Our local homeschool club cooking lesson was a blast. The homeschool club, which I helped found just over a year ago, meets every Wednesday at our local library. We're mainly a social group, and we don't have much structure when we meet, but we did hold a very structured—and very fun—event this last Wednesday. There's […]
Archives for February 2008
I teach piano lessons every afternoon until 5 or after, so it's difficult to have time to make dinner, especially on evenings when we have church or band practice. As a result, most evenings we just YO-YO [a term meaning "You're On Your Own" that we learned from our friend Michelle], but on occasion I […]
Being a very visual person, I felt a Latin Verb Conjugations Chart would help my children learn their verbs easier. I made up a color-coded chart for our Latina Christian I curriculum that covers the verb conjugations we're studying this year. You can download a PDF for your own use.
I found these fantastic (and free) ancient history fonts that are great for making your own coloring sheets. These would be great to use with Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World: Ancient Times (the wonderful history curriculum we use). It's easy to make the coloring sheets. All you have to do is: Download and […]
Frank Armbruster wrote an article in Practical Homeschool in which he listed his idea of the "Stages in Reading." Frank Armbruster's Stages in Reading 0 — Non-reading 1 — Realization that some marks on a printed page stand for words (phonemic awareness) 2 — Learning the code to translate the marks to sounds (emerging reading) […]
I know my mom read me a lot of books when I was a child, but only a few really stand out in my memory; and these few I have made sure I read to my own children. Of course, I'm always curious about what others like, too, so leave a comment to let me […]