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If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. ~ Adlai Stevenson

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Two Post Tuesday: Hodgepodge...

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Isn't "hodgepodge" a great word? Always makes me think of hedgehogs for some reason. And then I think of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle...

Anyhow, I have decided for the moment that hodgepodge (i.e. mixture, mishmash, heterogeneous mixture, patchwork) best describes our homeschooling. Too many people use "eclectic" now!

So yesterday, I read Wendy's post on her current interest-led experimentation. I then printed out a list of all the Landmark and World Landmark books (here's a handy-dandy pdf, with all the tiles in chronological order!), printed out a list of all Bill Nye's videos, and headed home to look for a book I've been promising The Boy we would read, someday. Someday became yesterday, as we read the first two chapters of The Early Days of Automobiles! And I ordered a book on Africa for The Girl (which I'll bet The Boy will listen to as well). I told the kids they can take turns picking books and videos, and we can go from there.

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Yes, I am throwing all caution to the wind! Take that, chronological history and orderly science! At least for the rest of this year! We'll still hit the basics (you know, the "three R's") everyday, but art, music, science, history, are on the what-if spectrum.

I bet I'll learn just as much as my kids do from this!

1 comment :

  1. Best of luck and have fun! So far we're having a great time.

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