A fellow blogger is hosting a weekly blog hop for the next six weeks about the 6 Traits (TM). Since I am going to be teaching the 6 Traits in my K-4 homeschool co-op this fall, I am very excited about this! Each week, we are to explain a book that we feel does a […]
I am so excited about the redesign of the first product I sold in my TeachersPayTeachers store. Picture Book Geography: Paul Bunyan’s America was a project I created a year ago for my young son, an introduction to American landmarks by reading and learning about one of my favorite tall tale heroes, Paul Bunyan. He enjoyed […]
I am fascinated by the John Adams and Thomas Jefferson dynamic. The fierce politics that ruptured their friendship and then their tender written correspondence in their later years simply catches my interest every time I revisit the issue. I love the fact, for example, that both men passed away on July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years […]
Today I feel so grateful for my math program that I though it was time I shared my thoughts about the wonderful and inexpensive resource/curriculum I have been using for early elementary math homeschooling. I love MIQUON! I’m only at the beginning stages (we are half way through book 2 of 6) of Miquon math but I’ve […]
I have fond memories of playing the computerized Oregon Trail game as a young preteen. Or maybe I was (embarrassingly) older than that when I enjoyed it. Let’s not think about it. It was fun to play in a simulation, and at the same time I was learning a little about history. This week’s Friday […]
During our road trip last week, I gave Raisin a cloud identification viewer to try to determine what clouds we saw outside. It was fun to use it, with the hole cut out of the middle, to locate and recognize various clouds. The trip out was rainy; the trip back was mostly clear skies. This […]
We have been a part of a co-op that meets every Wednesday, but we have not be regularly enrolled in the courses because of our other, every Friday, co-op. However, Wednesday’s group does occasional presentation luncheons, and this month’s presentation luncheon was on ancient or medieval Italy. Since Raisin recently had finished reading Magic Tree House #13: […]
Our study of a few of the continents and countries next went to Australia, which happens to be where my Raisin was born! We lived in Melbourne until he was 12 months old. Here are some of the Australia resources and activities we enjoyed!