Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lego Robotics 6 week course

*If interested, contact Heather, ASAP*

Engineering for Kids Homeschool Class
Ages 8-14
Fridays 8-9:30 at The Bible Church of Little Rock October 4, 11, 18 and November 1, 8, 15
Cost is $125 per student with small discount for additional siblings.

This is a 6 week course in Robotics using Lego robots and learning how to design, construct and program the robots.

Cash or check due at first class. Please sign up by calling Heather Muckleroy at 817-694-2828 or email her at

Deadline to sign up is Monday, September 30, 2013.  Hurry!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Vocabulary Words

A friend gave us this set of wooden Montessori letters {awesome}.  But this activity could be used with the fridge magnets that most of us have.  Using manipulatives help us be excited about learning to spell, rather than just copying long lists of words.

The list above is from the Wordly Wise workbook, recommended to me by homeschooling guru Tamara Sims.  You can buy it on Amazon or check it out at Mardel.  Flipping through the books, trying to decide which level was best for us, I hardly recognized any of the words for level 12.  Here's hoping his vocabulary is strengthened beyond Momma's before he graduates Majors Academy.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Frontier Days for Homeschoolers

The Historic Washington State Park interpretive staff will provide a special experience for homeschool groups on October 4. Students will experience Frontier Days as the 19th century pioneers would have experienced it. Programming will be designed to correlate with state curriculum requirements. Sign up early for this hands-on adventure! Contact the park for further details and reservations.

Date: October 4, 2013
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Admission: $5.50 plus tax
Phone: (870) 983-2684

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Letters from Egypt & other Charlotte Mason Recommendations

This morning we started reading aloud Letters from Egypt.  In 1879, Mary Whately wrote to friends and family in England about her experiences in Egypt.  She ties in Scripture references as well as Egyptian culture and customs.  After reading the first letter, I'm hooked!  And thinking that it would be a fill the "family read-aloud-before-bed" criteria.

If Letters from Egypt interests you, another from the Charlotte Mason website that we ordered for this year's enjoyment was Ancient Egypt and her Neighbors.

 From the website: A fascinating narrative of life in Ancient Egypt intertwined with captivating stories of the other civilizations that existed alongside her—neighbors far and near. Makes the ancient world come alive! (Grades 1–6)

Lastly, for grades 1-3, Boy of the Pyramids might grab your attention.


Monday, September 9, 2013

Does Your Child Struggle?

If you read one article this week, this one will encourage your struggling learner.  Or, cause you to view struggling differntly.

Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures.