I talk a lot about “learning as a lifestyle for a lifetime.”
I practice that even more! These last three weeks have been a perfect example. (You may have noticed I skipped a few posts!) Here’s what I’ve been doing:
- Learning a streamlined bookkeeping system that will keep the business end of things running more efficiently.
- Developing a series of online presentations based on my four most popular speaking topics.
- Designing covers for 5 books to be published in series.
- Writing a series of 4 short ebooks based on the notes from those frequently requested topics.
- Compiling those short books into one omnibus Homeschool Parents’ How-To Handbook.
- Preparing an all-online version of Discover Texas to launch this summer!
The all-online course is becoming necessary as more and more computers do not come equipped with disk drives. There’s simply too much information in Discover Texas to be delivered by any other means…and that’s a GOOD thing! 🙂
In addition, I’m…
- Writing a NEW course!
Discover America will use the same hands-on, age-integrated, higher-level thinking approach as Discover Texas.
Discover America is a United States Geography program with an overview of history built in as we focus on regions in chronological order of statehood. Students will discover what’s great about each state–sites of interest, climate, plant and animal life as well as cultural history and economic development. They’ll build a scrapbook/binder to keep track of print-out maps and other information they learn. They’ll also have an opportunity to connect with each state’s tourist bureau and join a members-only Facebook page where they can chat with other homeschooled students around the country. A special recipe section will give students a taste of each region’s special foods, and an activity section will provide suggestions for books, games, videos, and crafts related to what they’re learning. Like the new online course version of Discover Texas, you will be able to access the course immediately and as often as you like using a password you set yourself.
Everything we do is designed to help parents guide their children in learning one adventure after another so the children will learn how to learn as a lifestyle for a lifetime!
P. S.–If you’d like to catch up with this month’s birthdays, I’ll be filling in the back-dated blogs this week to catch up on our “Happy Birthday” series. 🙂