He pauses from taking a bite of his sandwich and stares out the window. “Wow, Mom,” he says, returning to our world. “I just keep thinking of ideas for stories!” I had given him access to a recording program so he could dictate the story he had told me the day before. He had spent an […]
Archives for May 2014
I love making book lists.When my little ones began to gear up to preschool, I began thinking of ways to organizing our reading topically. It’s time to plan ahead a little bit. I am working on making a list of subjects to explore together. Now don’t get me wrong. I never forced my toddlers into […]
Only in Chicagoland can these kinds of extremes happen in five days. The snow last Friday put me in a seriously bad mood. But this week has been plenty hot and humid! Enjoyable at times, but that too has put me in a nasty mood. I feel like I go from cheerful to crabby a lot. […]
My parents are currently serving a religious mission in Nicaragua. They will be gone for two years, and it’s only been five months! We miss them very much but thankfully we have modern technology (SKYPE!) to make the distance seem much shorter. Our co-op does a culture day every few weeks. When they did Nicaragua, […]
Memorial Day is coming up. I am not very good at correlating holidays with our school work, but this time I’m going to try. Here are some ways we’ll remember Memorial Day this year.
One Mother’s Day, as I deal with cranky kids, cooking dinner, getting ready for church, and taking care of people at church, I often have a few moments of frustration. Why is this such a great thing to be a mom? But of course, I snapped out of it. I love being a stay-at-home homeschooling […]
My son is strong reader, so I’ve decided to institute a “strong reading” project each week to make sure he practices those skills he’s developed. You see, although my son is reading at a 4th grade level, he is still gravitating toward lower reading level books. For example, he’s still rereading The Magic Tree House […]
My son has found a way for us to enjoy school even more: Mom School. As we do his school during the week, he curates ideas of things to test me on. Then, on Friday, he gave me school. I had to do a crossword puzzle with all of his spelling words in it. Next […]
I mentioned a few weeks ago that our co-op science teacher has family heath issues; she dropped out of teaching for the remainder of this year and we have decided to not seek out a sub as there are so few weeks left. I was panicked, as I’ve never believed I was very strong in […]
Today’s Mentor Monday at The Reading Tutor/OG is about the teachers and/or parents who helped instill a love of reading in your heart. I love remembering the people who brought books to life for me!