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My thoughts on socialization….
1. can my boy talk with other people regardless of age?
2. can my boy play with other people regardless of age?
3. can my boy play nicely with other people, and if they aren’t nice can he tell them that OR come to me for assistance?
4. can my boy display polite and appropriate behaviour?
Other than that…I worry not.
I’d rather keep him at home and avoid
1. nasty teachers
3. inept teachers
4. education that he doesn’t need to have without a solid Christian basis for explaining it. (aka…some things are sin and therefore is wrong, so hate the sin because it separates the person from God, but love the person none-the-less).
I have the e-book Handbook of Nature Study, and
Barb, the author, has prepared over * 80 * lesson plans (which she calls “nature study challenges”) based on the book, and these are linked for you to freely download and use, on the right sidebar of the blog. Also, listed under the challenges on the right sidebar of the blog are numerous free custom designed notebook and nature journal pages for families to use with the Handbook of Nature Study.
The blog is called “handbook of nature study“.
Here are some posts that I’ve appreciated in the homeschooling world.
Successful homeschooling presents Why I am Still Homeschooling.
Walking Therein gives us Isaac’s water experiments.
Justin liked this one: chicks hatching. 🙂
Homemade homeschoolers taught a lesson on Lichen.
Whereas Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers thought that mini-offices was interesting. I agreed. Thought it an idea worth keeping for later down the road.
Wired for noise talks about socialization and isolation.
I liked this idea…seems so simple, and yet so very doable. 🙂
From the Homeschool math Blog, teaching preschoolers numbers.
In a nutshell:
I used foam numbers and plastic numbers, and just made a heap of them between us. I would pick one, hold it up high and call out loud its name, such as “Number five!” and put it to my personal pile.
She would then find the same number (I made sure there were at least two of each) and did the same, called out loud its name and gathered the number to herself.
Then it was her turn to pick any number from the pile, call out its name, and put it to her pile, and I had to find the same number.
After all the numbers in the middle pile were gone, her task was to arrange her numbers in order. That’s it.