Ya veo que Paloma es la primera que se ha unido al blog. Gracias. Pronto voy a escribir un artículo basado en el libro "The Charlotte Mason Companion", La guía de Charlotte Mason, por Karen Andreola, donde nos muestra un ejemplo práctico de como educar a los hijos basados en los principios de Charlotte Mason.… Continue reading Seguidoras
Este blog surgió de mi intento por ayudar a cubrir la demanda que hay de saber más de la educación inspirada en Charlotte Mason en la lengua castellana, dado que muchas familias enseñan a sus hijos en el hogar y no tienen acceso a los textos originales o a libros en la lengua inglesa.Aprovecho también… Continue reading Acerca del blog
As a homeschooling mom, there is this question that hangs permanently over my head, Am I doing enough? Many of us are embarking in this journey with opposing family members, with pressure to perform, to have our children excelling and proving to the world that they are as good or better educated than their public… Continue reading Am I doing enough?
I would have never thought that after 39 years of having no clue about math, about why we do what we do when we subtract, or not having a remote idea of how I'd be teaching things like long division, I'd be reading math books like others read novels, and demystifying arcane principles and bias… Continue reading Math has awaken
Looking at my posts I'm realizing I never included one in which I explain our reasons to home school. It's strange, but I couldn't envision life different than this. I just have continued with my roll as a mother and teacher, and my husband too sees this as natural that we take care of our… Continue reading Why we homeschool
I have to say that when I saw this book I immediately thought it was a living book. I wasn't mistaken. It has the prairie theme, and there are a few words in it I didn't even know the meaning (boulder:: a detached and rounded or worn rock, esp. a large one, lurch: An abrupt… Continue reading One more book and Report, part II
I' m half way through the book and enjoying it so far. It has lots and lots of research and observations at schools, studies from neurologists, psychologists, doctors and informal observations by parents, school teachers, college teachers. I differ in the author's postulates that stem from the supposition we have evolved, and I have my… Continue reading Endangered Minds and Raising Your Spirited Child
Ducktails, a lovely chapter book we've started today. The girls are developing good attention for books without pictures such as this. It has great vocabulary, not kid like words at all, despite of it's size it has that classic style of older writers.Peter Rabbit Giant Treasury is the complete tales by Beatrix Potter and her… Continue reading More reviews of children books
I've been scanning the girls drawings, and I see lots of details in both of their art. My oldest writes with invented spelling but she asks me about sounds and she is writing to read, and reading to write. Thank you and birthday cards are great practice for her. I'll post some of those soon.… Continue reading "Report"
We loved our visit to the Stephen F. Austin park. Now I have to convince my husband to camp there!Quite an interesting insect.
This is our tentative schedule for the incoming year. I firmly believe children under 6 do not need to be educated following the school format, but that doesn't mean at all they won't be given any structure or that they won't be doing any learning. These early years are for habit formation, spiritual and emotional… Continue reading Finally, our schedule for January 2010
- NovLast year I posted what was going to be our schedule for 2010, from January. I'm going to revisit it and write in blue color what was done, not covered and such.This is our tentative schedule for the incoming year. I firmly believe children under 6 do not need to be educated following the… Continue reading My schedule revised- Nov. 2010
Our book arrived, we've been reading it and Natalia LOVES it. I'm learning new things too. It's neat to learn about how to place the cutlery, how to introduce people, phone etiquette. We got a different book on manners from the library but it was a shorter one and she likes this more, Natalia told… Continue reading Etiquette for children
Finally my order from half.com arrived, and I'm reading this wonderful book. It's very easy to read, it's a compilation of questions asked to Ruth Beechick, and her answers, as the title indicates.The questions and answers are grouped in categories, I'm finished reading the Pre-school and reading sections, and the curriculum section.I can't get tired… Continue reading Dr. Beechick’s Homeschool Answer Book
We are almost finished with Pinocchio, but my book was due, and the first one I loved more than this second copy was requested so we had to leave it after just a few chapters. I have requested yet a third one to finish our reading. I've seen the original by Collodi free online, and… Continue reading Recent readings
Ruth Beechick recommends Ray's Arithmetic. Different publishers have republished this old method of teaching math, it's sold here as complete program. You can access Ray's Mathematics for free here, but I think it's not the same as Ray's Arithmetic. Kathy here explains how she found and put the arithmetic teacher's manual to use it HERE.… Continue reading Ray’s Arithmetic
Suddenly I can't stop writing about math. The issue at stake is that I'm a language arts type of person. I have confidence I'm able to teach reading and writing to my daughters, to teach them to love and to apply those disciplines to their life. I already do that. I read to learn about… Continue reading Thoughts on math
Agnesi to Zeno (Sanderson Smith): I love this book. I'm returning it to the library though, and I'll check it later. It has interesting information about the history of math. I can see the girls loving this later. It's sort of 'math literature', and a great inspiration to learn math. I'm enjoying this new way… Continue reading More thoughts on math
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=homeschoo03-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0525469222&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrA recommended living science book for different ages.I cannot say enough about this book! It was scheduled as part of a 7th grade literature curriculum, however, it is also enjoyed currently as I read it aloud by my 4th, 1st, and even to a small extent my Pre-K child.This book teaches not only about the… Continue reading Science