Lourdes is learning how to read! I can remember vividly when her sisters were learning letter sounds, blend families and sounding out words. Such a magical time. This week we are focusing on sight words. Sight words, often also called high frequency sight words, are commonly used words that young children are encouraged to memorize as a whole by sight, […]

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 […]

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 […]

I am always on the lookout for free online programs for the girls. So when I discovered this list of 11 Free Reading Websites I instantly checked it out. My girls absolutely love stories (they get it from their momma!!). I encourage you to check out the blog and visit each of the sites to […]

I know, you probably are wondering like I was, Is this forreal?! Yes it is! In fact, I  just finished registering my three year old, Lourdes, for this program. I can’t wait for her to receive her special books in the mail! Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library was launched in 1995 with the vision to “foster a […]

On Sunday Lela and I made our way across town to our first Mother & Daughter Dinner Book Club. I am a book lover and after reading a book (good or not) I always want to discuss it. I truly believe the learning happens in the discussion. So after many months for searching for a […]

This week for our Current Events class Lela choose an article from TimeKids magazine that discussed a recent survey about how much water kids are (and are not) drinking. She enjoyed reading the article and was inspired to conduct her own survey asking children about water. This is where she needs your help.Could you please help […]