I have been feeling discouraged this week as I read about theories in education on subjects such as learning to read, how to incorporate play into education, better strategies for teaching kinesthetically, and so forth. I am not an expert in teaching children in anyway. It is strange that I became discouraged. I began researching […]
Archives for March 2014
Welcome to the Spring Has Sprung: Poetry in Elementary Blog Hop! It may not look or feel like Spring here in Chicagoland, but it’s time to get prepared for poetry month, which begins on Tuesday in the U.S.A. After you read my post, make sure you check out the 14 other teacher bloggers who have […]
It may officially be spring, but after the winter we’ve had, it’s been hard to image it was nearly here. This week, though, the weather warmed a bit this week! As a warm thank you to Spring for nearly arriving in Chicago-land, I’ve also created a small freebie for you, my readers!
As a creator for TeachersPayTeachers, I was able to join with a group of other educators who sell on TPT and we swapped products! Today it is my pleasure to share with you some of the work of experienced tutor and fellow homeschooler Stefany Smith who sells in the store Tutoring Supplies by Design. I had the chance […]
This started off with a bit of a sad note as I mentioned in Monday’s post, so I let homeschool go a bit more than I normally would. We played, we read, and we did not have formal learning on Monday and Tuesday. The rest of the week has been good in general.
We had a tragedy this weekend. One of the Bishop’s counselors for our congregation died unexpectedly. It has affected all of us. What it has done for me is reminded me of the important things. I hold my kids a little closer, and I try to refrain from yelling a bit more. We do not […]
This was a difficult, tear-filled week for my emotional first grader. For his privacy, I won’t go in to details. For my own, I’ll add that this is an intensely personal post. As the screams and tears continued from one day to the next, I found myself wondering, however, if for my sanity I needed […]
Today’s Teaching with Technology post focuses on how we use Google Earth. I say I use it for “our homeschool,” but really, I just let my son play with it and explore the world. Maybe next year I’ll give him more specific assignments. There are so many tools as a part of the Google Earth […]
I’ve mentioned that I purchased a laminator. It is so much fun. For List it Tuesday (at Many Little Blessings and Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers), I thought I’d share the first five things I have laminated. This is just the first few days! I can tell, there will be far more coming and many more already added to it (such as […]
One of the things I love about my son’s math curriculum (Miquon Math) is the thoroughness with which it addresses the building blocks and relationships between different mathematical concepts. I love the emphasis on hands-on learning (such as using the centimeter rods to help grasp a concept) and, although the majority of the curriculum book […]