Rote Memorization

Homeschooling Hints posts this article on the value on rote memorization. It's something that I plan to do with Justin, so this article I found helpful.

I liked this paragraph
Another reason we have all but abandoned memorization in schools is today's overly entertained society. I'm all for making learning fun, but life is not just one big game. Children need to learn to do things that are difficult for the sense of accomplishment that it brings. This fosters a good work ethic and also teaches them to persevere in their personal relationships. Giving praise and rewards along the way will encourage them when they do not always see the bigger picture.

A Country Fair

I think this is a neat idea, to organize a country fair (not a fall fair, a country fair) with other homeschoolers in order to learn about different countries of the world.

I found this idea at A Child's Geography.


How to do good research.

A new to me blog, called the Success Files, has a well-laid out post on doing good research. The post is called Finders Keepers.

Should check out the rest of the blog. Looks like a rather informative one.