For a while now, I've enjoyed reading about what Elizabeth Foss, author of Real Learning, does in her home. She provides booklists and ideas for a gentle approach to home education in the home. Now, she is providing a forum for us to encourage one another in this endeavor.
I've been busily planning the school year that never ends. Well, it sort of does. We school year round because we take many small breaks throughout the year. It works for us very well because the kids don't get into the no school for 3 months rut which turns into meltdown city when we do start school (especially my autistic son). It can be wearying and makes planning a bit difficult because I don't have non-school day times to work on it.
I'd like to say that's why my blogging has been sporadic, but let's face it, it's always been sporadic. I am doing something though this year that's very unlike me. I'm ditching my plans for history and going with Serendipity's plans for American History. My children, after a visit to Gettysburg (and the great explanation of said location by my history buff husband), are fascinated by the history of this great nation. So, we're veering off on a year long rabbit trail of sorts. I hope to chronicle that here.