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
In this week’s art lesson the girls were introduced to landscapes! We learned that: Landscapes are works of art that feature scenes of nature: mountains, lakes, gardens, rivers, etc. They can be oil paintings, watercolors, gauche, pastels, or prints of any kind. Before the girls worked on creating their own landscape we took time to… Continue reading Winter Landscape Art Project
I found out about Mystery Science last year and we had our first lesson which asked the question, Could a Volcano Erupt in Your Backyard? We all loved that lesson and learned so much. I have been looking for lessons to go with what we are currently learning. Needless to say I was thrilled to… Continue reading The Universe in a Box: Our 2nd Mystery Science Project
As a busy homeschooling mom I have grown to appreciate and depend on the findings and creations of other moms, dads and teachers to help me out. One resource I use a lot is Schoolhouse Teachers. As I am planning my units and lessons I always check out the lessons, worksheets and videos they have. So… Continue reading Schoolhouse Teachers: A Trusty Resource
Over the years, my husband and I have found ourselves in a love / hate relationship with playdough. We love the fact that it keeps our girls occupied for hours but we simply hate the mess! What it does to carpet is simply downright abusive, I mean really! So Khari and I instituted a rule–a… Continue reading Model Magic: I’m Back In Love!
I came across this article from blogger Luanne Castle, who describes her visit to The Whitney Plantation in Louisiana. Although I have been to Louisiana, I have never been to this plantation. What really captured my attention as I read her article was the fact she said that didn’t try to put distance between the… Continue reading A Visit to The Whitney Plantation: The End of the River — Writer Site