Sunday, December 19, 2010

Six-Word Saturday: 12 Teves, 5771

Why the weird dates? Click here to find out! 

Why stop now?  On beyond zebra!

My “thought” over Shabbos was WHY STOP JUST WHEN IT’S GETTING GOOD?

Funny thing… I did a lot of homeschool reading a few years ago, convinced myself, and have read almost none since.  But I checked out a few library books on Thursday, including Susan Wise Bauer’s The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, and it’s been very encouraging.

Most parents only get the “thrill” of taking care of their baby’s body needs – changing, feeding, sleeping.  Once they have the basic physical routines down, they turn them over to professionals for the “real” part of their lives.

But guess what?  Educating your kids is a ton more interesting, more fun, more rewarding and more REAL than wiping their tushies.

Some days, the good days, I cannot believe anybody would give up this pleasure.

In Dr. Seuss’s On Beyond Zebra, he presents a radical new alphabet just waiting for anyone who dares to wonder what letter comes AFTER z (which I pronounce “zed” – so there!). 

Most people are not so adventurous… homeschoolers are.