Spelling is one of V‘s strengths. For that reason, I thought it best not make it a focus this year. Instead, we’re flexing her creative writing muscle. I really like to find the value in free resources, so I went to one of my favorite educational sites for guidance.
Immediately following the Orlando nightclub shooting, my children were exposed to terms that they were unfamiliar with, such as LGBTQ, gay, lesbian, & homosexual.
Most food, like pancakes for instance, tastes better homemade. But if you’re in a pinch, instant (and even frozen) varieties will do. Then there are those foods that are so much better homemade that substitutions will never compare. Homemade applesauce is one such food.
“My kid is a perfectionist,” is something I hear parents say a lot these days. As a parent of one myself, I know how good it feels to brag. But as an educator, I admit that I worry as much about V‘s education as I do my energetic son’s (for whom sitting down to focus can beContinue reading “Homeschool Journal: The Pitfalls of Perfectionism & 3 Tips on How to Coach your Perfectionist”
Geography can be intimidating to learn and to teach. Aside from not applying the knowledge on a daily basis, borders all look the same to someone not crossing them. Our challenge? To make this lesson worthwhile to three kids under ten. Our solution?
If you haven’t already discovered the delight that is caramelizing bananas, you need to bust out those pans and get to cooking! Caramelizing, that is, cooking the bananas until they brown slightly, is a great way to use up those super ripe bananas you have sitting around. The recipe could hardly be simpler:
In my search for some words of wisdom, I stumbled upon the concept of a seven step staircase showcasing the progression of attitude (in the face of challenge) from stubborn refusal to gleeful victory.