Monday, September 8, 2014

Easing In to the Brave Writer Lifestyle~ Enjoying Nature

I recently semi-ditched our English curriculum. Why?

As a writing tutor, writer, and lover of all things English myself, I felt like the clunky textbook too closely resembled something from school. It was dry, uninspiring, and way too methodical. Writing should be messy, experiential, and alive! Shouldn't it?

I'd been toying with the idea of leaping over to Brave Writer. Reading through Julie Bogart's blog, I heard her speaking to the writer, not the teacher who must dismantle the process of writing for students.

Last week, I cleared Wednesday afternoon for a recommended Afternoon Movie. We watched Honey, I Shrunk the Children and just. talked. Just enjoyed the story, the plot, the characters.

This week, I'm slipping in some more BW habits, like Enjoying Nature, Poetry Teatime Tuesdays, and Friday Freewrites (among other things).

Today, we enjoyed nature by transplanting our reading time outdoors at a park. I also created some alphabet stones for Spelling Power practice this morning.

Why I homeschool.



Discovering Anne Frank.

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