My First Book of Explorations – Sample Pages

This is the book form of how my son likes to learn best: to get a nudge that inspires open-ended learning. There are a few ways to do this presented here:

  • We loved the Letterboard Challenge activity, where we brainstormed people, places, animals, food, and other topics that began with the same letter and then spent a week or so exploring them. Every letter gets a 2-page spread here, with over 30 ideas to get started with, or room to come up with your own.
  • Over a dozen topics, from life skills to charities and math to careers, are presented with a few questions to think about and space to write or draw anything that makes an impression.
  • Another handful of subjects, such as animals and space, are even more open-ended, with one page for documenting what’s been learned and another with which to get creative.
  • Sprinkled throughout the book are pages to consider people they know that inspire them or have outstanding traits and what can be learned from them.
  • Lastly, there are four pages for kids to explore and express themselves and what makes them wonderfully unique.

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Who am I? Foremost, the lucky momma of an amazing boy. To be perfectly honest, I am less his teacher than he is my inspiration - I have learned at least as much from him in the last eight years as he has from me. I am an old-timer at heart; I'd rather live on a farm, garden, crochet, and raise my kid out in the sun than anything else. I'm a bit of a technological dinosaur, more geared toward life where you can get your hands dirty and have some fun exploring, learning, and growing. I'm a homeschooled, homeschooling single parent with a passion for my son, nature, and the simple life. I am not here to pretend I know it all or lay out the research or provide a step-by-step game plan. I hope to encourage and inspire families to join in the journey of learning together - and have the fun that life is supposed to be made of along the way. Happy exploring!

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