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Observations about Second-Generation Homeschoolers from Proslogion
Of course, I have probably been interacting with second-generation homeschoolers for a long time, but for whatever reason, they are now identifying themselves to me. In every convention I have attended this year, at least one (usually several) young parents tell me that they used my curriuculum when they were homeschooled students and are now using it to homeschool their own children. While speaking with these amazing people, I made some observations that I would like to share.
Parenting in the Age of Fear from Rural Revolution
Ms. Brooks’ case might have loped along like endless other parents accused of negligence for something that was perfectly normal a few years ago – except she decided to look for other mothers experiencing similar accusations. “I was beginning to understand that it didn’t matter if what I’d done was dangerous,” she noted. “It only mattered if other parents felt it was dangerous. When it comes to kids’ safety, feelings are facts.”
Feelings are facts. That’s a terrifying standard, especially when parenting is under the microscope.
All Our Work Holds Good from Slate
An interesting look at one of my very favorite picture books, Ox-Cart Man. Seriously. Every family should own this book. Really.
In Hall’s rewriting, the children’s book is also about endlessness, but in a completely different way. Ox-Cart Man, the book, is about a family, and how the small daily work of this family accumulatively makes their lives better. The addition of the family changes the poem from one man’s annual toil to a story about what we hope to do for the people we love, and how we hope to alter the future, just a little, for good. The book is endless because it imagines a future unrolling endlessly, each year just a small improvement upon the one before, built on the things we make with the people dear to us.
Word searches are an excellent way for children to practice spelling and visual memory skills. Word Search Puzzles – Full Year of Seasons Bundle has enough to take you through the entire year including 40 different holidays and themes.
From the Archives
As much as some parents want it to be different, gifted children do not fit into traditional classrooms. If the gifted child is twice-exceptional (2e)? Here is the truth about Gifted Children in the Classroom from a Teacher’s Perspective.
From My Amazon Page
If you are starting to think about Christmas presents or even want something really fun for your homeschool year, this is the telescope my parents and I purchased for Caroline last Christmas. David and Caroline have been having a lot of fun with it and we highly recommend it! I also recommend other things to go with it at my Amazon page.