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Showing posts with label education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label education. Show all posts

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Making Habitat Dioramas

Making Habitat Dioramas




I wanted to share a project we're just finishing that we all enjoyed.  Animal Habitats!  But before we get to those, here's where the project stemmed from...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ring Toss Game

How to make an easy ring toss
Make an easy Ring Toss!



I thought I'd show you a quick and easy ring toss game to make for a fun fall activity!  I made this a few days ago and my kids have loved it!  (We'll be using it during homeschool as well for a reward from the goals they're working on)  Also great for a fall carnival, festival, Halloween party, birthday parties...you get the idea.  :)

Tracking Sight Word Proficiency

So here we are, a few weeks into our new year!  

Operation Homeschool Adventure has officially begun!  

I've been real busy (stressed) with getting our schedule set up so I haven't been on here much.  I thought I'd share in the next posts, a few ways I've been organizing some of our work.

I made these "Word Clubs" (up to 800 most frequently used words) to help track how well my girls are doing with their sight word proficiency.  The clubs (and a visit to our Treasure Tin after they've passed a group off) is a great motivator to keep them working towards reading fluency.  

Use these Clubs to track sight word proficiency
50 Word Club, passed off by the student


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Why Homeschool

Those that know me, are aware that I've been thinking for several years about homeschooling my kids.  I'm excited to finally be at a point where it feels right for our family and to give it a try.  While there are many reasons for this decision, I wanted to share this video I first saw several years ago.  I think it really illustrates some of the problems we have in our education system today.  Hopefully this will help a few of you with that question of "why?"

*I do think that he goes off on a bit of a tangent with some of what he says about ADHD, but overall, I think it's great.



Here's also a great blog post written by KATHLEEN BERCHELMANN, M.D., entitled:

18 Reasons Why Doctors and Lawyers Homeschool Their Children.

 It's definitely worth the read.  While I'm still new to it all, I agree with her assessments so far!  

I'm planning on adding more later to this post, but in the mean time, what are your thoughts on homeschool?


Monday, April 28, 2014

Teaching Values-Character Education

By posting one card at a time as a reminder, these value cards will be help to reinforce values.
Value Cards


Several years ago I came across a great tip about teaching Values.  Linda and Richard Eyre have written many books about teaching children and this little gem has stayed with me for years.  (I don't recall the exact book where they talked about this, but I'm sure this thought came from them.)

 I don't know about you, but I often wonder if I'm teaching all of the values that are important to me in my day to day life to my kids. 

Schools seem to be increasingly devoid of character education and...