Today was a complete wash in some ways and very productive in others. I was planning to do some more house cleaning and purging, as I've been doing all summer, but got totally sidetracked.
I finally pinned my kids down and asked them what time period they'd like to start with this coming school year. I pulled out our Usborne Encyclopedia of World History and thumbed through the 4 time periods. My son (9) immediately said "prehistoric", and that he wanted to study dinosaurs again. Oh yay. Prehistory is NOT my favorite time period!
Asked my daughter (13.5) what she thought and she said she agreed. They both went on to show me all the pics of the weird creatures that they will get to learn about. They're excited!
We've done prehistory and evolution and creation stories before...but it was awhile ago. So, interesting, this is what they want.
So I wasn't excited, but went straight away to the Secular Charlotte Mason Yahoogroup to search for book recommendations. Found a TON!!! And not only that, but I found lots of books on people like Darwin and other people who made prehistoric discoveries, and now I'm excited! There's some cool ideas in here! This could be fun!
So my house didn't get any cleaner, but I got a head start on research for our upcoming school year and I'm excited! I spent hours copying/pasting book recommendations and links. So cool!