Here are some of the links and ideas that I’ve been reading about lately.
Why Homeschoolers need an ipod or mp3 player from Heart of Wisdom. Robyn links some good resources here. Our children have an mp3 but they rarely use them. They have been given very strict guidelines as I don’t want them to grow up with earphones connected, regardless of what good stuff they may have on their mp3. They need to ask to use it, and only if it is appropriate for them to be listening to stuff by themselves is the answer yes. As it has turned out they enjoy listening to stuff together most of the time (though Joshua would often listen to things that the others weren’t interested in.) But these links are fantastic and I have been prompted to update our audio library – the stories we own have been listened to over and over and over again – time for a few more new ones.
Looking at Mini Offices has been an aspect of preparing our kids for the start of their studies for 2010. I have decided to not do a lapbook style mini-office but rather a notebook style (ie in a binder). At this stage these types of prompts will be in their Control Journal. One place for everything. At the moment Daniel has a phonics prompt and word bank style dictionary, and the others have writing prompts from the Excellence in Writing programme.
Though Christmas is well and truly over this post held me riveted – did the angels sing?
A blog post to make me stop and think about what is important – Dear Mom, Thank you
I plan to use the Outdoor Challenges this year so reading this Blog Carnival was inspiring..
Secret Servant of the week – what a wonderful idea. One that I could adopt in my own life, even if I don’t present it to the family.