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& successes of life, running, writing, urban farming,
& home schooling in these crazy modern days.
Life is our classroom.
One of the very best qualities of home schooling for me is the unplanned unit study.For example our unit on Lies, I certainly didn’t set out to do a unit on lying. What I thought I was doing was reading a Brainteaser interactive book that my mother-in-law tossed our way True Lies, 18 Tales For You To Judge told by George Shannon.(Beach loves this book so much I need to find more!)
Meanwhile back in American history I thought ‘oh this looks cultural and historic’ Whoppers Tall Tales and Other Lies Collected from American Folklore by Alvin Schwartz I read the America Folklore part of the title and figured we’d run into Jonny Appleseed and Paul Bunion.I set this book with Abe Lincoln’s Hat, 50 States, and the U.S. President, sort of funny now that I think about it.
Yesterday sitting in the hot tub rereading (one of the other nice things about home schooling, location!) True Lies I decided to fetched Whoppers.I thought it was a good transition from lying to tall tales and a back door into history but boy was I wrong.It was the gemstone of the lying unit.
Okay then with the Lying Unit checked off our list what next? That’s the beauty of it, I have absolutely no idea...