One thing I've realized as a parent and teacher is that I am a passenger. Sure, I help with navigation and hazards on the road, but Duncan is the driver.
One of my favorite jobs was in graphic design. With logo designs, web sites, posters for various events, and advertising campaigns, it created a great deal of joy while developing my creative skills.
When we made the decision to homeschool, we mustered up our courage and clung to an important assumption: We can make it better as we go. At the time, I didn’t realize how this belief—and how we had arrived at it—would shape our learning processes. Nor did I realize how helpful my memory keeping hobby would be to it all.
Just a little Haiku to celebrate the passing seasons.
I've been looking back through some of my old albums, making decisions about how to go forward with new ones, and feeling the scrapbooker within grow antsy.
This year, one of our learning intentions is to explore light and color.
Sometimes, homeschooling is a little like riding a bucking horse: You fall, you dust yourself off, and you get back on again.
Presently, one of Duncan's projects centers on rocket-building. He wants to know how to build and launch his own model rocket.