Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Oh so humbling

Home education provides so many opportunities to see how much information you've forgotten over a lifetime. I told Bobo recently that water boils at 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and didn't even flinch when her next question asked: what is a normal body temperature for humans? "So our blood boils when we have a fever?" Oops.

Today she needed to list all the perfect squares up to 100. Are you kidding me? She's eight. Down to google we went. I'm sure I could have figured it out on my own (?!), but why not teach her how to do a little research as well?


Jill said...

Don't ya just love their smart little questions- that was good! But doesn't water boil at 212 degrees F ? That's what I taught my 3rd grader this fall...we just went throught the perfect squares too- Saxon 3? Having such a hard time this month staying on track! Oh well... gotta do the fun things too, right?

Michelle Waters said...

Jill, yes, you're absolutely right about the water boiling temp. I was just pointing out my own ignorance! We must be at about the same point of Saxon 3. I love Saxon math!

Doublebanker said...

Our children are still quite young, but we are considering homeschooling them initially to around middle school. How long do most choose to home school their children.