This week I’ve fallen in love with word links (also called word ladders, word golf, or doublets): games that change just one letter at a time to get to a completely different word. The game of word links were created by Lewis Carroll in 1877. My son, although a very strong reader, did struggle with vocabulary […]
If there is one story that my kids love to return to over and over again it is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I added these favorite Goldilocks characters to our recent kindergarten math activities, making hands-on learning fun and connecting our math lessons in with our story reading activities.
My artistic 8-year-old daughter would like all day to be crafts, doodling, and other creative endeavors. I don’t feel qualified to lead her in creative projects, and I tend to run away from mess, so I am always looking to outsource our homeschool art. Finally, I have found a curriculum that will allow her to […]
My daughter used to sometimes whine when I insist that she work on Spanish everyday, but the FabuLingua app, a Spanish language app, is some Spanish practice that she begs to do! With kid-friendly stories and multiple stages of learning, from listening to vocabulary to recording yourself speaking, the FabuLingua app is sure to capture […]
The stay-at-home order is a realy bummer to everyone. In an effort to get creative, here’s a list of some of the things we’ll be doing while stuck at home. Maybe some of these ideas inspire you too.
“Can we go look for another history video?” my second grader asked me this morning. This was a bit unexpected. My daughter has not make it a secret that she is not interested in history. But since we found the Homeschool History website (created by the team at Notgrass history), I’ve found her more interested […]
To challenge my children to step outside of their reading comfort zone, we’ve been working on the Badges for Books genre reading challenge. Badges for Books is a simple way to encourage a diverse diet of reading, and I’ve found it allows my children to each choose books at their own reading level to complete […]
One of the true blessings of homeschooling is that I get to learn about everything along with my brilliant, curious, and excited children. Strangely, I learn the most from the “I don’t know” questions because my own self-directed learning is then interest-led. I am invested in finding the answer so I’ll know next time. This […]