- Gut-wrenching tears over losing a game of No-Stress Chess (or was it Spanish Bingo?)
- Lying about the keys she’d snagged while visiting at her abuela’s house and trying to open a locked door with her new playmate/second-cousin Read more…
The photo-essay – the friend of the busy, tired, working & homeschooling mom who wants to keep some semblance of a portfolio/record of learning?
Reading & Watching
Anyone else who can still sing the Reading Rainbows song? (And yes, I know a dragon isn’t a dinosaur, but Little Miss D is certain they would be related if they were real – works for me!)
This week looked… different. Partly because Ua had a day off, which meant extra time for family fun. Partly because I was waiting for a big stack of books to come in to the library. Partly because I really felt the urge to try some new crafts with Miss D. Partly because she hasn’t been enjoying our short little writing and reading lessons as much, and I’d rather wait until she hits a more motivated period again.
So we went out, did all sorts of crafts, listened to stories, talked and played, and there was all sorts of learning wrapped up in it all. I started thinking about how likely it is that our learning will have lots of these ebb and flow periods, diving deep in certain areas while resting in others. It reminded me of the good advice I heard about feeding a toddler a balanced diet – not to look at how she ate over any one meal, or even day, but over the course of a week or month. It seems like that may apply for “brain food” as well! Read more…