I JUST HOPPED ON THE WALKER AND MY LEFT FOOT ALL THE WAY FROM MY RECLINER TO MY BED! That is a good 25 ft and I am very proud. I had to work myself up to this, battling rheumatoid arthritis damage in the joints that I need to get around with a broken leg. … More My goals are small but I am mighty
Then Friday, I went up on a walk with the dogs and the spouse and the kid, and about 20 minutes into our walk I stepped down a little uneven spot so I can sit down, felt my left foot roll on a tiny rock, tried to slide my right foot forward so that I … More Until Friday, I had only ever broken toes.
I live on a very multicultural tiny court, with eight houses and among the eight houses there are about 10 different ethnic or cultural groups represented. The street matriarch is an elderly woman, who came from Vietnam as a refugee in the late 70s, but is of Chinese descent and culture. As soon as she … More I can’t do it alone
One of our kid’s biggest issues is what’s called, these days, gifted asynchrony. In public school, he was immensely frustrated at the pressure to keep up in areas in which he struggled — specifically reading and writing — while being bored to literal tears in areas in which he excelled — specifically science and math. … More writing will come
My dilemma? I need to be better organized. And I am not. We do a lot of learning-by-doing in this household, and that’s awesome, but because we’re using a public charter umbrella school this year, I need to document learning. This can be all digital, and can be as simple as taking photos and inserting … More #homeschool documentation dilemma
https://youtu.be/NwoohzjscHY <- Neil deGrasse Tyson speech. (I’ll edit this to embed it soon) Tyson’s ultimate point in this video is one of the big reasons I wanted to do Owen’s education mostly at home. In kindergarten there was a lot of emphasis on “right” more than “try again” or “did you look at it this … More Knowledge vs. Thinking ( #homeschool )
I love our new nature journaling book but out of curiosity: Can red-green colorblind folks read the words at all, especially on the left? It’s not low-vision-friendly to be sure, but I think most color-blind folks I’ve known would struggle with the text on the left page. Input? Otherwise the book is awesome, if, like … More Input needed from red-grn colorblind folks plz thx