Monday, August 31, 2009
I looked at the name this morning & thought, isn't that what happens with homeschooling every day - gathering memories as they learn?
Hope your week is amazing!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
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Sunday, August 16, 2009
While researching for a new and top-secret product line [:D] , I came across this quote from a letter written by Laura Ingalls Wilder: "Today our way of living and our schools are much different. It has been many years since I beat eggs with a fork, or cleaned a kerosene lamp; many things have made living and learning easier. But the real things haven't changed; they can never change… Great improvements in living have been made because every American has been free to pursue his happiness, and so as long as Americans are free they will continue to make our country even more wonderful." When reading her writing, it made me think of how much has changed in homeschooling and technology in the past decade. HUGE changes! The changes that have come about in this decade can also be attributed to Americans being free to pursue individual happiness. Interesting how that theme of freedom keeps rising to the top in many areas of our lives these days. Blessings, Amanda B. Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett www.unitstudy.com
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Last day of the $10 Back to School Sale! For those of you that bought 3 or more studies, your Dogs Unit Study will ship in September - hurray! Thanks to all who have participated so far - packing and shipping here in my corner of the Appalachians, and praying for all of you as I work. YOU are special!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Whew - busy times here! Shipping as fast as we can - thanks for your
Saturday, August 1, 2009
This week brings the start of the World's Longest Yard Sale here in the valley - the Highway 127 Garage Sale
Fun and amazing stuff to be found, but makes moving through town difficult for tractors and regular folks! Wish you all could be here to find some great unit study projects!
What would you look for if you were here? Here's a list of some of my favorites:
Clear storage tubs
Building blocks of all kinds (always adding to our collection - fave of kids who come to visit!)
World globes (under $1 each if you keep watching)
Clear vases, boxes, and other good vessels for growing seeds plented along the walls of the vessel - so that the kids can watch the plant go from seed to rooted plant
Old computers, electrical appliances, keyboards, etc - for kids to dismantle with adult supervision - hands on learning
Fun cookbooks for kids - many printed years ago for teaching kids in the kitchen
Quart canning jars to use for "Gifts in a Jar" creations for Thanksgiving and Holiday Gifts. Our favorite recipe? Friendship Soup Mix!
OK, enough of my list - what would yours contain?