Sometimes, a Calvert lesson is so timely that it has to cross grade level boundaries. My second grader and I have been arguing the virtues of hand-washing all summer. Today, Duncan, my seventh grader, had an activity that made those virtues so easy to understand for ALL of us. I wanted to share it with [...]
Today (Day 3) we are spending a little time in the beautiful haven of Seabrook Island, SC. These barrier islands have a rich and varied history, and Seabrook is especially well known as a sea turtle sanctuary (more on that in a later post). On our way out here, we saw several island women engaged [...]
Our second day of adventuring found us driving past the famous “South of the Border” on I-95 South. This place sort of does a take on the old Burmashave signs, but its most distinct feature is the water tower that looks like a Mexican sombrero: http://www.thesouthoftheborder.com/ We also stopped at a rest stop for a [...]
Traveling while creating homeschool educational experiences.
My middle daughter called this week. She is a homeschool graduate, away at her first year of college and in the midst of an interview process for a n RA position at the college. In her interview she was asked: “What singular event in your life has made you the person you are today?” I [...]
Several years ago, my eldest son announced at dinner that he had decided that he had all the education he needed – he was in 5th grade. While I choked on my food, my husband calmly asked him what he then intended to do with his life. Lucas blithely replied that he intended to be [...]