January 23, 2012

some thoughts...

>my husband is currently reading this book & he loves it! (good pointers in raising our boys.)

>mike & i are watching this series & i've learned more about our nation's history then i ever did reading text books in school.

>speaking about school... we are going to homeschool our kids. i was homeschooled from 2nd thru 12th grade & i loved it. i've been doing a lot of thinking (& some research) about what style of teaching we want to use with our children.
    *charlotte mason
    *or all of the above :)
it's quite overwhelming thinking about what a big responsibility it is to teach our children everything they need to know. i guess the same is true about raising them & training their hearts & pointing them to Christ. that's why, as parents, we just have to do what the Lord leads us to do & trust that He is in control.

>some books i want to read about education... the well trained mindyou are your child's first teacherplayful learningthe creative family.

>this website is great.

>hope we're in memphis in april so we can go to this.

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Elyse said...

Thanks Al for all your tips and suggestions! I really enjoy your blog!

mr valdez and mrs valdez said...

i'm planning on homeschooling and so i'm excited to let you go first and i can learn a few steps behind you. :) i love when you post!

allison barker said...

thanks so much elyse! spread the word about my blog. :)
tiffany, please share any resources w me & i will gladly share what i've learned... :) thanks friend! hey, there's a small chance we might be in san diego in the next few months. u live in san diego right?

Kayci said...

I am pretty sure we are going to start using Charlotte Mason next year. At first I was a little confused about how to build the curriculum and lesson plans, but SimplyCharlotteMason.com pretty much solved that problem. I am currently reading the book "When Children Love to Learn - A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason's Philosophy for Today." I hope you get to go to the conference!

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