Friday, February 14th, 2014
Okay, been up to miscellaneous things lately but one thing that I've been doing some is learning anatomy. While the kids are at one of their activities, I'd pull out my Kindle and use the 3D anatomy app to figure out where things are. Okay, this kind of got jump started with Glorianna teaching AHG girls to draw and learn the anatomy of an ear. So I made up the story of "Leah the Snail Bunny". They were able to draw it and say the parts using just a fraction of the meeting time.
I know there are many mnemonics people use to help them remember anatomy terms, but mnemonics assumes that you already know the words contained in the mnemonics and their associated locations which is certainly not my case and to remember something else on top was just too mind blowing. So instead, I've been making up very memorable memory aids. I was working on the carpal bones last night and now I can "draw" and say the carpal bones. I think I can teach most six year olds who's willing to listen to the silly story all the names of the carpal bones in just a few minutes in a way that they are not likely to forget. Not how to spell them but how to say them.
I will get around to posting them at some point. But it's been fun for me. Now just need to carve out some time to teach it to my kids or make pictures for them. The thought has crossed my mind to publish them but I'm not sure that's the kind of effort that I'd want to put in especially with trying to include pictures.
In the mean time, if you are interested in the memory aid just drop me an email using the contact link.
Friday, October 18th, 2013
Nathaniel and a friend has been going through Cover Story Curriculum together. They love the lessons but the work has been challenging not in terms of the amount of work but really thinking, so we have been slowing down to spend more time on some of the work. But it's been really good stretching their minds.
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Okay, I'll need to get the capital stories and put them online. They've been done for quite a while now and recently there was a request to put the rest up. Long neglected indeed.
Summer's been going well. The boys are learning to swim and the kids just started Tae Kwan Do classes and having a great time. Really wish that I had started them earlier. Okay, enough talking need to get back to the capitals.
Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Okay, been up to lots of other things again. And there's always the reluctance of putting too much online. There's still distrust of the information that goes public but recently have lots of thoughts on my mind so I'll hop over to reflections and start writing...
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Just got to play the saxophone for a while after our family devotion time. It was great fun. Need to do that more often. Except I can't find any of my books so had to transpose everything that I was playing and do some improvisation.
At some point I should review everything that I learned for geography and get through Asia and Europe which I sort of had a head start on those.