We’ve spent a great deal of time outdoors lately so I’ve had less photography to post but I’ll post some written notes below. We’ve been working mostly with writing short stories with Dubard Language and going over sounds as review that goes along nicely with our green language series in Montessori. We are still working […]
Hooked On Phonics
I’ve written essays and little adages since I could hold a pencil and stream words together on paper. My mother gave me my first journal in the second grade; I read my Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary as a preteen, high-lighting my favorite words. Often, a teacher thought I was certainly dense when I mispronounced words simply […]
These are in no particular order. We use these at random moments. Since we are unschoolers, they are used as we need them and not every day. Each site and application I’m sharing with you is completely free unless of course, you want to upgrade. Abcya.com This site is really amazing. They have games for […]
If you are reading this blog you either want to know what the key to being smart is or you want to see what kind of bullshit I am about to write. Well, luckily everyone can get what they want in this article, because what I am about to say is not going to be […]
The commercial reading program Hooked on Phonics, with iconic over-the-top commercials for those of us of a certain generation, had to abandon those ads in 1994: Under an agreement disclosed this week between the makers of the reading program Hooked on Phonics and the Federal Trade Commission, the manufacturer must abandon its advertising campaign or conduct […]
She called me over to the group seated in a circle on the right side of the classroom. Everyone had their thick reader out, In The Big City, it seems strange that I should remember the title so many years past. Nervously, I joined the already seated group and opened to the page assigned. All […]
Enjoy this post stemming from my enjoyment of Subway.
I cannot believe that the 2018 -2019 school year is over! Cortlynn’s first grade school year has literally flown by. In our school district children go to school at the beginning of August and get out in May for Summer. This means it’s time for summer camp and summer learning! Cortlynn is my only child, […]
Some work we have been working on is Montessori based math materials. We’ve been using the stamp game to do addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This in an addition to the multiplication and division boards and just beginning the division boards with racks and tubes. The girls have been working on the green montessori language […]
Teaching a child to read is a big deal. A really big deal. But there is so much more involved than simply being “hooked-on-phonics”. Being able to read the word cat is totally different than picking up and successfully reading and understand Pete the Cat. What if, instead of seeking to teach our child to […]
We finished our second week of using Easy Peasy All-In-One Homeschool as our primary curriculum. What are my honest thoughts? So far, Peanut absolutely LOVES it. This is a win in my books. He does math in record time, and has fun doing it. He usually takes less than 7 minutes to complete 30-40 math […]
It should come as no surprise that using the talent of a diverse workforce can enforce company values, stimulate fresh ideas and improve the customer experience. Countless studies, including Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity, have found that workplace diversity helps to create an innovative corporate culture. That’s why it’s important for CEOs to surround […]
We can’t win every battle. We should let go of small things to take charge of bigger decisions. Let’s read this real mom’s story on chasing her dreams!