Category: Learning Tips
Beginning an Adventure
Well I started this website when I knew that I had to transition out of my career to homeschool my children. I thought I’d need some side income to help our family. I thought I’d start a consulting business. I thought I had a strong network to build from. And then, like God so often…
Growing Mighty Oaks
In the fall, my husband and kids were playing at a local park and started picking up acorns off the ground. They came home excited to research how to prepare the acorns for planting. So my garage fridge stored a gallon bag of dirt and acorns through the winter. Early February, they pulled out the…
How to Create a Homeschooling Workstation
Twas the night before our first day of homeschooling all through the house, the children were bustling, the pencils were sharpened and the school books were ready. As an educator for over two decades, I am taking this launch with the frame of mind to KEEP IT SIMPLE! I love opening a classroom in the…
Learning Strategy: Post it Notes
Learn anything in a specific order using this Post-It note learning strategy.
Word of the Year: Commitment
Pick a words of the year to bring new focus and clarity to next 365 days.
Learning Strategy: Kinesthetic Counting
Cultivating curiosity about number sense by using a simple task of washing hands.
It is mid-year. It is not an ideal time to change schools. Yet, circumstances don’t always line up with what is ideal in my perspective. We have chosen to continue our kids’ education by joining a Classical Conversations community in our town. I had a morning coffee interview with my son’s director, and then my…
Learning Tool: Learning Palette
I’m always on the lookout for learning tools that kids love. This is my current favorite learning tool! Product Description: I pulled this out of the box and we got started right away. The center cap screws off and the cover slides off the two posts. Each pack has twelve sturdy cards that slide onto…
All Signs Point ?
Hindsight is 20/20 – right? Well, maybe but even more importantly it gives me perspective. When we brought our son home from China in 2017, he was turning 4 yrs old and had a smile that lit up a room! When we first held him in our arms and carried him back to our hotel…
The Journey Here
I like change when I am the one driving it. Change, when it is forced upon me, ruffles my feathers! Looking out the windows today, I love seeing the fall leaves change; the rich colors that flutter to the ground indicate that a new season is coming. This is also true in my life, a…