Tag: Homeschool

What I Learned Today 12/8/14

Pre-Algebra: I am working on least common multiple, greatest common divisor, and divisors. I already posted the rules for least common multiple, so here are the other rules for the last two: Important: if a and b are nonzero integers, then all of the following statements mean the same thing: 1. A is a divisor of b. 2. A is…

What I Learned Today 10/03/2014

Fiction Writing: I entered a contest in a Homeschooling magazine my mom gets. Each month they give out a topic, and the 10 kids with the best stories get published and win a prize. This month's prize is a spaceship sticker book. Topic: Your long-lost great uncle left you enough money to open your own store. Tell us about it.…

What I Learned Today 9/29/2014

LOTF Theme: Rules & Order Ralph’s attempted system of law lasts about five minutes before breaking down. Does Jack take over with anarchy, or with his own system of laws? Is anarchy really just another system, no different than any other arbitrary set of values? In my opinion, I feel that anarchy is made up of two laws: do the…

9/11 Unit

Teaching 9/11 provides a window into creative and probing approaches teachers have taken to introduce the subject of 9/11. Discussion of 9/11 is not a mandatory lesson in most classrooms across the country. However, many educators want to be sure their students learn about this pivotal event so they can participate in our world as knowledgeable and discerning citizens. Lessons…

LOTF Themes: Civilization

THEME: CIVILIZATION If some adult has ever snapped at you to be “civilized,” then you probably know that “civilized” ends up referring to all kinds of arbitrary things: get your elbows off the table; say “please” and “thank you”; don’t chew with your mouth open; don’t flick spitballs at your sister. You know. Being “civilized” usually means not doing what…

What I Learned Today 9/12/2014

Today, I finished my Wordly Wise unit 1. The underlined words are my vocabulary words I used in a paragraph. One day, my step-Dad's boss decided that he was compatible with his co-workers and deserved a promotion. He was able to assign himself at North Carolina! He was burly enough to move the furniture into the car and go! Some…