What's Working Now

What’s Working Right Now: Loop Schedules

This post is part of the What's Working Right Now series, a series that attempts to give quick, practical tips for real-life homeschooling problems that can be adapted to fit in wherever it will make life easier.  The Problem: I am stuck right in the middle of a lot of homeschooling philosophies. I can't quite get… Continue reading What’s Working Right Now: Loop Schedules

Philosophy

How Much Should We Compromise? (Philosophy Activity for Young Children)

This is another activity that I tried with my co-op philosophy class with kids ages 6-10. (We also asked What Does it Mean to Be Free? and Why Do We Need Rules?) This activity starts with a reading of the book Elmer by David McKee and then moves onto an exploration of flexible thinking using some common household… Continue reading How Much Should We Compromise? (Philosophy Activity for Young Children)

Philosophy

Do We Need Rules? (Philosophy Activity for Young Kids)

This is another activity that I tried with my co-op philosophy class with kids ages 6-10. (We also asked What Does it Mean to Be Free?) The books we use come from suggestions at the Center for Philosophy for Children, and then I add some hands-on activities to make them hold the interest of a young… Continue reading Do We Need Rules? (Philosophy Activity for Young Kids)

Philosophy

What Does it Mean to Be Free? Philosophy Activity for Young Kids

I'm teaching a co-op class that explores philosophy through children's literature right now, and I'm really enjoying it. The kids trend at the younger end of the class range, and I have mostly 6- and 7-year-olds. I used the Center for Philosophy for Children resources from the University of Washington to get ideas for the… Continue reading What Does it Mean to Be Free? Philosophy Activity for Young Kids

Process

Introduction Part 2: With Humanity

The tagline for this site is "Homeschooling the humanities with humanity." In my first blog post, I examined what I meant by "homeschooling the humanities" and why it was important to me, something that I will be exploring in depth through assignments, projects, readings, and discussions on this site. For Part 2 of the introduction,… Continue reading Introduction Part 2: With Humanity