One of my favorite classes to teach is literature. I have always loved teaching the wonders of books. When a child begins to understand how stories are constructed it helps the story come alive. It also provides them the proper tools as they begin to write their own stories. In our literature class today I… Continue reading Story Mapping with Pout Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark
We have been on break for Thanksgiving for the past week. The five day break was so needed. We spent several days sleeping in and lounging around the house. We also enjoyed hanging out with family and friends and eating some really yummy foods. I simply love the holidays! This morning I knew I needed… Continue reading 25 Graphic Organizers for Literature
I just finished watching a brief documentary filmmaker Michael Moore did comparing our American public school system with Finland’s system. Before watching this video, I was not at all familiar with Finland’s educational system. As I watched the video I kept hearing myself say, “That’s right! Yes! That makes sense!” Before coming home to teach… Continue reading What Homeschoolers Can Learn From Michael Moore & Finland
Summer is almost over and that means back to everything! Last year I found myself constantly feeling so behind and overwhelmed when it came to feeding my family healthy and nutritious plant based meals. Due to the fact we primarily eat from home, I knew I had to approach things differently. My plan this year… Continue reading My 5 Go to Vegan Meals I Freeze to Get Me Through the Fall!
The last few weeks have been painful for our country. Day by day, it seems the nation is getting more and more divided — which in turn creates more and more fear. Today’s eclipse did something that we desperately needed, it got us all on the same page. It dominated the conversation and new’ s… Continue reading Something Positive to Unite Around
Hi, God. What an awesome day you made today. The raindrops fed all the flowers, and the puddles are perfect for jumping in. Thanks for shady trees and yoyo strings. Thanks for giving us elbows so we could bend our arms in so many ways. How do you think of such cool things, Lord?… Continue reading Five Pointers for Praying With Kids
So thankful for this article today as I can relate to everything shared. I am trying to be more intentional about focusing on the bigger picture – with my children and myself – rather than the smaller one. Prayer for me has been key to helping adjust my sights and perspectives. When I take the… Continue reading He’s Building a Cathedral — A Homeschool Mom