This past year of school we learnt the secret of keeping going with all this topics that we start with enthusiasm and then fizzle: A little bit every day works for us. Never has there been a subject that this was more applicable to than with creative writing. There is no point in scheduling reading [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Language Arts'
March 22nd, 2012 · 12 Comments
February 20th, 2012 · 32 Comments
When we began homeschooling there were not so many South African stories that I could read to my children knowing that they were learning about their country and their roots… but I have to say this has all changed and where the local story tellers used to be “three sad looking books on a shelf in the book store they now require wall space… and often these are the books my children are drawn to first. … If you would like a second chance I would love you to tweet our message out that we are busy builtding a library for Lesotho, one book at a time, for details read this post: Can we help @Se7en_hoods build a library in Lesotho!
February 14th, 2012 · 7 Comments
Today is International Book Giving Day… and a little later we are going to post our Book Giving Project. We are going to need lots of help from all our readers with our project but in the meantime we thought we would wet your appetites with a feast of the latest and greatest books for [...]
January 20th, 2012 · 18 Comments
I have been thinking about a homeschool series for the longest time, where I write about what we do for each subject, little by little through each day and in and out of the weeks of our school year. And then I was surprised to discover that apart from map work and timelines and mental [...]
November 17th, 2011 · 56 Comments
It occurred to me that it was time to share some GiveAways with you all… it is that time of year when there is a bit of a lull… thinking about Christmas, but not quite there yet… thinking about summer holidays… but not quite there yet… Well I thought I would brighten your day with [...]
October 20th, 2011 · 9 Comments
There are so many High tech books on the market right now and hundreds of classic book apps… but just lately we haven’t even been getting to the library. We have been enjoying books from the past off our own bookcase. Books that I loved as a child. My parents were very good at choosing [...]
May 15th, 2011 · 20 Comments
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post: “So You Have Raised a Reader – Now What?” and it was filled with ideas for the young avid reader that just can’t put a book down. I followed it up with Se7en of the Best Bazillion Chapter Books – A Book Bonanza. But what about [...]