Mar 23, 2009
I just wanted to tell you about it, I am definitely going to make this again!
Tell me what you think!
Mar 20, 2009
It is a form of home schooling except the child learns what they are interested in the most.The child has the freedom to learn what they love, many people still incorporate standard book work with this while others may not.
For us we have the workbooks we do for math reading and spelling but everything else we just do what ever we are into and my son has so many questions and wants to know everything so we look things up learn about the holidays as they come up go to the library and get books to answer the questions my son has.
My kids learn reading, writing and spelling with work books but every thing else they learn the most from coloring pages, talking, reading books, asking questions and figuring things out!
One day my son wants to know about dinosaurs so we read a book and discus it the next day it may be something else or we can spend a whole week on one subject.
I consider us half unschooling and half home schooling I am training my kids for life and entrepreneurship not a JOB or to be like every one else. I could not accomplish this sending my kids to a school. I think structure is very important but freedom and knowledge to do and learn what you want is what America and Life is all about!, I like the fact that my kids don't go to school we just have a Passion for learning! I would like to go unschool when my children have reached the teen years after the 8th grade mark.
Children are naturally curious learners! We need to provide them with an environment that is conducive to that natural ability to learn. Children also learn best when education is not forced on them and will learn when placed in a educational environment not a school.
Unschoolers typically don't use curriculum, tests, especially state testing. Parents are not teachers they are facilitators and only assist the child in learning what the child wants to learn. Education is not forced but done freely, naturally and at the child's lead. They don't use grades or other titles invented by schools that refer to the stage in education the child is at. In unschooling there are no stages of education like grades the child just learns at his own pace. Here are some quotes to help you understand unschooling even more.
To unschool your kids you do have to follow your states home school laws at Getting Started Homeschooling.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~ Albert Einstein
“When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself.” ~ Jean Piaget
“There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.” ~ William Glasser
“Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.” ~ Lillian Smith
“None of the world's problems will have a solution until the world's individuals become thoroughly self-educated.” ~ Buckminster Fuller
“All the time you are in school, you learn through experience how to live in a dictatorship.” ~ Grace Llewellyn
See this fun post called Famous Home Schoolers
Mar 19, 2009
The secret ingredient is cream of tartar. This recipe makes play dough that is not grainy like uncooked play dough and keeps for a long time.
4 cups flour
1 cup salt
4 cups water
4 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup cream of tartar
Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan. Cook and stir over low/medium heat until play dough is completely formed and no longer sticky.
Allow to cool slightly before storing in an air tight container or zip lock bag.
Mar 18, 2009
Hello I hope you had a Great St Patricks Day! We read some great stories and listened to Celtic music which I love, it is so happy! Today we had a good day and my kids and I are learning Latin, I feel language is a very important part of our life and we must have a good understanding of it. Our English Language comes from Latin and many other languages as well. I need to get some good curriculum for this and we will have fun learning with it.
Mar 17, 2009
Ingredients : 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sugar, plus additional for sprinkling on top 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup raisins 1 teaspoon caraway seed 1 egg approximately 1/2 cup buttermilk (or soured milk)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.In a bowl, mix together flour, salt, sugar, baking soda and baking powder. Cut in butter, then add raisins and caraway seed. Break egg into a measuring cup and add enough buttermilk to equal 3/4 cup. Add the egg mixture to the flour. Mix until blended and knead dough. Shape into one large or two small rounds. Make a cross on top with a knife and drizzle with melted butter. Sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake in a greased iron skillet, or on a greased cookie sheet, until golden (approximately 30 minutes).
Mar 13, 2009
Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, renowned pediatrician and author advises parents on home treatment and diagnosis of colds and flu's, childhood illnesses, vision and hearing problems, allergies, and more. PLUS, a complete section on picking the right doctor for your child, step-by-step instructions for knowing when to call a doctor.
He instructs parents how to diagnose and treat their children without medical intervention, how to determine if their child is sick enough for a doctor, and how to recognize the correct medical treatments.
He teaches you how doctors/hospitals make healthy kids sick and how to protect your self and children from them!
This book is a common sense care of children which puts YOU the parent in CONTROL of your children's health! I love this book and have read it and am reading it again I would get this into the hands of every parent if I could you got to get this book and it makes a great gift.
How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor
Thanks for reading!
Comments always Appreciated.
Mar 12, 2009
What: Get red envelopes or postcards and mail them on March 31st to the White House
When: March 31st, 2009 Get a red envelope. You can buy them at Kinko's, or at party supply stores.
On the front, address it to President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington , D.C.20500 On the back, write the following message.
This envelope represents one child who died because of an abortion.It is empty because the life that was taken is now unable to be a part of our world.
We will mail the envelopes out March 31st, 2009.
Put it in the mail on March 31st, 2009, and send it.
Then forward this event to every one of your friends who you think would send one too. I wish we could send 50 million red envelopes, one for every child who died [in the U.S.] before having a chance to live.
I know this is off topic but I am very passionate about this and would like to get as many people involved as possible.
Let us Be a Voice for those who do not have one!
Mar 11, 2009
I bind to myself this day the power of God to guide me, the might of God to uphold me,
I have invoked all these virtues against every hostile, savage power warring upon my body and soul, against the evil laws of paganism, against the false laws of heresy, against the false promises of idolatry and against all knowledge which blinds the soul of humanity.
Mar 10, 2009
On March 17th, St Patrick's Day is celebrated around the world, with the "wearin' o' the green".
Mar 9, 2009
St Patrick's Day is coming soon, It is one of my favorite holidays it is on March 17Th. There are also so many fun color pages and projects you can get for free online this week I will share some that I found with you.
As in many old pagan religions, serpent symbols were common and often worshipped.
Why Saint Patrick's Day?
Being a religious holiday as well, many Irish attend mass, where March 17Th is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins.In American cities with a large Irish population, St. Patrick's Day is a very big deal. Big cities and small towns alike celebrate with parades, "wearing of the green," music and songs, Irish food and drink, and activities for kids such as crafts, coloring and games. Some communities even go so far as to dye rivers or streams green!
Have a Great Day!
Mar 5, 2009
What is one of your favorite thing to make I thought it would be fun to share just comment on this post with your recipe I will add some to start!
What does it have to do with home school ? A lot if you home school you will need lots of healthy things to cook so your kids can have the best chance of learning and clearer thinking!
For me being a stay at home Mom and home schooler I am constantly cooking and feeding my hungry boys, at the same time I like it to be healthy.
I am always on the look out for new great recipes and you probably are to LOL!
Cooking and baking can also be a fun learning family experience kids learn so much from you and they love to help!
Mar 4, 2009
I thought I would share with you some of the things I have make lately, last week I made focaccia bread first I made it with garlic and olives then with jalapenos and garlic!
I made lemon bars for the first time ever and they were good not a healthy recipe it had butter and sugar in it but they are way better than buying junk at the store that cost way more and is loaded with chemicals and partially hydrogenated oils!
Another thing I love to make is pasta, and it is so easy, you will never want to buy noddles again!
I got all of these recipes in my Betty Crocker recipe book but you can experiment with all kinds of recipes you probably have books with these recipes in your house right now!
Make it a point to make more things from scratch for your family it is much healthier and you will save money!
Mar 3, 2009
You can't go wrong with flax seeds or any seeds for that matter, but flax seed are so good for you, you deserve this info!
Flax seeds contain Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids
Potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B3, vitamin E, They are high in fiber and protein.
It is a fact the better the foods that you consume the clearer you will think and the better you and your child will learn!
Flax seed is also good for controlling asthma and ADD, ADHD symptoms as well as calm your kids down so they can think better and how it applies to home schooling they learn better!
I use the flax seed meal all the time in our home, I use a tbs in the pancake batter to add extra fiber, protein and nutrition. I also use it in smoothies which is great and adds the same benefits!
I make cookies, muffins, I also add it to bread crumbs or alone to use for oven fried chicken!
You can get recipes on line as well.
The more you can get flax seed in your families diet the healthier you all will be!
I suggest you get some of the Bobs Red Mill on the back is a recipe for some great muffins that are so good for you!
Don't get the whole flax seed it is way to difficult to ground and it takes time.
Flax seeds are great in salad and in bread but I just use the ground then I can use it for anything!
Mar 2, 2009
I am starting to get the hang of the home schooling thing and I am finding a good balance with our time and I am learning a lot about patience LOL!
We are having fun with it and I have to remember to just relax have fun and learn, that is what it is all about and kids learn the best this way.
I hope to get you some great information here on this blog I want to talk about Health and Healthy foods which I also am very passionate about without health we have nothing.
The Healthier you and your kids are the better your home school experience will be, more on that in other post.
Thank You for Reading!