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.
It is time to start thinking about Back to School. For those of us who homeschool it is actually back to homeschool time! Are you getting overwhelmed at the thought of homeschooling kindergarten? Are you homeschooling for the first time? It’s not that bad. Below are some of my thoughts on my take on kindergarten. […]
Ever since my son and I began studying the History of Science with Beautiful Feet Books last year, I’ve been on the lookout for something similar that will be a perfect match for my school-averse kindergartner. Imagine my delight to find an early elementary curriculum that travels around the world: Around the World with Picture […]
We play games for kindergarten this year. It’s the new normal. I’ve learned to adjust my expectations of Kindergarten learning. When Raisin was in kindergarten, he, as my first and only school-aged child, had to deal with what I’ll call, “An overload of curriculum.” There were many tears. Now, five years later, I’ve learned to adjust […]
We love games: board games, card games, and more! On those days when no one feels up for a formal math lesson (or the days when I need a break!), we pull out a game and enjoy! Playing games with your little ones during homeschool time can teach a number of great skills. Here are some of our favorite […]
Before a young reader can parse together phonemes to form a word, they have hear the parts of the words. Hearing the parts of compound words and blending words together is then an essential pre-reading skill to develop. The hands-on compound words activities we put together were fun for my school-resistant preschooler. My five-year-old daughter rarely […]
I have a one track mind this week: Cubs baseball! My maternal grandparents lived most of their lives in Chicagoland. Grandpa always expected a Cubs World Series victory was eminent. Whenever they lost, it was always a refrain of “Better luck next year!” My grandmother’s father made her sit and write scores as they listened […]
When parents decide to homeschool their kindergarten-aged child, they may not know just where to begin! It is all new! They have made the decision but are easily discouraged as to how to implement it. Or they are overwhelmed with all that is “required” of them. When I think back to my kindergarten days, I […]