Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday Findings: Habit Training, Curriculum Comparison Charts, Teaching from Rest...

Habit training seems a never ending task when rearing children, but did you know Charlotte proposed starting habit training with ourselves first!  Sonya Shafer's 3 Little Words for Habit Training gives a simple explanation on getting started.

In spite of my adoration of Charlotte Mason and her methods, I'm actually a curricula junkie and I absolutely love Rainbow Resource's Curriculum Comparison Charts.  If you are in the market for math, science, or some other supplemental material, these charts are a fabulous way to determine your options.

In case you haven't heard, Sarah Mackenzie, author and blogger at Amongst Lovely Things, is hosting an online book club to accompany her book, Teaching From Rest, A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace.  The club starts Monday, November 2nd at 6:30 PT and continues every Monday evening throughout November.   She is planning to post replays on Thursdays for those unable to attend.  Sarah is also offering a 20% discount on her book at Academic Press if you haven't already got your copy.  Just use coupon code TFRCLUB20.

Last week, I posted regarding The Importance of Puzzles in Preschool.  This week, I'm sharing my latest preschooler's fascination with scissors.  Levi loves to cut paper...yes, he did successfully cut a chunk of his hair as well, hence the reason I encourage him with scrap paper :)  He cuts garbage papers, envelopes, etc.  This occupies him for a good 20-30 minutes and allows me time to work with Riley and Ruben during our school hours.  No, I don't let him wander around with scissors.  He is "confined" to an area very near my feet, where I can supervise at all times....

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