All in Homeschooling
Had we not read that poem, she may not have had the words at seven to share what she was feeling, and I may not have had the ears to hear as a weary mother of four to listen.
When I first moved to Chagrin Falls, I was pulled over by the police right in front of the popcorn shop for going the wrong way on a one-way outlet.
So, a person who believes that the unborn child is a person, deserving a right to live, may desire that the woman not choose abortion . . . but it is a desire, not a goal. That woman has autonomy and sovereignty over that decision. The goal, on the other hand, of those working in our center was to maximize the amount of support we could give to women in this situation.
We all, as humans, have to live in a world with some degree of uncertainty so uncertainty is a shared human experience and we must respect that in one another.
Acquiring this knowledge was non-negotiable in our home. We are a human race first. Every family will do it differently but I hope we all deliberately ensure our children know that our own country is not the center of the world.
If you are squeamish about reading your children stories of love, death, suicide, war . . . then my approach may not sit well with you.
How should history be taught? As it was lived . . . moving forward . . . as a narrative . . . globally.
This is a pretty foolproof project for all ages. It makes a great project in the context of studying rainbows . . . and just watching the crayons drip is fun.
He adjusted the game to what he believed would be more realistic to what the soldiers had to face during World War II. It was something he did without direction. He was just given the time and space to apply it in a way that was meaningful and impactful to something that interested him.
In fact, there is so much you can do in the elementary years that will enhance later understanding and appreciation of math, that even for children who are interested and capable of early math practice and advancement, if you avail yourself of all the natural occasions there is for math practice, you may not have time for an official curriculum because you are busy with activities that will enrich later study of math while making it fun for them now, which in itself enriches math later because they won’t hate math by the time they are doing a more serious study of it (count how many words are in this sentence.)