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Month: September 2014

Map work and more

Map work and more

I finally got the courage to bring out the World Map puzzle. DJ loves it! I showed him how to match the puzzle pieces to the control sheet. This will become more important when we get to maps like the US or Asia where there are a lot of little tiny pieces. I’ve also begun teaching him the continent names using the continent song on this youtube video. There are many, many versions of this song but DJ likes this…

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Alfie Kohn: A Voice in the Wilderness

Alfie Kohn: A Voice in the Wilderness

My husband and I had a rare treat tonight – an evening out together without our son. Even better, we attended a speech by Alfie Kohn titled Unconditional Parenting: Beyond Bribes & Threats. Some of Mr. Kohn’s more popular books include:1. The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom about Children and Parenting 2. Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason 3. Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise…

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Practical Life: Care of Plants

Practical Life: Care of Plants

Continuing our studies in the Practical Life album, I came across the section on Care of Plants. This is not my forte. I do not have a green thumb and plants tend to wither in my presence. I’m hoping to give DJ a chance to know more about plants. So we’re starting simple with a house plant. We went to the nursery and selected this Peace Lily and the supplies needed to care for it. In addition to being a…

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