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.
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 shows an interest in doing formal “school time.” She does not want to learn to read and she certainly does not want to have “school time.” More informal learning happens throughout our mornings together. when she did express an interest in looking through the Logic of English Foundations Workbook, I was happy to comply.
The beginning of the Volume A book for the Foundations program addresses the segmenting of words, starting with compound words, so we jumped right in to this. Strawberry loved the workbook pages and so we of course had to do more activities!Continue Reading
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 to the radio in the 1920s.
Neither of the these grandparents are alive today to celebrate the Cubs’ win of the World Series 2016. It is up to me and my generation to do so. I’ve made a Cubs win booklet to share with all the Cubs fans that may want it for their little ones.
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 games in our homeschool. This is a list for the younger crowd. If you only have $100 to spend on games in your homeschool, here’s what I suggest you buy.Continue Reading