This is a unit study we stumbled upon awhile ago. You see, we love Anime in our house. And DH and I really love Bleach. In fact, the Bleach theme-song used to put C to sleep when he was a baby (The first one. Yes, the loud one!)
And life being what it is, years passed before we got back to watching it again… But we did. Every night, two episodes of anime for about 6+ months. It has become our ritual. What I didn’t expect was how it would morph into a corner-stone of our school experience. Continue reading “Unit Study: Bleach and Japan”
You know, I had a post planned for Christmas. I had it half-written. All I needed was an hour or so to polish it off….and then wham!
We were derailed by ‘Le Grande Project’. You see, we’d been asking the kids, particularly C, ‘what do you want for Christmas?’ for a while now. And received the dreaded shrug. Variations on ‘is there anything you really want?, elicited similar responses….until three days before Christmas. Yes. Three Days. That was when he wrote his letter to Santa. And oh boy, what a letter. Go have a look at it. Go on. It’s no particle accelerator, but – oh boy!
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Now, I have a confession to make. Before my son came along, I liked Mythbusters…but I didn’t love Mythbusters. My son though – Mythbusters is his raison d’etre. He has been obsessed since he was 2 years old. The best present for his birthday is another season of Mythbusters. Continue reading “The Adam Savage School of Homeschooling”
Crafting is a very important part of our homeschooling. It helps develop hand-eye coordination, and manual dexterity. We’ve also found it’s great for creativity and science exploration. Almost any subject can have crafting in it – good for busy fingers and visual-spacial learners like C.
Continue reading “How We Homeschool – Part 5: The Joy of Crafting”