Saturday, October 30, 2010

You're It! The Homeschool Blog Game of Tag.

I've been caught in a game of Tag by Nanette over at The Joys of Homeschooling!  The way this particular game is played is that when tagged, you must answer a series of eight questions and then tag eight more people with a new set of questions.  Always a rule breaker, I'm going to tag anyone and everyone who's reading this and if you want to play, then consider yourself IT!

1. How do you stay organized?
Um...yeah.  Haven't really figured that one out yet.  I do have a planner and I sometimes plan.  I find that I go back and forth between planning out a month and winging a month.  Honestly, I'm not sure which I prefer.  The planned months provide more structure but the seat of our pants months provide freedom to enjoy life and dig into whatever is interesting to us.  It's that continual pull between my love of curriculum and my unschooling heart.  And somehow it seems to work for our family.  We may not be heading to Harvard but we're pretty creative, loving, and curious and we manage to complete a decent amount of work in our own crazy manner.  That's not a bad education.

2. What is your favorite curriculum and why? (Ex: Apologia, Life of Fred, etc.)
Oh man, tough question! I love TruthQuest History, her commentary brings history to life and ties it all together so well.  I love the idea of Sonlight, but I always end up tweaking it. Teaching Textbooks has saved this non-math minded mom with its ease of use and auto-grading. There's a few off the top of my head.

3. Do you notebook or lapbook? Do you have any successful secrets to share to a lapbook newbie?
We do lapbook and mostly enjoy it.  I would suggest picking up the book The Ultimate Lapbook Handbook.

4. What kind of fieldtrips, or outings do you go on for school enrichment?
We enjoy our weekly park day with our homeschool group.  Next week we have a three day art class with Barry Stebbing. Super excited about that.  October was a corn maze and hay ride. We also try to connect with close homeschooling friends for occasional get togethers. I have made it a goal to get to the Boston Museum of Science before the year is out.

5. Do you have any awesome science experiments to share?
See my YUCK post. We had a great time with that.


6. What is the best website, book, etc; you have found that has helped you through your homeschool journey?
Senior High: A Home Designed Formula by Barbara Edtl Shelton and Beyond Survival by Diana Waring.  They both gave me confidence that this never-has-it-together woman could actually homeschool and provide a great education for her kids- and that this education doesn't always look just like the public schools.  I felt the freedom to do what's best for my kids and my family and stop comparing with everyone else.


7. Within your homeschool, what is one thing you could never live without?
Coffee.


8. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever heard from a non-homeschooler?
"You must have a lot of patience." Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Here are my questions:
1. What prompted you to begin homeschooling?
2. What homeschooling book/s have encouraged you in your journey?
3. Do you have a favorite read aloud?
4. If you could only have three homeschooling books/curriculum, which would you choose?
5. Where can we find your favorite homeschooling blogs?
6. What do you to do to demonstrate continual learning to your kids?
7. What's your favorite way to unwind after a crazy day?
8. Is there a quote you find inspiring?


YOU ARE IT!  Let me know in the comments if you participate, I'd love to read your answers!




5 comments:

Elle said...

saw you on free educate facebook link. I love the coffee...can't live without it either. And I love the patience comment. I have never heard that one before ;)

I'll have to bookmark you! Love the site.

Firefly Mom said...

Organized - AHAHAHAHA - Yeah, right there with you on that one. I figure that I'll finally master it about a month before Cody moves out. :)

Anonymous said...

Without coffee, I have no patience. Without patience, there is no coffee... what a Vishous {wink} cycle, lol.

I played; here's my post:
http://thisadventurelife.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/eight-questions/

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