It may not tickle your kids. T is an info-maniac. When we discovered that Nat Geo has a Weird But True app for kids, I bought it for T and downloaded it to the iPod he inherited from one of his teen siblings. Lots of vivid colors, cool fonts and interesting graphics.
Want to take notes, want to write it all down, want to let it change me. An image of a tree dusted in snow, its branches still, somehow, laden wonderfarm writing a cover red apples. Kate Moses was the author of Wintering.
These were essays collected from the Salon column of the same name, which Moses and Peri co-founded in the late 90s. When the collection was published inI bought the hardback and scarfed it down. I was trying to write mothering essays of my own and there were few forums for that sort of writing at the time.
There was no Literary Mama.
There was no Brain, Child. It was hard to find the models I was hungry for. Lake and sky vast and open. I never had that teacher who took a special interest in me, listened to what I liked to do, advised me on how I might proceed. Why did I believe that English majors needed to be previously published?
I envied my English major roommate in college, but figured it was too late for me. I never found a mentor in the psychology department where I majored, or later, when I studied for my teaching credential and was so very into it.
I never found a teacher who offered more than grades and a little encouragement.
I was always a good student. I wanted more for my own kids. Homeschooling seemed like the opposite of anonymous. In January I set out to make the new year better.
I am sorry to inform you… We are unable to offer you…. Reading about a program called Bookgardan: The first applicant, I learned later. Those hills so red in the distance that they looked like the red rocks of Utah.
The sheep that came to welcome us, risking the electric fence for a scratch on the head. The impressionistic green, yellow, orange painting of a window in my little room. The tapestry chair with just enough window light for reading.
And one of his sister at 11 months, lying beside him on her own belly, chin in hand, flipping pages. It had never occurred to me why that image kept coming back to me.
And then it hit me. That was the beginning of them learning to teach themselves. Not waiting for a teacher to tell them what to do. Just what I desired for them. Frittatas, kale salads, pickled peppers, freshly baked bread gilded with nasturtium leaves.
Many ingredients grown there on the farm. A circle of women reading their work aloud, late into the night. The way they leaned toward each other. The way they lingered.
Somehow, in the farmhouse where four of us stayed, I was the one marshaled for my sense of direction. I knew how to weave beside the sheep, to find the trail leading between the clay studio and the house where Mia laid out mats. Gabrielle and I always stopped to chat with our wooly friends on the way back.
Or was it ? Mia at the front of the room, holding her hands open like a lotus blossom, Padma Mudra. Turning and offering each of us grace above muddy waters.want to Write For Us.
wonderslist always encourage new writers. send us your material at our email address and we will contact you back. It allows kids to connect with other sources on a personal level. This same skill will, eventually, help kids write thoughtful and engaging essays, reports and reviews, if they choose to.
It’s a great stepping stone into other nonfiction writing. Making the slides: Originally, I pulled up PowerPoint for T to use. Just a brief intro into our channel and our family and our goals. Thank you so much to all who have come along on our journey already.
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