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Not back to School?! Batty Idea

Disclaimer: The thoughts here are my own and do not reflect all homeschoolers.

So here we are two days back into our education part of the year (am avoiding the use of school and it’s derivatives); yes we are starting earlier then the public system. 261 more words


Kinder Surprise: "Kinder Drag Alter Ego"

So, to be brief: one person’s confusion becomes that person’s right to confuse children. This is as creepy as it sounds. Article from the Hamilton Spectator… 6 more words

Politics And Public Policy

what a child knows about people

Our son’s Japanese teacher returned to Japan for his summer vacation (he’s a university student).  I was worried this would have a negative impact on our son’s progress so I invited another native Japanese teacher to give a trial lesson (I did tell her it might only be a summer job). 370 more words

5 Year-old

looking back and ahead (振り返ると見越す)

Summer vacation is coming to an end and it’s time to start ramping up for the (home) school year.  Our son’s Japanese teacher will be returning from Japan soon and we also hope to add a second native Japanese teacher so our son can have 2 hours of book lesson and 1 hour of play time a week with native speakers.   250 more words

5 Year-old

Why we need to develop creative intelligence in education

I had a surprise visit from friend and artist Bob and Roberta Smith the other day.

We were connected in our childhoods but rarely get to meet these days living in different places. 424 more words

Free Multiplication Games Website

Multiplication games for 1st-8th graders?  Yes, that’s true.  I just was surfing Google+ and found this wonderful website for teachers and parents to use from home or in their school arranged by Krimsten Publishing.   55 more words

Classroom Activities

Back From our Hols

Well we’ve been back home for a week but haven’t had a chance to blog much yet – we’ve got an influx of guests to prepare for next week! 233 more words