One subject keeps my preschooler interested right now, and that is princesses. She loves Sofia the First. She loves the other Disney princesses. She loves ponies with long shimmering hair. She loves dressing like a princess and acting like a princess. If I can add princesses into school time, then I’ll get her attention. This week for Princess School, we did a Rapunzel engineering challenge as we built a block tower for Rapunzel to let down her hair from. Of course, then we needed to act out the story with our new scenery.Continue Reading
To my surprise, a number of homeschooling friends have expressed anxiety about teaching language arts: writing, spelling, reading. Because I love language arts and I love reading books about these things, I’ve set up this list of must-read books for those preparing to teach language arts to little learners.
I love teaching my kids language arts. When I look at the curricula I’ve acquired over the years, I definitely have more than enough of the language learning resources. I studied grammar in school myself, and so I look forward to doing language activities with my little ones. There is not nearly enough time to enjoy it all, and sadly, my kids are not always as eager for editing practice, but I definitely do not feel anxiety about teaching the subjects.
When I think of a “must read” list, I think of something short. Here, then, are just four simple books for you to read before you tackle teaching your little ones.Continue Reading