. History As I explain in our educational philosophy, history is at the core of our studies and is used to tie everything together.
History for the Classical Child Volume 1: Ancient Timesby Susan Wise Bauer, as our main text and supplementing with history encyclopedias and loads of books on the topics, events and people we encounter.
As the title suggests, The Story of the World recounts history in the form of a story, doing an excellent job of keeping younger children engaged and connecting events together into a cohesive picture. We use the accompanying Activity Guide for related map work, crafts and other fun projects.
It takes the same narrative approach that makes history not only interesting but also very entertaining! I highly recommend these books if, like me, you never really grasped history in school.
She likes it so much better! Alex has an easier time with math and finished the Math Mammoth K program pretty quickly.
We all love these! They follow a quirky storyline where math is used in real-life well, sort of real-life situations. It allows the kids to make the connection between math and how it can be used in daily life. Alex has also been using the Star Wars math workbooks by Brain Quest.
These are fantastic for Star Wars nerds like us! This is a very no-frills approach that works well for some kids, but my creative daughter is bored to death with it. She needs color in her life. After looking it over I think all of the kids will do great with it!
It seems similar to Life of Fred in that it uses an entertaining storyline to teach grammar, and it presents some pretty advanced concepts in a non-intimidating way. I definitely learned some new things when I read through it!
The program also includes a writing, vocabulary and poetics component. It gives a weekly list of 20 words and daily activities to help learn them, plus a test at the end of the week. Not fancy but it gets the job done. Reinforcing Cursive for her while Alex finishes up the beginning manuscript book from the same series.
Bella absolutely loves writing, especially creative writing. The idea is that you expose kids to examples of good classic literature so they get a feel for what good writing looks and sounds like.
Bella really enjoys this. It combines writing and grammar into one beautifully designed worktext, allowing students to learn grammar rules in context. I read aloud to them and have them each read for at least minutes on their own with a book of their choice every day.
These are sets of phonetic readers that advance in difficulty with each level so they gradually build up decoding skills. They also teach sight words. Alex loves the silly stories and pictures, and that he can read whole books on his own. Then I realized doing art for myself and teaching art to kids are very different things!Philosophy has shaped the world.
From science to politics, the great philosophers challenged the ways that we see things. And while you probably know many famous Greek philosophers, the list of philosophers is much longer than that.
Whether philosophy makes ‘progress’ in a similar way is controversial, but insofar as it does being born early with more (and relatively easier) ‘great breakthroughs’ have yet to be made is an advantage. In life there are good times and bad.
There are ups and downs. How you deal with the struggle of life depends on your philosophy. The trick is to keep it simple.
Find a philosophy that's right for you. Mar 12, · As I explain in our educational philosophy, history is at the core of our studies and is used to tie everything together.
We’re using The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child Volume 1: Ancient Times, by Susan Wise Bauer, as our main text and supplementing with history encyclopedias and loads of books on the topics, .
Is There a God?
by Bertrand Russell (commissioned by, but never published in, Illustrated Magazine, in ) The question whether there is a God is one which is decided on very different grounds by different communities and different individuals. The Last Earth presents eight personal stories, I shall touch only upon three stories, The Spirit of the Orchard, Death Note and Letters to Heba and leave the remaining five for your discovery.