Fun ways to practice spelling

Now that I am homeschooling a 2nd grader, I have found myself diving into the world of spelling.  Being a former English teacher, one would think that would be easy.  Not so much.  I have an extreme dislike of memorization as a learning technique.  Don’t get me wrong, there is a place for memorization in […]

Fun Mom, Please!

Has anyone ever gone through an entire day and wondered how you interacted with your children?  If you have, it doesn’t make you a bad mom.  We all have those days when the “to-do” list seems insurmountable.  But it’s not only the “to-do” list that gets us.  It’s the overwhelming amount of technological gadgetry that […]

Flannel Board Fun- Letter A

When A-Man was a preschooler, we used the Letter of the Week curriculum.  If you are unfamiliar with this free preschool resource, you should really check it out.  Each letter has a series of songs, fingerplays, and poems.  At the time, I decided that the fingerplays needed a little bit of a makeover.  So instead […]