Posts Tagged ‘teach’

Online Course Sale – Ends Tomorrow 1/11/16


10 Jan

Well, I just found out about this, otherwise I would have posted it sooner for everyone. There is a great deal on online courses on this site, where most of them cost just $10 a course, and if you have older kids you might find one, or two, or many courses of value.

http://www.udemy.com

You can read reviews, and even do a preview and check out various videos throughout the course within a given time frame (I think you have 4 minutes or so to go through whatever sections you want.)

They have courses on languages, writing, computer stuff, and more. I haven’t had a whole lot of time to check it out yet, but I definitely will later today.

Anyway, I thought it might help some of you out there. Happy searching. Let us know if you find something you like!

 

*Edited: Sorry, I got the date wrong!

Teaching Macbeth


21 Jan
Books Shakespeare

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Well, it’s that time of year again when we go through a Shakespeare play. So far, in the past couple of years, we’ve done Julius Caesar and Hamlet. I wanted to save Romeo and Juliet for next year, when my son will be in 8th grade, so this year I had to figure out which play to choose.

I’m not overly familiar with all of Shakespeare’s works. The only other three I am familiar with myself are A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which I read and saw performed in 7th grade and HATED, Othello, or The Taming of the Shrew, which just didn’t seem like the right choice for an 11-year-old boy.

I went online to amazon.com as my first resource in choosing which play to use. Maybe, this isn’t the best approach, but with the past plays we’ve done, we’ve used a series called, “Shakespeare on the Double” and I wanted to see which plays they had available. These books are books I really enjoy. They have the Elizabethan English that the plays were written in on one page (the original text), but on the other page they have modern English so that those of us that are Elizabethian-challenged can muddle through Shakespeare’s works. Both my son and I have really enjoyed reading Shakespeare with these, so if it’s not broke, why fix it? (more…)

Manufacturing Day – Friday, October 3, 2014


23 Sep

Have you heard about Manufacturing Day? I hadn’t until this year, but it’s a way for manufacturers to open their doors to put manufacturing on display and work together to discuss the issues involved with their industry. Basically on that day, a lot of manufacturers open their plants for tours, and this is a chance for people to watch the process for whichever local company they feel is an interest to them.

Here is the site:

http://www.mfgday.com/

If you go and click “attend an event” you can then search by location to see what’s available near year, and find out more of the details (such as age requirements, times, what their tour offers, etc.) Various places also offer online tours or events as well.

It could be interesting…and hopefully fun! Check it out!

Back-to-School Supplies on the Way!


05 Jul

Well, here we are at the end of our first week for this new school year already. We didn’t finish our testing at the end of the this past year, so we started this year a week early and here we are! This week was a testing-only week, which was kind of nice because it somewhat eased our transition back to doing schoolwork after our few weeks off. No matter the length of the break, coming back always can be difficult.

My son will be in SIXTH grade this year – Middle School! It’s so hard to believe! And this will be our fifth year of homeschooling!

If you’re anything like me you love the newness of everything for a new year. New curriculum. New supplies. New activities. And, for us, even some new decorations and classroom posters for our school area!

Supplies are hands-down my favorite thing to shop for. I love doing curriculum shopping as well, but a lot of that is done online, so it doesn’t have the same giddiness of pushing a cart through the Back-To-School (BTS) area of a brick-and-mortar store. Notebooks! Pencils! Erasers! Things you didn’t know you even needed! It’s great.

When my son was in the younger elementary grades one of my favorite areas was the $1 section of Target where they’d have various things to add to our teaching. We went today and they’re already stocking it up with school things and clearing their summer area for their BTS section. I’ve got this thing down pat I think.

Our typical school start is the second week of July. This is when Target’s BTS section is a work-in-progress. Some supplies are out. Bins are there but they are empty. Employees sit on the floor with shippers and supplies trying to figure out what goes where. An empty stocking cart or two are hanging around. By the second week most of the supplies are out and I can actually shop! Yay! This is also a great time to shop because NOBODY else is usually there buying stuff yet. Public school here doesn’t start for a least another month, and it will be a week or two before the BTS craziness begins and the aisles are hopping.

Now, be ye warned, (more…)

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