Well, back to the grindstone. Or is it the drawing board? Whatever, it's back to work for me, which isn't a bad thing since I love my job as a homeschooling mom/wife/artist. What's not to love? Oh sure, the hours are long...neverending, really. And the pay's not great. But the fringe benefits are out of this world: setting our own schedule (Not having to get everyone up and rush out the door every morning to get to school on time seals the deal for me), snuggling on the couch with a pile of good books, the kids begging me to please read one more chapter!!, free afternoons to journal or paint or nap, time to ramble on and on here with you...I am one lucky lady, it's true.
After spending over a year on Ancient Egypt we've moved onto studying Ancient Greece which I couldn't possibly love more. And there are some tremendous free resources out there that have made our days so much more fun, you know, a little variety goes a long way. Just in case you're in the mood to brush up on your ancient history, here are a few of our favorite sites:
-BBC's Primary History on Ancient Greece. A fun, interactive supplement to our reading. I love the photos and fun facts, the kids love the Greek Hero game. We'll definitely be using this this site when we move on to Ancient Rome next year. For elementary levels.
-The British Museum on Ancient Greece. Fabulous resource using images of real historical objects with fun, interactive graphics. Combines elements of story, historical facts and challenging games to make history come alive. Great for all ages.
Lots of time spent in this newest journal. I feel as if I'm rushing headlong into finishing it, which I am not at all ready for, but I can't seem to keep myself away from it. Many of the pages are not at all favorites of mine. Some I don't even like. But I'll keep tweaking and sharing and learning. That's the whole point, isn't it?