After a shaky start to the week, the moms finally get together and chat about how their first week of schooling went, finding balance between being out exploring and being home, and all about Tidal Homeschooling.
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History Odyssey Timelines (new timelines the moms mention)
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Great podcast as usual guys!
So funny that you should mention that parents read through graphic novels before presenting them to their kids. We borrow graphic novels from the library and sure enough, they were all together in the children’s room. My son borrowed some Dragon Ball Z books (manga) and one day while driving asks me, “Mom, what are boobs?” I nearly drove off the road!!! So i confiscated the stacks of Dragon Ball Z books he had borrowed and read through. Way, way too racy for a 7 year old and I believe they should have been labelled “young adult” and should have been in that section. I was honestly shocked that the books were in the children’s room alongside comics like Peanuts. Anyway, that taught me to read through graphic novels–especially manga before I let him read them.
Such great ideas for using graphic novels in our homeschool! Thanks!!
Oh, and I will try to call and leave the pronunciation of my name. Phonetically, it is Chee-noh-nyay-ray-m. Most folks just call me Chi-Chi though. 🙂
I enjoyed listening to this weeks podcast!!
On the note of comics -have you heard of Chester Comix?? I’ve been rather intrigued about them and might use them once we hit American History (we’re in the Middle Ages right now). Here’s a link to check them out: http://www.chestercomix.com/comix-with-content/ they really look neat! Fun and educational 🙂
Looking forward to your next podcast!
Once again I’m so happy that y’all are letting us into what your real homeschooling experience is like, and thanks so much for sharing about Tidal Schooling. I follow a bit of this approach as well, we’ll have a couple of weeks of incredibly structured homeschool time, reading, writing, arithmetic, the whole shebang, and then we’ll have a couple of weeks of exploring, and doing crafts, and real world learning, and then we’ll get back to the grindstone again. It seems to work well for us, but I always experience incredible amounts of guilt during both phases of our learning, when we’re in our structured phase I feel bad that I don’t have the confidence in myself to unschool all of the time, and when we’re in our more relaxed phase I’m always concerned that there isn’t enough “real learning” happening. It’s a hard balance to strike and one that I’ve been working on for 6 years now. Thanks so much for reaffirming that I’m not the only one that teaches like this.