Children (and adults!) need to have good attention, memory, processing, and comprehension skills to fully learn information. Unfortunately, many children have weaknesses in these areas or come to a learning situation not quite ready to use these skills. Does that describe your child? It describes mine! There are a variety of activities we can do … Continue reading Getting Your Children’s Brains Ready to Learn
Learning the Earth's biomes is such a fun activity and there are so many hands-on ways to learn about them. But what about when it comes to reviewing and assessing what has been learned? We want to keep that fun, too, right? In our homeschool, my boys and I spent all of last year learning … Continue reading Learn The World’s Biomes with These Sorting Mats
In my last post, I talked about how we were incorporating Number Talks in our homeschool this year and gave you lots of ideas about how you could start them in your homeschool, too. Today, we did a practice session with the two types of How Many? cards I created for our number talks for … Continue reading Homeschool Number Talks: How Many Do You See?
Have you heard of number talks? I was recently watching some webinars about building better math skills, as this has been a challenging area for my youngest, Little Fish. And, I kept coming across the idea of number talks to develop number sense, mental math skills, and math language. When I worked as a speech-language … Continue reading Nine Ways to Incorporate Number Talks in Your Homeschool
Last year, the Fish and I studied a poem each month. I wrote about how we studied each poem our Poem of the Month here. They really enjoyed this part of our studies, so I decided to go ahead and study more poems this year. I borrowed several poetry collections from the library at the … Continue reading Poetry Study Notebooking Pages