what we do

a Key Note: a musical education

As I sip this non-fat decaf cappuccino (also known as flavoured water) and attempt eating just HALF of this delectable haystack, I relish in listening to the ukulele sextet playing outside my coffee shop booth. Possibly there is nothing more reminiscent of palm trees and margaritas, hammocks and luaus, than a ukulele strumming Aloha ‘Oe. Yup, right … Continue reading

philosophy / stuff that makes me think / what I've learned

if you can dream it–curiosity, the staple to an education

“If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it”. William Arthur Ward Two guys played in their garage tinkering with computer stuff for years. Sounds like a lot of kids these days. Can’t says I’m letting my kids become computer geniuses–that’d be a different blog about … Continue reading

reading, writing, rithmetic / self-directed learning

just write, they say…

Is it really necessary to teach kids the mechanics of writing? You might not be surprised that I’d say yes. I kind of value writing. It’s a means of creative expression, of connecting, of encouraging. It’s certainly a means of learning what I think, and why I think what I think, and being fearless in expressing … Continue reading

daily life

you know you’re a homeschooler when…

1. Someone yells, “Dad, Zachary shooted a bullet at my back“!!! And dad responds: “You mean shot…” Half minute later, “Oh, that’s too bad“. 2. You’re sharing your sensory-enhanced sentences with one another in the bathroom while the ‘teacher’ is flat ironing her hair. 3. You purchase chemistry experiment ingredients–that you later eat for dinner … Continue reading