Best age to learn a second language?

What is the best age for children to start learning a second language?  This debate has been going on for years.  Honestly, you are the only one that can answer that question.  The experts say that every child should learn a foreign language because it improves their skills and grades in math and English and can improve entrance exam scores. You need to start teaching your child a foreign language when your child is ready.  Most ‘normal’ Continue reading

Random France questions

The girls finished the 3 projects I gave them on France.  This time they had to answer random question that I came up with about France.  I was thinking it would teach them how to look up stuff on the internet and find the answers.  I believe it’s one of the most valuable skills kids can learn, I am not so concerned about memorizing dates, names and events, because they find what they are looking for Continue reading

make a craft – fairy garden

make a craft – fairy garden The girls wanted to make a craft so they did a  3-D Fairy Garden they got from Santa.  It took two days but they colored all the animals and fairies.  The girls had so much fun making the fairies and set up thier fairy garden.    We are going to see “Big Miracle” movie tomorrow so I made the girls find 5 facts about whales.  I also got the girls to Continue reading

What would do if they won a million dollars? Unschool Question

I love starting the day by asking a question. Today’s Unschool question: What would do if they won a million dollars? Asking a question is always a great way to start the day. It gets the kids thinking and exploring all sorts of ideas, asking even more questions, and gets them thinking. Unschooling is about exploring ideas and learning all the time. Math and money After breakfast, we did a little math. McKenzey made another Continue reading

French math

This morning both girls got right up and did their French and math. We are starting over taking French using Rosetta Stone and hopefully this time we will stick with it. Both girls did math using Khan academy. McKenzey did two classes on negative numbers and Belle did a class on adding 100 numbers (example 487+ 596) Then both girls watched a really neat video about the heart. Bill Nye the science guy is so Continue reading

Christmas around – world

Since we haven’t done anything for the last couple days, mainly because I haven’t felt like it. I decided we would look up how different kids all over the world celebrated Christmas. I thought everyone else would enjoy it so I include some of the facts we found. We did however manage to watch all three Santa movies. So here are the top 25 thing we remember about the Santa movies and what we found Continue reading