We try to make sure that we get our kids out of our usual area at least once a month so last weekend we drove to the foothills to see Daffodil Hill. Daffodil Hill is a private ranch that opens its gates once a year to tourists for daffodil season:
Now that we are nearing the final stretch of the year, homeschooling has fallen into a comfortable routine. I realized that I am a bit behind our history schedule compared to where I want to be. We are only in the middle of studying the Greeks and I was hoping to be onto the Romans for the last part of the year. Of course, I'm stressing where I don't need to be stressing, because whatever I don't finish, I can pick up next year. Anyway, I like the Greeks better than the Romans so I guess it will be OK if I abbreviate that unit.
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I was wandering the bookstore and came across the title Of Other Worlds by CS Lewis and was delighted when I found out that it was a collection of his essays about stories. I think these essays focus specifically on historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction. But I haven't had a chance to read it yet since I'm in the middle of several other books. Anyhow, I bought it and I'm excited to read it. The end.
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In case you missed it, this week I wrote about the importance of a knowledge based education. Subjects like literature, history, and science aren't just nice things to know about, they are also an important foundation for reading skills and critical thinking.
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