When some people think of homeschooling, they might think of student desks and chalkboards. We do some desk work, and Raisin does work on a computer. But lots of our school work in the next year will be done in the basement play room or in the car or at co-op! Here are some of […]
Archives for July 2013
On my reading blog, I’m about to begin a poetry reading month. So I thought for my Six Traits Sunday about voice, I’d focus on a picture book about a poet, William Carlos Williams.
This week I’ve been busy working on my notes for the Literary Elements Writer’s Workshop that I will be teaching for my homeschool co-op in September.
For the past year of homeschooling, I’ve been relying on small, handheld, dollar plastic pencil sharpeners to keep our pencils sharp. You should also know that I absolutely hate dull pencils. This leads us to a problem, obviously, since those cheap-o pencil sharpeners are a pain to use and rarely get the pencils sharp. Add […]
I believe it is time to face the reasons I’ve heard from my friends not to homeschool by debunking them head on. So many people begin a sentence by saying “I could never homeschool because….” And then I hear one of these reasons. To be honest, in the years before I began homeschooling, I answered […]
It’s time for another Six Traits Sunday with Comprehension Connection! Voice is the topic this week. When I teach this at co-op, I may bring in books by the same author and talk about how the author’s show their voice: Lois Ehlert, Denise Fleming, Jan Brett, Byron Barton, Mo Willems. They all are distinct in […]
I mentioned two weeks ago that I have loved embracing unschooling this summer. Almost as soon as I said that, I started craving schedule and boxes to check mark as finished. But I know I don’t really want that! I still want to let me my son’s summer be as it is … and I […]
I discovered izzit.org when I read about it on another teacher blog. If I remembered whose, I’d let you know, but I don’t remember! Izzit.org provides free educational videos for teachers. Each teacher can get one free video a year, or pay about $10 to get unlimited free videos (if you review them on the […]
This week I thought I’d begin joining in with Top Ten Tuesday at Many Little Blessings. But Tuesday has passed and I did not finish this post, so you’ll have to bear with me and take it on Wednesday. Today I decided to talk about the top ten learning tools I have loved in homeschool […]
One of the first questions I had when I decided to homeschool my son was “How do I know what to teach?” As with so many other issues related to the journey of homeschooling, one must take this question one step at a time, line upon line.