Jen’s Morning Basket post is rather inspirational, a great way to find time to share all those wonderful books we have with our children. I’ve been giving thought to how? when? we would have time as our morning is already a struggle. So why not use our afternoon more constructively, we could ease into it by having an audio listening time supplementing with Basket choices.
Talking educational choices, re-reading Angela’s posts on Choice Time, resonates deeply with me as that is how our children often learn, and Princess in particular learns. I’m planning on writing more about this approach, but for now I’ll share that watching your 10 year old direct her education is heady indeed.
Trail Guide to World Geography is really not quite ‘our thing’ it lacks the living book approach we love. The mapping questions are excellent, very thorough, but it is otherwise killing geographical interest. We are meant to be studying Africa, a fascinating country but are so uninspired. Then I’m considering that trying to fit both history and geography into each week is too much, it allows for little depth.
Jimmie’s introduction of literature analysis via picture books is just a perfect way to begin this skill, my creative juices are flowing. Then reading this post on building a whole curriculum around picture books is sending my thoughts spinning.
I’ve been reading lots of mysteries, and thinking it time to try some biographies or history. Any great suggestions?
Funny of the week: Jem was handing Bass a full nectarine when I suggested that it needed cutting, and very absent-mindedly asked him to cut it. Jem answered, “I can’t” “Why?” I rejoined. “I’m only three!!! I’m not allowed to use a knife.” Mmm true:)