Storm Song is a rhythmic and rhyming book about three kids in the midst of a dark and long storm. Some pages feature onomatopoeia (boom, bang, rumble, rap) and other pages feature describing words (like flash and sparkle). When I introduce onomatopoeia in my Language Arts class, we use this book.
We had so much fun playing with apples in STEAM class yesterday. We learned about the scientific method and then we created towers (or modern art) with apple chunks. Our apple STEAM projects were a lot of fun.
“It’s morning, Mommy!” As usual, I start the day with my 4-year-old daughter’s cheerful greeting. After a hug and a kiss, she runs off to get ready for the day and “make her bed,” and I hop in the shower. Since my homeschool day with almost 9-year-old, 4-year-old, and almost 1-year-old kids (Raisin, Strawberry, and […]
The Red Book by Barbara Lehman is a wordless picture book, so it may not be the first to come to mind when considering a book to “read aloud” to a class. However, because the illustrations tell the story, The Red Book can be an ideal book to use as students practice outlining and retelling […]
We are working on yet more multiplication around here. Now that the weather is so amazing, we’ve taken some of our learning outside. This week we practiced multiplication with outdoor arrays.
This year, for science, my son and I are using Galore Park Junior Science 1. For chapter 1, my daughter had not yet begun preschool, so I decided to play up the chapter into a human body unit for both of my “students.” With pregnancy as a distraction, this became my daughter’s busy box activities […]
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.