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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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:
This is for a class I’ll be teaching at Raw Learning. It’s a work in progress and subject to change. I am definitely open to suggestions!
I. Numerals in Art/Spaceship Patterns— adapted from here
(The second example is from Pastel Number Design – Art & Math — Lin Altman, Cedar Creek Elementary)
Trisha and I started our “Potions and Enchantments” Unit Study yesterday. Obviously, this is just very basic chemistry, set up to provide the opportunity to make discoveries about acids and bases. My main objectives were simple:
- to get her intrigued with chemistry
- to observe and support the fact that she’s making and testing predictions and drawing conclusions (basic scientific method)
- to introduce habits integral to science labs, such as making precise measurements and documenting results
- to see where she’ll go with an activity like this — my kids always have their own quirkified way of doing things
- to make an insane amount of mess