Monthly Archives: August 2012

Dr. Seuss? I Love you!

A week ago last Thursday night we dressed in our pajamas, brushed our teeth and settled in bed. It has become a family affair. After initial resistance (he doesn’t like reading aloud as much as I do) Dave has joined … Continue reading

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TED Talk Leads to Coursera

We should spend less time at universities filling our students’ minds with content by lecturing at them, and more time igniting their creativity … by actually talking with them. (Daphne Koller) As an auto-didact, I am constantly learning and growing. … Continue reading

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The Re-Occurring Atom

The book on atoms that I mentioned in last Friday’s post has really gotten Emily to thinking. Several times on Thursday she mentioned it – and I followed it up with another book in the series… Solids, Liquids and Gases … Continue reading

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Wednesday Learning

As we slide into the new learning year, Emily and I are doing well, and I was ridiculously pleased with how well this past Wednesday’s learning experiences went. Here is a sample of the subjects and experiences from that day. … Continue reading

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Why Am I So Tired?!

For those of you who know me personally – that question above is probably a no-brainer. However, last week was particularly draining. Part of it was the build-up to Dee’s visit the weekend before, and the disappointment of it ending … Continue reading

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And She Scores!!!

Last Monday I received an email from Savers – my ‘go to’ source for used clothing, shoes, books and more – stating that on Wednesday, 8/15, there would be a “buy $50 or more and get 50% off” for all … Continue reading

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Promoting Reading

I feel like an educating super-genius! I was reviewing the educational goals for 1st grade and stopped at the very first item on the list: Kids should know the sounds of all the consonants and both long and short vowel … Continue reading

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Planning for College? Or Not?

“If children have interest, then education happens.” – Arthur C. Clarke For Emily, it is a long way off. I’m a tad more obsessed with getting her to read right now than I am in thinking about college. However, a … Continue reading

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Fall Curriculum Planning and Goals Assessment

I had these grandiose plans of homeschooling through the summer. I imagined my child, at the tender age of fourteen entering into college full-time, having run through her back-to-back “years” of homeschooling with little or no breaks, driven and curious … Continue reading

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Kansas City Connections

One of the moms from our library Story Time was at a decision point last week. Did she enroll her daughter in Kindergarten, or try homeschooling? She has decided for now to try out homeschooling and asked me if I … Continue reading

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