Home School Spelling Surprise

Home School Spelling Surprise

boy at desk vintageToday my son gave me a surprise.  A home school surprise.  Your probably wondering what that could be.  It’s simple, he spelled December.  Your thinking “So what.”  What surprised me  is that  I don’t how he learned that word. We do not use any spelling curriculum.  None of my children have used any programs.  Yet they spell, they write, they just know how to spell.  I get these surprises all the time.  And it always amazes me.

Just to think of all the time we, as children in public school, spent on weekly spelling test.  All that time we could have been playing, pretending our creating a new universe.  I should tell you that he is 9 years old.  He also decided to write a story.  He is learning how to spell by writing his story too.  I must add that helping him spell words for his story is much more enjoyable then a spelling drill.  For the both us.

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Christmas Spirit Without All the Glamour

Christmas Spirit Without All the Glamour

GiantChristmasTreeVintage-GraphicsFairy2I have not written in a long time because I am learning how to manage my full time job and homeschooling with out pulling out my hair. That brings me to the idea of creating a spiritual Christmas with out unpacking the seemingly endless boxes of decorations.  Lets face it, decorations make things fun and Christmasy.

I first pulled out my nativity set and made the star path for Mary to walk across each day of Advent.  That in itself was special.  A lit candle some Christmas music made the moment.  Hmmm.  I am not sure what else I can do. I am thinking about just pulling all our Christmas lights out and hanging them everywhere.  That’s my favorite part of decorating are the lights and how they twinkle.

Does anyone else have some ideas?