Intro to Creative Writing

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.

Easy Homemade Applesauce

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.

Homeschool Journal: The Pitfalls of Perfectionism & 3 Tips on How to Coach your Perfectionist

  “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”

Chocolate Geography

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?

Breakfast Banana Croissants

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:

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