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 · Language Arts

Free Books Every Month for Your Child 0-5

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… Continue reading Free Books Every Month for Your Child 0-5

Homeschooling · Language Arts · Math · Water4Life Challenge

Help Lela, Let Your Kids Take This Survey!

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… Continue reading Help Lela, Let Your Kids Take This Survey!

Freebies · Homeschooling · Language Arts

Freebie: Our Current Events Curriculum

 I remember so clearly my mom making me choose an article from the paper and write a blurb about it. In addition to my school work, this was her weekly assignment I had to do. Now like most middle school students the idea of more work was not my idea of fun—at all. However, I… Continue reading Freebie: Our Current Events Curriculum