Did you love the Little House on the Prairie? I did growing up. I wanted to roll down a hill of tall wheat for the longest time until I realized their were probably bugs all up in there. Ewwww, still this city girl is getting country-fied a bit. Oh I have proof, this mama's been chopping wood, making soap, homemade deodorant, sewing, and crocheting all in a little over a year of moving out to the COUNTRY. I don't flinch every time a wasp flies close, a little too close and I'll still scream but believe me, it's a huge improvement.
So you wanted proof here you go...
|cowgirl boots, an ax, and some wood = crazy addicting workout|
I really feel like a terrible mom some times. Why, because I have yet to fall into a steady schooling schedule. So Back to basics yet again. Any given day school starts whenever o'clock. The goal is by 1pm but sometimes it 3pm and runs for a good few hours. I guess the idea of dependents looking to me for answers freaks me out.
The reason I brought up the Little House on the Prairie is to bring back the idea of the one room school. First off I love this picture because everything is soooo organized. Secondly I'm in love with the pot bellied stove in the middle of the room.
Notable students of one-room schools were:
Former President Herbert Hoover
Alan B. Shepard, Jr. The first American in space and one of only twelve astronauts to have walked on the moon
Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia co-founder (I love that site - seeing how I got this info)
Laura Ingalls Wilder, speaking of Little House on the Prairie!
In Elementary my class visited Rose Hill, a local one-room school house dedicated to preserving and teaching about the days of old. I LOVED it, I guess you could say the experience never really left me. I felt like I traveled back in time to a place when things at least seemed simpler, like I was little Laura in a dream. I wore a long dress, packed a lunch of biscuit and apple sauce. Everything we did that day was as close as I've ever been to that era. I've got a picture somewhere I wanted to post but couldn't find it. I'd love to take my kids for a school trip once their old enough.
I've got 6, 4, and 2 school age. I'm getting a big confused as how to run things. Curriculum stretches from preschool to 2nd grade. If you have tiny tots and homeschooling older kids I recently read a great concept over at 1+1+1=1 about handling tiny ones just beginning the homeschooling journey.
|can't leave the little guy out, or that other guy .)|
Our current concentration is on the Three R's: Arithmetic, Writing, and Reading. Progress reports coming soon.