There is really no need to blog farther about all of that!! You can already tell what kind of post it would be and really, I don't want to write it anymore than you would want to read it.
- This week we have read 3 books in "The Magic of Language" series by Ann Heinrichs. They are a very interesting way to beef up language arts. I try to take a multi-media approach to school and learning. While I would prefer to just use all workbooks (self-grading if they existed) but I don't think that is being a good steward of all the resources available to teach my children.
- There are also some great books about math. Today we read: What's Your Angle, Pythagoras? by Julie Ellis. There are lots of other math books too. Lilly is reading a couple of books about roman numerals too.
There are sooooo many options for supplementing subject matter studied with books. The key is...look in the non-fiction section of your library. I try to limit myself to 20 books at a time. Otherwise, it hurts my back to carry the tote bags of books. Also, the smaller the number of books, the greater the likelihood that we will actually read them.
Now I am off to soak in a hot bath because I am so cold and I hate winter. (Except snow-I like snow!!) I will then vegetate and hopefully finish the book I am reading while the kids play Playstation 2 until their thumbs fall off. (Or they fight and I banish them to their rooms.) Either way, it works for me.