Sunday, February 1, 2009

Book of Days

I'd like to thank everyone who sent kind emails about Janice, and especially those of you who clicked over and took a look at the blog she kept at the end.

"There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophies." -William Shakespeare

I hope that much is true.


One of the things picking up our spirits around here lately is Blue Yonder's Book of Days. In case you haven't heard about it yet and you too have curious kids who love a good project, let me introduce you:

Aidan's snowflakes 1 web 

One of Aidan's many snowflake drawings

Stefani is a member of my favorite exclusive club---the Momma to Three Boys Club, and writes an inspiring blog about their homeschooling adventures at Blue Yonder. She and her sons have created a monthly downloadable book that includes a recipe, an experiment, and other crafty/inspiring ideas. You can purchase it here. There is a free preview of the activities in February's edition.

Sean's pb snowballs web 

January's snowball recipe

Our egg-periment webRight now our first two months are in a little binder that I imagine will grow throughout the year. I love this opportunity to capture a bit of our year (since I haven't scrapbooked in over a year), and to have the boys reflect on the journal page included.

The Book of Days isn't a curriculum, but a spark, something to get things started.

Stefani has set up a flixr group, which is a great way to offer kids an extended classroom of peers from all over the world. 

 Time has a tendency to move faster than I'd like, and so far, the Book of Days is helping us slow it down a bit, pay more attention, and enjoy these days.

And I love the idea of supporting these three young entrepreneurs:-)

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