Thursday, November 18, 2010

Home Schooling - Alex Turns Ten - Chooses A Great Course DVD

Alex turned 10.   
He doesn't like parties as they get too loud for him.  He likes quiet birthdays at home with just family. He got his birthday cake a little after midnight as this was the start of his birthday.

In the morning, he just wanted to go for a ride around the neighborhood on his Ez Rider.  His mother took him outside so he could enjoy the fresh air and sun.

His mother had asked him what he most wanted for his birthday.  He said he wanted a Great Course.  My wife showed him the ordering book and let him choose.

Alex had chosen one of the Great Course DVDs:  

Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas

Alex gets so excited when he gets new study material.  The Great Courses is a conglomerate of multi-source and multi-academic lecture format DVDs from actual University Professors throughout the United States and from many of the top Ivy League Universities.

The lecture series is usually 24 or so individual lectures (30 min per lecture) and thoroughly covers the particular topic.  He learns so much from them.  It is part of his bedtime ritual.  One DVD lecture or Science show...and then off to bed to read, and get read to...until sleep overtakes him.

He looks forward to bed every night as he loves learning something well as receiving the comfort of his mother's voice reading to him as he drifts off to sleep.

In my next article, I shall go more into depth on these great courses.

Classic knowledge...presented by top Professors in top him the knowledge of the concept at a time...and in the comfort of home.

We are carefully adding to his tree of knowledge...branch by branch...and always ensuring he receives the full light and warmth of our Positive Reinforcement, Affection, and Love.

With these three given in abundance...your child's roots shall run deep.

With deep roots...your child shall be able to weather any storm.

With deep roots...he shall be able to sustain the tremendous growth necessary to achieve great heights.

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