Language Arts

Story Mapping with Pout Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark

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

Freebies · Science

The Universe in a Box: Our 2nd Mystery Science 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

Homeschooling · Reviews

Schoolhouse Teachers: A Trusty Resource

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

History/Social Studies · Homeschooling

A Visit to The Whitney Plantation: The End of the River — Writer Site

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