Monthly Archive: June 2012

The Homeschooler’s Speekee Adventure – 23

The Homeschooler’s Speekee Adventure – 23

Week 23 My children are still visiting the market this week.  They are learning more fruit and vegetable names and practicing their counting.  Since one of the exercises involved pretend play of counting eggs,...

The Homeschooler’s Speekee Adventure – 22

The Homeschooler’s Speekee Adventure – 22

Week 22 Week 22 of our 40 week journey finds us still visiting the market, with its yummy fruits and vegetables. Through role-playing a Dino and Lupi sketch, we were able to review some...

The Homeschooler’s Speekee Adventure – 21

The Homeschooler’s Speekee Adventure – 21

Week 21 Week 21 finds us at the market or el mercado, if you speak Spanish. This week focused on counting, colors, and fruits. This was a good time to review our counting and...

Foreign languages to be compulsory from age seven

Foreign languages to be compulsory from age seven

The UK’s Education Secretary, Michael Gove, is set to announce plans to make foreign languages compulsory from age seven, according to reports from the BBC and Telegraph.  I feel as though I have been...

Tapas at El Gato Negro

Tapas at El Gato Negro

Wow! This week I experienced the most amazing tapas. There are several theories about how tapas, which are basically bar snacks, came into being. ‘Tapa’ literally means ‘cover’ or ‘lid’, and a popular explanation...

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