Congratulations! You’ve just been made The Royal Ruler of All Grasshoppers! Grasshoppers are usually solitary but sometimes they gather in huge groups of millions or more. And now, you’re in charge of them.
Write 10 rules grasshoppers must follow.
Tip: For ideas, you might research a bit about grasshoppers (for instance, that they ‘spit’ a brown liquid and can jump about 3 feet or 1 meter).
Nature journaling is a way of writing, drawing and reflecting through observations and art. Kids get to uncover countless mysteries and surprises as they interact with the wondrous world around them!The best part?
While your kids are grabbing their notebooks and sun hats, you know they are interacting with earth science, art, math and getting the benefits of physical education.
There’s a traditional route, with textbooks, planned courses, and SAT scores.
And there’s a non-traditional approach—entering college without the usual pace and approach to high school studies.
Blake Boles will explore the non-traditional approach in our webinar (7 pm ET, Tuesday, May 12) “College Without High School.”
Books written by Blake: College Without High School, The Art of Self-Directed Learning, and Better than College. He’ll share an excerpt from his newest book Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School? (publication May 2020).
Blake writes, speaks, podcasts, and builds community in the realms of alternative education, self-directed learning, and unschooling. He organizes life-changing trips for teenagers through his company Unschool Adventures, and he also coaches parents and young adults.
Join us in May in the Homeschool Alliance for a look at the ways homeschooled teens and young adults get to college, with Blake’s special appearance as our indie guidance counselor!
When selecting books to read aloud, we (at Brave Writer) follow a key principle:
The idea is to lay a feast of ideas (ht: Charlotte Mason) before your children, to create opportunities for empathy, to help your children grow in critical thinking, to expand a child’s world, and to entertain! That too.
The goal is to offer a selection of books over a year or several years that is diverse in lots of ways. Keeping the list below handy will help you get out of ruts and habits too.
When reading gets stale or predictable, shake things up! Here’s how.
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