It’s so easy to forget to take time to nurture my 2-month old baby, since I’m often distracted by my older children, household responsibilities, and so forth. But although she may not be as vocal about her desire to interact, it’s important that I make time for infant play as well. But what does one do […]
Archives for 2015
This year, for science, my son and I are using Galore Park Junior Science 1. For chapter 1, my daughter had not yet begun preschool, so I decided to play up the chapter into a human body unit for both of my “students.” With pregnancy as a distraction, this became my daughter’s busy box activities […]
It has been an amazing few weeks for me. Since I last posted, I had the honor of welcoming my third child into my family. My newest daughter, nicknamed “Kitty Cat” for the sake of this blog, was 7 lbs 2 oz, and arrived October 2 after a much-too-short labor. She’s a sweet little one, […]
I’ve recently begun my fourth year of homeschool, and yet, I find myself learning the same lessons every year. Of course, every homeschooling family is different. You may find some of the things that never work for me do work for you. Nevertheless, I think I may not be alone in having to relearn these […]
What could be more fun than sticker play for a preschooler? I decided to play on her interest to play with ABC stickers by making her a lowercase to uppercase matching game. This was super simple! I cut out brown paper to be a trunk and green paper with tree-like whorls. I taped these together in the […]
My son had some difficulty comprehending the values of fractions without seeing them visually. Comparing and contrasting fractions is difficult! So I spruced up my Pizza Fractions activity pack to give him some more review that he needed. We also found some other activities to be helpful.
Twelve mini plastic eggs, a marker, and some pennies made a fun game for my preschooler in her beginning effort to understand basic number concepts and numerical values.
In Chapter Two of Stephanie Dibb Sorensen’s book Covenant Motherhood: Reflecting the Role of Christ in Our Lives, Sister Sorensen talks about how as mothers, we regularly emulate Jesus Christ as we teach our children. Sister Sorenson knows Teaching is not easy. Mother days are often busy and noisy and demanding. Sometimes we don’t even know we are teaching. […]
This week is our second week of school, and nine days in to it, I’m ready for a break! One mistake I made was that I tried to jump right in to some of our curriculum. For example, we began with a review in our math book (Singapore Primary Mathematics). My son was not amused. […]
Recently, I talked to one of my friends about the hardest part of teaching our young children. We decided that the hardest part of teaching our children is that we are still learning ourselves. Our children see our mistakes and follow our own bad examples. It is so hard to teach our kids what they need […]