Spilled Kool-aid and Montessori Education

Many moons back, we had our oldest son, and for one year, our younger son enrolled in Montessori schools. When I began homeschooling, the first books I bought were the Teaching Montessori at Home books by Elizabeth Hainstock and Lee Davis. (There is one for preschool and another for grade school. I think I lent my preschool one to someone, but I have no idea who. If I lent it to you, could you let me know? Thanks 🙂 )

Anyhow, as I went through the preschool edition, I was struck by some of the activities. In particular, the ones involving pouring activities hit me as very odd. Continue reading “Spilled Kool-aid and Montessori Education”

Since that last picture only took about 5 minutes to load . . .

I’ll share this sweet photo of little Sophia. Don’t ya just want to eat her up? 🙂 And no, I don’t ever put clothing on my children – we just let them run around naked like monkeys. It’s part of our homeschooling cult religion, you know! ;p J/K Continue reading Since that last picture only took about 5 minutes to load . . .

My beautiful, darling, sweet daughter . . .

began our day by throwing a major fit because I gave her a cup of milk rather than juice. Silly me. A few minutes later, she climbed into my lap with her blankie and spent 5 minutes cuddling and sweetly cooing at me before toddling off to wreck havoc throughout the house. Life with a young toddler! 🙂 Continue reading My beautiful, darling, sweet daughter . . .

My 6 year old’s math problem

The other day, I realized that I had a problem with my 6 year old’s math. You see, a year ago, when I ordered a pre-algebra workbook for his brother, he asked for his own workbook. So I got him the first Miquon Math book on the recommendation of a reasonably like minded friend. Collin loves his math workbook because he can flip through and … Continue reading My 6 year old’s math problem