We are avid readers all year-long, but there is something about cuddling up with a pile of colorful, kids books after spending a playful afternoon in the cool, autumn air.
The smoke from all the fires is finally starting to clear out of our area, and the Oregon rain is moving back in. Our regularly scheduled events are back in motion and the start of our home school year has begun.
My freshman year of college I had to take an academic seminar which was basically a how-to-do-college course. Most of it was pretty common sense and should go without saying like keep track of your assignments, do your homework, turn in your homework… go to class…things of that nature.
I’m officially one step closer to working myself out of laundry duties…my four-year-old has learned how to fold towels! And not just the one-two-you’re-through method, but the mom’s-amazing-wrinkle-free-four-step-fold. 😉
Charlotte Mason, an early educator from the early 1900’s, had a unique outlook on the education of children. She claimed that the foundation for knowledge didn’t begin in the classroom, but rather in the teaching of good habits at home (the top three being: attention, truthfulness, and obedience).
I’ve been a little MIA as of late. Mostly taking advantage of all the summer fun to be had. We’ve had swim lessons, trips to see family, projects, homeschool prep, and of course berry picking!
I sat down on the reclining patio chair to supervise my barefooted cherubs in the backyard. I made a mental note that the sun was very hot and I hoped the garter snakes stay away till we go inside.
Can you believe 2017 is already half-way over? Last week, I found the book that my mother-in-law gave me at Christmas time and I re-read the quote she scribbled on the inside cover… “Wherever you are, be all there.” -Jim Elliot.
Growing up in a large family, we didn’t do a ton of fancy vacations. In fact, I can’t remember one. My parents idea of a vacation was driving hundreds of miles from Washington to Alaska to look at scenery while camping in the barren wilderness along the way. (Yay. 😉 )
Kids get the summer months to get their hands dirty, enjoy popsicles, and engage in some good, hard play. Why not take advantage of the sun and let them learn a few life skills as well?