What Did You Teach Your Child Today?
Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:13 AM
Proud to be Cecil B. deMille's great ganddaughter
"Not that I am implying that I was in any personal want, for I have learned to content in whatever state I am in." Philippians 4:11
Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:55 PM
All great ideas! I suppose we'll see what direction this particular course takes & name it after the fact.
Do y'all school year-round? I did more unschooling with my son, but my daughter wants more structure. She started today so she'd have a few extra free days throughout the year & it took her forever to finish! Don't know if I scheduled too much or if she was just pokey, since I had to work today & her dad was out mowing.
We'll get it worked out.
Hope your week is off to a great start!
Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:05 AM
My girls like more structure too, that's interesting. Finally I just bought some workbooks so they could 'feel' like they were 'doing' school, and it didn't hurt anything. <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />
Edited by Stephanie, 27 December 2010 - 08:42 AM.
Posted 04 May 2011 - 12:35 PM
With the tornadoes of last week and the OBL death. we've been doing a LOT of CURRENT AFFAIRS.
We've read personal accounts written by tornado survivors. This has led to some great discussion, prayer and investigations.
I'm in the process of reviewing the 9-11 tragedy as 5 of my children are too young to remember that terrible day. I feel they have to know about terrorism to understand why everyone is talking about Bin Laden.
What have you taught your children lately??
Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:06 PM
Cheering for Windmorn's DD too!
1st time in 3 weeks dd has done her long division without tears or help!!!!
Hang in there sister, you're getting it!
You can't always get what you want, babe
But if you try sometimes, you just might find
You get what you need.
~Mick and Keith~
Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:05 PM
An activity that I did with the five youngest caused me to come locate this very thread to post about it and share with other Mom's needing to keep their children busy and learning this summer.
Last month I took my mom to a group painting class where we all painted with acrylic paints on canvas. It was so fun, even for total beginners like us. So, I decided then that I wanted my kids to have this experience. Finally, we did it today.
I found these very helpful instructional youtubes that guided us along and I was so proud of how food they each did. If you will go to my blog and look at the post called _Lanscaped by God_, you will see the link to the YouTube and a picture of our paintings. We can't wit to do it again. We had so much fun.
Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:11 AM
Did another Museum tour today (been doing them for over 35 years now I think?) and the stuff kids don't know anymore?
Part of old tour talked about milk and cheese and I would ask what we divide milk into so we get cheese? Then I would start to say:
"Little miss Muffit sat on her tuffet eating her..........................
and they would all finish it!
NOW they just look at me like I am from another Planet?
They also have no idea about things they Parents did as kids: like playing board games, marbles, jumping rope, etc.
The best part is I used to say "If you are interested in something I said go home and look it up in a book or go to the Library and ask for help.
NOW I just say "GOOGLE IT"! and they all know what I mean.
I am getting to old for this...................................
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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:56 PM
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