Check out this online reading program. I have just reviewed the introduction and sample videos. Looks really interesting. I am going to see if Dylan enjoys having it as a language choice. Let me know what you think. I really like the real object photos the simple but not childish voice and images. Seems like it would be appropriate for older challenged readers. Not so sure about the Identity image with the bear…info text reads ” It is free, ad-free, and non-profit. It is a project of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. The gentleman who generously paid for Reading Bear also funded WatchKnowLearn.org (which I also designed). Love to see free education!
HumaneEducation.org. This is a site that speaks to my heart. I wonder how I will incorporate these beautiful life lesson plans into our days. Between speech, reading tutor, time for physical activities that build strength like gymanstics, swimming, vision therapy, and our regular homeschool activities and outings, and on going search for a social world that fits, this is most important. The spirit of the child, especially a child with challenges must stay intact and vibrant for him to be able to seek his own path, and be joyful in the face of some challenges and prejudices that may persist throughout his life. How do we balance the lessons to live with the lessons of life and what it is to be human when we are still discovering ourselves? How can we teach or let them teach us when we are struggling to accept, believe fiercely, love unconditionally, teach what is needed, be patient beyond our ability, and remain above the darkness and moving toward a future that though unknown for everyone feels especially uncertain? Maybe if I step back and look in from the outside a bit I will see things more clearly. For now I am grateful for stopping by this mindful and affirming website.
Where: Reed Education Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD (directions available at www.serc.si.edu)
Speaker: Sandy Barnett (www.boxturtlefacts.org)
Requested donation: $25 (tax deductible) payable at the door, see benefit information below
To register: contact Karen McDonald at 443.482.2388
Do you own box turtles, or just want to learn more about them? Have you ever found an injured or sick box turtle and don’t know how to provide emergency care? You’ll find the answers to these and other turtle questions at this workshop.
We will cover indoor and outdoor housing (including special needs housing), hatchling care, nutrition, routine health management, diseases, emergency care of injured and sick specimens, and the proper ways to transport box turtles. Examples of short-term housing for special needs and healthy turtles will be displayed.
SERC Home School. Having so much fun looking for other homeschool sites. It is just encouraging. A wealth of information and experience. This one has links for science, and some helpful downloads. Enjoy.
I hope to explore this with DYlan next week. The timeline of life is presented in a very visual and systematic way with photographic images that help the visual learner. Questions and activities along the way. Explorations Through Time.