Thursday, April 09, 2009

Living Books, Homeschooling, and Math & Science

The math and science webinar went well last week. Oh, there were a few glitches (I'm always my worst critic) but the attendees loved it. If you weren't able to make it there, you can still attend the recorded event -- for free no less. You can watch it, download it, and even email it to friends.

However, before I tell you the details of the webinar, I have a few people to thank.

I'm really excited that Living Math was one of our sponsors so that Homeschool Connections could bring the math & science webinar to you and other homeschoolers for free. If you visit the Living Math webisite, let Julie know how much you appreciate her generosity and all the other wonderful things she does for homeschoolers.

The Living Math's website full of loads of tips and reviews to help you bring a true appreciation of math to your homeschool. There is also an accompanying Yahoo Group that is a vibrant email list that has provided me with a ton of help and inspiration.

If you're planning on purchasing some living math books, please consider linking from the Living Math website as it helps Julie keep the website running.

I am also happy to let you know about our other sponsor: Ecce Homo Press, publisher of the ever popular Little Flowers Girls Club and Blue Knights Boys Club materials, the Glory of America series, Little Women Hospitality Program, and more. They are also the publisher of my book For the Love of Literature which was the inspiration for this series of webinars.

The other Homeschool Connections sponsors include:
mater et magistra

Now for information on the newest recorded webinar:
Bringing Joy to Your Homeschool Math and Science Lessons:
Literature isn't just for reading! You can teach math, science, language arts, and more using living books. This is the third in a series of three talks on the topic of teaching through real books.

Have you ever said out loud, "I hate math!" Or, "Math was my worst subject!" Was science always a tough subject for you? Do you struggle wondering how you can bring the fullness of the subject to your children? If so, you've come to the right place.

In this talk Maureen Wittmann shows you how to let go of your math and science phobia and keep from passing it onto your children. Math can be fun and interesting. Really. You just need to look at it in a new light. Science can go beyond the kitchen experiments and come alive in a child's imagination. Really.

Maureen brings lots of books with her for show and tell. You'll leave this online seminar loaded with book titles, fresh ideas, and practical tips. You won't want to miss it!

Maureen is the author of For the Love of Literature: Teaching Core Subjects Through Literature published by Ecce Homo Press, available from your favorite bookseller or

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