I apologize for my slackness. I have been really busy and learning quite a lot. I have finally decided on the type of homeschoolers we are. We are Africentrically eclectic with a relaxed unschooling bent. I like it. It's ours and ours alone. LOL Anyway, I had to come up with something since we live in a world of labels.
I have thrown in the towel finding a history curriculum that is accurate so I have teaching from all the facts that I already have floating in my head and the ones that I am learning. I have also thrown out my third or fourth attempt at a curriculum. Now, I just write a plan so that it we come upon a brainfart moment we will have something to draw upon. I spent yesterday afternoon learning about their learning styles and multiple intelligences. It was interesting and showed me why some stuff just wasn't working and wasn't going to work. Reading, writing, and math are required.
I have gotten on the dreaded Face book and I have a true love/hate relationship with it. It takes up a lot of time, which used to be spent blogging. I have, however, learned a lot and met a lot of interesting and knowledgeable people. Catch 22.
We have also begun really using and focusing on Swahili. We ordered it from Rosetta Stone. It is expensive, but if you want to learn a language and learn it fast this is an excellent program.
I have also made a vow to buy as much second hand/consignment and handmade as possible. Except shoes. Second hand shoes gross me out. We are also using our old jeans to make different things. It's been really fun so far.
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