We are also going to be working on minimizing distractions – keeping focus.
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Last March when I attended the homeschool conference in Cincinnati, one workshop caught my eye.
The workshop on by Jessie Hawkins, called The Sidetracked Child: How Botanicals and Nutrition Can Increase Concentration and Reduce
Distractibility in Your Homeschool.
I immediately knew I had to make it to that one. And it was very interesting.
She was very informative – in fact got me to
Just three of the points I thought were interesting.
1. Make sure they have plenty of sunlight, or better yet, if it is a nice day – take your work outside. I must admit we don’t usually, in fact, I don’t think I have ever had him do his work outside. Though I have thought it a very cool idea.
2. Put some plants in your schooling area – plants help to filter out those invisible bad house toxins. Great idea! Love this concept, just not so sure how well it will go over considering I DO NOT have a green thumb at all. I will need to find some really hardy plants.
3. Maple syrup is good for you. You know the real stuff… the Grade B is best.
In my way of thinking if we start with just these three we will have -- 1.) a pleasant school area, and 2. ) a good breakfast!
Oh by the way, I think Jessie Hawkins’ Vintage Remedy and other books will make a great health class… maybe next year… I’ll have to save the money for it.