“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 […]
Because my daughter and I have been working our way through Beautiful Feet Books Around the World Part 1 (Asia, Australia, and Africa) as I mentioned a year ago, we were delighted to continue our literature-rich world travels with Around the World with Picture Books Part 2, which includes Europe and South America. Learning about […]
I am so excited about this year’s plan because we are starting out with STEAM the center of our minds! At our co-op, I’m teaching an upper elementary-level STEAM Challenge class. Besides that, I’m super excited about the ideas in the book STEAM Kids, a fantastic book full of gorgeous and creative ways to implement […]
A few weeks ago, I overheard my kindergartner talking to his baby sister. “Are you an i, u, v, or j?” he was saying in his sweetest voice. “Because if you are, you cannot come at the end of an English word!” This he repeated a few times over the next few minutes as he […]
My fifth grade son (Raisin) and I have been practicing Spanish for many years together. We started when he was a kindergartner by watching Salsa Spanish, then we’ve done Visual Link Spanish through the computer and I’ve taught him through picture books. Usually, he has wants to practice with other people, and not just with me. […]
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.
My son’s science class in our co-op finished learning about the ocean just before break. Although there is not often take-home work, the teacher did in this case give the class an assignment: learn about a sea animal and report back to the class in some sort of presentation (a poster, a pamphlet, etc.). Since […]
It was time to upgrade our electronics this fall. Our 2010-era tablet was just not working properly with modern apps any longer. Waiting for my son to get to the right page of his textbook took longer than reading the first paragraph! It was not helping our school day run smoothly. We decided on the Samsung […]