Spring is finally settling in and I am so very ready for it! We’ve managed to have the windows open most nights and used our firepot on the back patio for the first time this year last weekend. I’m also trying to figure out the logistics of getting to the National Parks for some more Junior Ranger badges this summer. Our current pass expires at the end of this month, but B will then be a fourth grader, so we’ll be able to take advantage of the Every Kid Outdoors program to get a free pass. Hopefully we can make it to at least one!
Also, an update on picture study prints… I found a new company that looks good, so I submitted a small order that should be here on Monday. Keep your fingers crossed that they turn out well and I can replenish the shop soon!
On to the links!
Why some kids are happier right now, and other unexpected effects of quarantine An interesting read that I think emphasizes why so many choose to homeschool even when there isn’t a pandemic.
Low-Waste Homeschooling Low-waste homeschooling happens to also be low-cost homeschooling….who knew? ☺️
7 Homeschooling Freedoms and How to Embrace Them This is a great list of ideas if you’re needing to make some changes in your homeschool.
Harvard Law School Calls for Ban on Homeschooling; Homeschooled Harvard Graduate On Why This is Wrong A recent article from Harvard about the dangers of homeschooling has been making the rounds. I appreciated this well-thought-out op-ed from a Harvard graduate who was also homeschooled through elementary and high school.
12 Recipes and Tips for Healthier Snacking I have definitely been eating a lot more since this epidemic began, but I’m realizing that I need to make some changes. This is a good list for healthier snack (or even small meal!) options.
From the blog…
How to do Picture Study This week, I posted an outline of what a typical picture study session looks like in both our home and our co-op at the link below, but I also think the following quote from a PNEU Teacher’s Handbook sums up the teaching of picture study well: “Parents who are not very familiar with Art need not feel daunted by the idea of teaching Picture Study; teacher and pupil can learn together very successfully in this subject.”
(2017) Simple Tomato Soup Our favorite recipe for tomato soup! Great for weeknights!
(2012) Once A Month Reb. I’ve always loved the idea of once-a-month cooking and here is an early attempt at making my own menu!
Have a lovely weekend!