Ancora Imparo - I am still learning

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Taliesin and Nathanael finished almost every lapbook I ordered for them a few months ago (save one that will be better to do outside this spring), so I had to order some new ones (per Taliesin's request). Their first project is ancient India. As you can tell, they're having lots of fun being creative with it!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thoughts on the Past Month

I have a lot of pictures to post here from the past month. Daycare takes so much more time than I had expected. LOL I need to get better at updating my blog.

This past month, we have had Valentine's celebrations, a Mardi Gras parade (and a king cake, too), theatre, lots of lapbooking, and things that I cannot even remember. And while all these things are wonderful, I have to say that last night is probably the experience that makes me proudest.

Taliesin's karate school is taking part in a fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Taliesin loves to do fundraising and signed up. We were talking last night about the good things that St. Jude does to help children and their families. We talked about how a lot of times parents do not have the money to pay for the treatments that their children need, and that St. Jude will provide care free of charge. We talked about how that is where the money that he collects will go. Taliesin was listening intently and then asked, "Do you think they need toys? Maybe we could send some toys to St. Jude for the kids who stay there." I have tears in my eyes as I write this. Taliesin has so much caring in his heart that he wanted to do even more than is required of the fundraiser.

Taliesin loves to sew. Last night, we e-mailed St. Jude to ask if Taliesin were to sew some teddy bears, would we be able to send them to be distributed to some of the children in the hospital. We were also thinking maybe we could pick up some extra books here and there and send them with the teddy bears.

While there is a lot to be proud of in our everyday adventures homeschooling/unschooling, perhaps the best moments are when we see that our children really do care about others.