04 Oct

Core studies for 3rd grade home education (writing, math, history)

This year I’m starting off with curriculum that I’m more excited about than last year. I feel like it’s closer to challenging my son than just giving him what’s standard for his age – which was one of our major reasons for homeschooling in the first place.

  1. IEW writing intensive & teaching writing: structure and style
  2. Beast math

Everything else is loose. We’re reading

01 Oct

Ireland study, home education

I’m preparing to study Ireland. Here are the resources I’ve found so far. Please comment and add resources!

  1. Pandora – Irish music
  2. we’re adding a UK clock to our clock wall (central time +6)
  3. Netflix: Ireland’s Wild River
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3r9bOkYW9s – history of English, some adult content and language.
  5. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/search/search_results.html?x=0&y=0&q=ireland

De Vere – The Legends of St Patrick (http://books.google.com/books?id=7Js-AAAAIAAJ)

Irish Folk and Fairy Tales
O’Sheridan – Gaelic Folktales (https://archive.org/details/gaelicfolktaless00osheiala)
Strahan – Irish Fairytales, Folklore, and Legends (http://books.google.com/books?id=vFsKAAAAIAAJ)
Tibbets – Folk-lore and Legends: Ireland (http://books.google.com/books?id=kokvAAAAYAAJ)


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