Category Archives: Homeschool – Mathematics

Life of Fred – Butterflies!

With many of learning adventures, I’ll introduce a book or subject that seems to be something the kiddo likes, but turns out after a few forays into it, to not be. I have a child who wants desperately to please me, so it … Continue reading

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Unschooling for Monday – Forget Columbus Day

Having read the first part of Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States and learned a few things about Christopher Columbus, and what a completely and total monster he truly was (rape and enslavement of women and girls, wholesale … Continue reading

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Life of Fred Math and Spelling at the Dinner Table

Life of Fred Math Series As I ushered out a visiting homeschool co-op student today there was a package waiting on the front porch. The series I had ordered, Life of Fred, after hearing rave reviews, was waiting for us … Continue reading

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Upper Room Literacy Program

So, just to review, this is what I have signed my daughter up for this summer. It’s a free literacy summer camp program… Our Summer Academic Camp is an eight week intense program for students entering 1st – 8th grade.  … Continue reading

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Mario Kart and I Are Math Buddies

There are moments in our unschooling/homeschooling experiences where I get that “You just SCORED a MAJOR goal!” kind of feeling. Fist pumping, send out the cheerleaders, and “can I get an amen.” It is the best feeling. It really is. … Continue reading

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Using Mario Kart to Teach Math

We are unschoolers. Basically this means that learning comes through life experiences. We deal with math and economics, even language arts (reading/writing), when we go grocery shopping. We discuss history when visiting the different sections of the local art museum … Continue reading

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Knowledge Must Link to Experience

Take a look at the picture above – two simple sketches which are expressive of a very powerful concept. You can have plenty of knowledge, but it isn’t until you obtain the experience that it all links together. I think … Continue reading

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So THAT is What One-Half Means!

Epiphanies can strike at odd moments. Like the other day as we are driving home after two cleanings. “I’m soooo tired!” Emily said from the back seat. She was tired? I was the one getting sick and just having finished … Continue reading

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Zentangle Once More

I colored that last Zentangle and neglected to take a picture of it. It looks nice with spots of color. (Look for that in the mail, Dee) I thought that today I would show you the process as I understand … 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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