I made these for some vegan friends. Really lovely biscuits. Watch out, though, they spread very wide! When these cool, they make lovely crunchy biscuits with a chewy centre.
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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.
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Sorry about the long delay in posting – life caught up with us and tsunami’ed all over our schedules. It happens. But without more ado, here’s Part 4.
For homeschooling, our no. 1 resource is the internet. It has completely changed the way learning can be done. Today I will outline some of the amazing resources we use on a regular basis. Of course there are the wonderful websites I’ve written about earlier, but there are also:
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There are many reasons to use a prepackaged curriculum. But there were two main reasons we use them. The first is to help C learn subjects we don’t know well enough to teach (like languages). The other is to give him an independent way to learn when I have to look after our baby J, that he will find engaging and interesting.
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A Quick Review
This is in part a review, and in part an extrapolation on the book “Status Anxiety
” by Alain de Botton. This book offers a fantastic look at the things that make us anxious. It gives a rather gripping explanation of why people can feel scared and anxious. This book made me ‘furiously think’.
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