Saturday, March 25, 2017

Weekly Reflections - Week Twenty-Eight...

At Home

Oh, it's that time of year! I'm making my lists and checking them twice because it's used book sale and homeschool convention season. I'm in the midst of planning the Chippewa Valley Annual Homeschool Curriculum Fair. The information is posted below for those of you in the area that can stop by.

Around the Web

This week I read Dawdling and Inattention over at Afterthoughts and was intrigued by the thought of splitting the math lesson. Brandy brings up some great points regarding how growing bodies can affect our kid's attention span.

Have you been wondering about Socratic discussion? If so, Pam Barnhill unpacks it with Matt Bianco in Your Morning Basket #32 Socratic Discussion and Leading to Truth: A Conversation with Matt Bianco.

I also listened to Schole Sisters Podcast #20, Mothers, Don't Let you Methods Grow Up To Be Systems this week, with Brandy, Mystie, and Karen Glass. It was fabulous! I really want to go back and listen a second time. There were so many wonderful points! Also, after finishing Consider This, I appreciate any chance to listen to Karen expound on her ideas.

If you've been anywhere around homeschool blog land lately, you know Schole is all the rage. Kathy Weitz, The Reading Mother, wrote Toward Schole in our Homes and Co-ops, which gave me much to ponder. I linked it in my Schole notes for future reference.
But scholé cannot be the only thing we seek. Rest is absolutely meaningless, not to mention impossible, without work. If we miss this interdependence between work and rest, despair is the likely outcome when we try to map scholé onto the daily experience of our own—all too often far from restful—homeschools. 
And now, about our local homeschool sale....


Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Calvary Baptist Church
3036 Epiphany Lane
Eau Claire, WI 54703

A gymnasium full of new and used books, curriculum, toys, games, crafts, and misc. educational resources

Concessions provided by Chippewa Valley Lightning Bolts

There’s something for everyone!!

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