I'm a mom with an unschooled 9-year-old daughter and two homeschooling teens -- the oldest will graduate soon. I am also a writing teacher, editor, human services professional, stark raving bibliophile, movie buff, and aspiring author. My other interests include art, history, sci-fi/fantasy, and life with family members on the autism spectrum and/or with mental illness.
This is my personal blog. I also blog with my daughter, about books and movies, at On Page and Screen. I have a retired homeschooling blog, Confessions of an Erratic Homeschooling Mom, and an old book blog titled Laughing Stars.
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Category Archives: Learning at Home
I decided to try blogging regularly about the kids’ learning again and see how it goes. Most of my homeschool blogger relationships have fallen by the wayside, and probably no one will read this but me. But I am hopeful that it will help me find some focus.
Our Topic for the Year: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Dystopia — We’re still working on finding our groove with this, and I’m trying to find ways to get James more interested and engaged. Although we agreed to this mom-made curriculum, as preparation for college, he seems to be participating reluctantly. Maybe since he is such a visual-spatial, hands-on kind of learner, this is just too bookish for him.
BTW, James has ADHD, and like many people with this “disorder,” he is blessed with high energy, a quick mind, a strong “right brained,” visual-spatial learning style, and great problem-solving skills. But keeping him interested in anything for more than 20 minutes is challenging.
Books & Stories Read So Far:
Trisha was SO excited about starting school today. She plans to attend three days a week and participate in a variety of classes, including Spanish, Nature Journaling and Quilting:
He loves to invent monsters — I’d like to see him create concept art for a video game sometime. He made this for a friend’s birthday.