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What Kind of Education Do You Want For YOUR Child?

First in a series: Language Arts My husband recently “babysat” a friend’s nine year old while the latter participated in his online public school classes.  My husband came home that evening and looked at me.  “Have you listened to what goes on in those classes?” he asked. Why, yes. And it vindicates my decision, lo […]

January 2021: First Presidents, the solar system, and constellations

January 2021: the beginning of a new year, a new semester. At Samson Home School Academy, we started a new unit of American history: American Presidents, Washington through Lincoln. In addition to the the biography of each President, we studied the major events in American history that occurred during each administration. We learned about the […]

December 2020

December is Dr. Seuss month for our Kinder-2nd Grade class. We’ll also begin to learn about traits of civilization. In learning about the invention of writing, we’ll be making cunieform tablets. We’ll also cover ancient Egypt this month. The 3rd and 4th grade class will continue their unit on early American history, tracing its steps […]

November 2020

Our field trip to Casa Ramirez was a huge success! Students in both classes enjoyed learning about ofrendas, altars to those family members who have passed on. Afterward, all students made their own ofrendas and decorated sugar skulls. The 3rd & 4th grade class project of building a city from recycled materials was a big […]

October 2020

Last week the Kinder-2nd grade class started a two week unit on Cinderella stories around the world. Both classes did an aboriginal-style painting and started a seed journal, tracing the development of a plant from a seed. We also planted our herb garden. The 3rd & 4th grade class made a salt map of the […]

Sample Day at Samson (NO HISD)

My previous post having mysteriously disappeared, I am reposting my description of a sample day when HISD is not in session but Samson Home School Academy is. Although HISD was closed the week of Thanksgiving, Samson Home School Academy held classes Monday and Tuesday. Since there were no online classes, we had a more flexible […]

Are Micro-Schools the Wave of the Future?

The New York Times of October 14, 2020, had an interesting article on the long-term effects of the pandemic on education. A number of micro-schools, learning pods, and other alternative forms of education have sprung up all over the country, many of which are expected to continue even once the virus has been brought under […]