Math: Life of Fred?

Math: Life of Fred?

One of our choices for math this year was Life of Fred. Really we are using a few things, but we all love math! We have the Art of Problem solving (Prealgebra), the Go Math 6th grade book that the local school uses – (we have the 7th-grade book also), and we are...

Planning Curriculum

I just saw in an email that curriculum materials are the new toilet paper… Luckily we had started early. No matter what we do though I’ll second guess my decisions. We know we definitely want something secular, and we were hoping to follow the common core...
Puzzle and Visual Skills

Puzzle and Visual Skills

Growing up my family did a lot of puzzles. There was always a puzzle on a card table sitting out in a room that we could drop past and spend a few minutes or several minutes to give it some time putting it together. Recently a friend posted a puzzle board that had...
What is Autism?  I keep hearing about it.

What is Autism? I keep hearing about it.

Every so often I get asked “What is autism? I keep hearing about” – and it frequently includes a family member (child) that they think has it. – Well first off knowing someone is autistic isn’t going to change the person. It may change...