Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summer stats.

We love Triple A baseball, which in addition to being fun and relaxing is also a great way to keep the mind limber over the summer....you can keep a scorecard, learn the strategy of the game, and begin to grasp statistics.

Jack Cassel of the Round Round Express signed a game used ball right at the sweet spot. Players in the minor league are very approachable, pleasant folks...maybe the big ego comes with the big league.

Friday, June 6, 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia. All of them!

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Horse and His Boy
The Magician's Nephew
The Last Battle

As an end to her homeschool year, E. finished the complete Chronicles of Narnia. Here is a fine HarpersCollins reading guide to the entire series.

Here are some good reading comprehension quizzes; you can choose the level of difficulty. You might also want to take a look at this interesting piece by Adam Gopnik in the New Yorker. And from Salon, a look by writer Laura Miller at why she thinks The Land of Oz is quite a bit less compelling than Narnia.

To all of you who homeschool and unschool your kids, have a wonderful summer! We'll certainly be updating this site as we proceed through June, July and August 2008, but this is the last day of our school-year program. Best wishes to all.