Category Archives: Curriculum

The Poisonwood Bible: A Synopsis in Poetry from a Once Reluctant Writer

The Poisonwood Bible: A Synopsis in Poetry from a Once Reluctant Writer

My 14 year old daughter just completed The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver as part of her Language Arts curriculum. As homeschoolers who school through a public charter, we get to choose her literature together in collaboration with her accredited teacher. This is particularly lovely because the child devours books like I devour yarn made from Alpaca (whichContinue Reading

Virtual Cultural Immersion: How to Travel the World Without Leaving Town

Virtual Cultural Immersion: How to Travel the World Without Leaving Town

We started homeschooling with the goal of traveling a lot and immersing ourselves in a variety of cultures. Our kids have the unfortunate timing of being post-bubble babies, though, so finances haven’t allowed us to venture off as far as we’d hoped. Still, we maintain our desire to experience the world in all its beautifulContinue Reading

Entitlement

Entitlement

We have never been the parents who succumbed to whining at the grocery store check-out by buying our kids whatever cheap junk the store purposely puts right there at a kid’s eye level. We don’t buy our kids what they want immediately or, as is often the case, at all. We consider all requests carefullyContinue Reading

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