Fiber Arts

One of my daughter’s classes this year as a homeschooled high school student is a class I’ve tentatively called “Design and Textiles: Fiber Arts.” Okay, I fess up. I cheated. I didn’t come up with that title completely on my own. Florida’s Department of Education publishes a list of all the course titles that public schools could choose to offer their students. The list is long, as in more than 60 pages long. While I know that I’m not required to use their course titles, Continue reading Fiber Arts


Economics Lessons

I’d worked through lessons on basic economics with my two oldest children. We’d discussed gross income versus net income and profit, learned about expenses and various other topics. I thought they understood because they could rattle back definitions and general explanations when asked.

Then a parent on our homeschool support group’s Board asked if her son could sell, at one of our meetings, some survival bracelets he’d braided. After discussing it, we designated one meeting where all the kids could sell things they’d made. Thus our Kids’ Bazaar was born.

The kids spent a lot of time busily working on a variety of projects. I taught them to make and can kiwi jam and fiery Cowboy Candy. They made candles and Continue reading Economics Lessons