In light of my discovery that a significant amount of Astrophysicists have dyslexia, I decided to start our year studying Galileo. Of course you don't have to have dyslexia to study Galileo, nor do you have to have dyslexia to use this lesson block. This block can also be adapted to any age, many of the … Continue reading Using Galileo to Study Astronomy, Math, History and Physics
Sensory Spelling and Modeling Beeswax
We've really been jumping all over the place here. I don't know about you. Even though I had the curriculum all ironed out, I just never know what will happen as I start a new school year. Isaiah is a person. And as a person his likes and dislikes change. What works for him changes. … Continue reading Sensory Spelling and Modeling Beeswax
Third Grade Curriculum – September
I will try to get next month up before we start, we started the last week of August. Here is an overview of what I hope to accomplish in the month of September. Click here for an example of our schedule in google docs, please feel free to use it and then fill in the … Continue reading Third Grade Curriculum – September
It’s Math His Way
I love my boy so much. I love him, but sometimes teaching him is H-A-R-D impossible. The funny thing is, he's pretty good at math, he just wants to do it his way. So, on the day that we were going to work on Roman Numerals he decided to do it his way. Sometimes I even let … Continue reading It’s Math His Way
This Game Was Made for Waldorf, and You Too!
If ever a game was made for Waldorf it was Enchanted Forest. I don't think you could find a game that is more completely Waldorf than this. The whole Game is based on Grimm's Fairy Tales. This was wonderful, because as a homeschooling mostly Waldorf mom we had read almost all of the Grimm Fairy … Continue reading This Game Was Made for Waldorf, and You Too!
Thank Goodness for Wool and Uggs!
Something I had been missing from our Waldorf days was our morning walks, partly because the weather got cold, and also because we had lost our way... Today was going to be my attempt to bring one more aspect of what I love back to our homeschool day. (There are more, and I will post … Continue reading Thank Goodness for Wool and Uggs!
Learning Math Visually
As a homeschooling mama, one originally rooted in Waldorf, teaching math to a rambunctious visual learner can be daunting. I began in Waldorf, teaching him the Quality of numbers. This was a beautiful idea to me, I enjoyed trying to create a way to touch him with this idea. Perhaps I should have persisted. Or, perhaps … Continue reading Learning Math Visually
Our Block of Chess or Our Chess Block
Who says chess can't be a block? I've never read about it on one of my homeschooling sites. Wait, let me look...nope, even my favorite site Homeschool Share doesn't have one. You know every time I read that over I read cheese block! LOL! Recently Isaiah has developed an interest in chess. I was never a … Continue reading Our Block of Chess or Our Chess Block
Mom. I’m feeling mad. I’m going to felt.
Yes, you heard it right. He was feeling mad. That's been happening a little bit more lately as we've been cooped up inside due to the horrendous midwest weather. Last week I taught Isaiah how to felt. I tried a couple of months ago. Back when I was so inspired by the Wisconsin Sheep and … Continue reading Mom. I’m feeling mad. I’m going to felt.