I stumbled on an article about cursive being cut from public schools. With the impending implementation of the Common Core and cursive not being a part of that Core, I completely get it. How can you teach everything to this huge group of students in your stewardship in just one year? Something has to give, and the seemingly optional cursive is it.Continue Reading
I love the Spanish language, but just because I mostly know it myself does not mean that it’s been easy teaching it to my kids. I’ve been trying to speak to my son for five years and he’s fought me. It is so hard for him to develop confidence in a new language. Now he’s ten and my second child is 6. I’ve finally found something that gets them both excited about speaking and learning Spanish. It’s Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids®, which helps them gain confidence by showing other kids speaking Spanish at their level.
I am so fascinated by the sky and clouds. I love photos of clouds. I love a nice clear blue sky. Raisin’s fascination is with space. He loves reading about the planets and the moon. One day, a little while ago, Raisin was asking about the sky. He wondered when the sky ended and space began. I did not know, so we began a project for learning the layers of the atmosphere! We learned about the atmosphere layers by doing an interactive lab with kitchen materials (honey, corn syrup, dish soap, water, and vegetable oil).Continue Reading
I don’t love planning my daughter’s homeschool kindergarten, but I love sitting and reading aloud with my kids. The first thing we do after we finish our breakfast is we sit down to read. I love planning curriculum activities around picture books. Great children’s books help make teaching homeschool science easy. Here are some of the great kidlit-inspired science and math activities from our recent reading times.