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Cuneiform {Story of the World}

Homeschooling today included: listening to our chapter out of Story of the World, learning about cuneiform and hieroglyphics and making our own cuneiform tablets.homeschool, homeschool blog, large family, large family blog, story of the world, hands-on homeschooling homeschool, homeschool blog, large family, large family blog, story of the world, hands-on homeschooling

Do you see that floor mat designed for a rolling chair? It works perfectly for giving us a firm, flat surface for our homeschooling. We use it for puzzles, painting,  building and coloring. homeschool, homeschool blog, large family, large family blog, story of the world, hands-on homeschoolinghomeschool, homeschool blog, large family, large family blog, story of the world, hands-on homeschooling homeschool, homeschool blog, large family, large family blog, story of the world, hands-on homeschooling

Enoch worked away on his Key to Algebra… homeschool, homeschool blog, large family, large family blog, story of the world, hands-on homeschoolingUntil he was drawn in by the fun of cuneiform!

This is my second time through Story of the World. We began it the first time in 2006 or 2007. We made it through all four volumes and the kids loved it. It was always my plan to work our way through it again, once the we finished. The younger kids participated as much as toddlers and preschoolers can, but are loving it even more this time. So many happy memories of homeschooling, and now I have the opportunity to build more, with my younger crew.

 

8 Comments

  1. Melpub

    This looks wonderful. I do some homeschooling informally–my children are in German schools, which naturally don’t teach American folk songs, folk tales, history, etc . . . I was always fascinated by the Summerhill school model, although in practice it doesn’t always seem to work with my kids.

  2. Mary

    Thanks to your previous posts, I am now using Story of the World and Life of Fred. We love them! Thanks for posting about what works. The tips are invaluable. We’ve been in volume 1 for about 3 years now. I keep getting sidetracked by larger books about whatever chapter we’re covering. I’m trying to limit myself to 3 smaller books per chapter, but when I come across a fantastic re-telling of Herodotus… I just can’t say no!

    • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      I am so glad, Mary! It was a blog reader who first told me about Life of Fred. In fact, I am working on a Life of Fred post right now.

  3. Jess Guest

    Love Story of the World. I have fond memories of building a “Peacock Throne” when we were staying interstate waiting between surgeries. Quite a bit of our homeschooling involves a feeding tube on the sidelines as well 🙂

    • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      That is encouraging to hear, Jess! Balancing tube-feeding and homeschooling can be a challenge. Glad to know I’m not alone.

  4. Rachel

    I was just discussing history curriculum with my husband tonight. My two older kids will finish up their 4th year of SOTW at the end of this year. I’m debating between going through SOTW again (which would be nice b/c my youngest could start his first round of it along with them) or doing something new. What have you done to make it more challenging for your older kids this time around?

    • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      Rachel, I haven’t had to make anything more challenging, because the kids I am currently doing SOTW with were toddlers and babies last time we did this. Adalia and Judah are at the community college and Tilly and Enoch work pretty independently. Kalina is doing it for a second time, but with her hearing loss, she has missed a lot over the years. If I were doing it with my older kids, I would simply assign age appropriate books and writing assigments. And definitely have them do a research project. Best of luck!

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