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Read Aloud

I should have known, but did not, that being read aloud to was a learned skill. It never occurred to me to think about it from my privileged place in the world of literacy. I was, for a time, though a teacher of writing, a fish who swam in words without thinking of the water.…

Throw a Spitball, Go to Jail

I am a homeschooler, a private schooler and a public schooler, and as such, don’t have a strong ideological commitment to any of the above – I think they all have their place. My oldest son has severe autism and attends a private school for children with autism, but paid for and managed by the…

Well, the astrophysicist and I finally managed to write something together. More than a year and a half ago when I moved to Scienceblogs I promised that Eric would be my sometime- collaborator. I promise I did not realize was a total lie. You see, the way we’ve managed over the years to raise four…

Teaching Environmentalism to Kids

Robyn’s Adapting In Place Blog has a really great sermon she gave about teaching kids about the environment. I really like her points both about multiple environmentalisms, and also about the way kids react to empty nonsense like “101 ways you can save the planet.” The whole thing is well worth a read! Robyn is…

Science Blogs is celebrating the beginning of the new school year with a series of 101-style posts, introducing the basics of a concept. I’ve got a couple of basics posts I’d like to do, but this one seemed particularly apt to me. I’m a homeschooler, but it isn’t only homeschoolers that struggle with the question…

It Is Never Too Early…

I’m the lone female in a house of men – when new housemate Phil moves in next month that will make six guys in my home and well, me. There are assorted female creatures on my farm – to be precise, one dog, two cats, two rabbits, 7 dairy goats, 12 ewes (seasonal) and about…