Today I thought I would highlight a couple of my favorite lessons using Montessori materials. My all time favorite is the land and water forms. This is a really great way for children to visualize land and water formations and I love, love, love that it is all about opposites! This is such a fun lesson that it… Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things
This is a follow up to “Moving Forward.” So, last week I dished out a bunch of advice about how to help the school year regain its momentum. My first idea was to rearrange the school space to make it fresh and interesting. After writing about it I thought it was such a great idea that… Continue reading I Took My Own Advice
January is nearly done and I can not say that I am not glad. Coming back after Christmas was one of the worst weeks of our year. No one, myself included, wanted to be in the schoolroom all day after two weeks of sweet freedom. It felt like a prison. We have finally gotten our rhythm back and I… Continue reading Moving Forward
I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas, I like to ite, ite, ite, ipples, and baninis… It’s stuck in my head and I like to share. You know you are a parent of young children when you catch yourself humming about your ears hanging low in line at the bank or about monkeys jumping on… Continue reading Music is Amazing!
Home schooled children come with a stigma of being socially awkward and introverted. Although, I do not believe this is the norm across the board, I have witnessed several cases where this would prove true. Mostly from families who created a bubble for their children in the hope of protecting them from anything that might… Continue reading Bubbles
Or, at least, mine does. I can’t speak for libraries across the country but our local library is one of my favorite resources! If you haven’t been to a library lately I highly encourage you to go check it out. Other than the obvious books, and reading programs for children and teens, they offer children’s Spanish… Continue reading Libraries Rock!
I can see the floor!! The pencils are sharpened and the books are all lined up with care. The papers are stacked and the shelves are all dusted. T’was the night before school and all through the house… ok, maybe that’s a bit much. Point is, I think I am actually ready. I feel good about … Continue reading Put Your Seatbelts On, We Are a Go For Launch!