Educational Philosophy

Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.

~ John Dewey

Our simple educational philosphy: we learn as we live and we celebrate what we learn!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

September Update

We are enjoying ourselves! We have learned a few things so far: 1) We cannot accomplish as much as we'd like to in one day, 2) We need to adjust our expectations and go with the flow a bit, and 3) All of this is okay and part of our experiment!

The girls continue to study Spanish and Italian. Please send emails or postcards with notes in these languages if you have time! We have played I Spy in Spanish and Spanish Scrabble. We hope a friend travelling to Italy will bring back Italian Scrabble for us as well!

We are still studying early America, Osteoporosis, and Algebra I as well. We have found that social studies and science are going more slowly than expected because we keep getting side tracked, but we are having fun in the process! Sometimes the geography lessons and SAT practice problems get pushed aside, but we are still learning every day.

The girls continue to play soccer. They have played many positions this Fall: offensive center mid, defensive center mid, right mid, left mid, right back, left back, and goalie. They are also swimming and expect to go to a meet some time in November.

T started fashion design this week and H will start cooking classes soon. They are both taking art lessons. Pictures of their art will be posted to the blog.

Here are some of the girls' observations to date: H says, "I think it is kind of funny that we call our homework homework because we do everything at home!" She adds, "One nice part is that when you are done, you're not really done, you can just keep going on next week's stuff!" T observes, "It is funny that we never really finish anything -- we just move on and on. Soon it will just be next year!" And, "I like choosing what to do and when I want to do it, especially with Math (I don't like it much!)"

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