Inspiring the Love of Reading — and a FREE printable from Education.com

For some children, reading comes easily, for others it is difficult, and then there are still others who fall somewhere in between. Once sparked, the love of being carried away by words, thrilling stories, and just the feel of a book has the power to entice a reluctant beginning reader to merely open the cover and enter.
Also in this post, Education.com is also offering a FREE printable to my readers to support the love of reading in your readers. Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Holidays. Reflections, Paul’s Pre-K, Weeks 17-19

Six weeks have passed since my last check-in. We’ve been busy – I’ve been busy! Life for me has gotten busier and I have been trying to be gentle with myself and accept that I am not superwoman and sometimes … Continue reading

Overwhelmed. Reflections. Paul’s Pre-K, Week 15

Another week come and gone. And it was a crazy one. I worked over 8 hours both Tuesday and Wednesday, which always leaves me completely exhausted by the end of the week. The kids have also been…difficult…lately. Rambunctious. Obnoxious. My … Continue reading

Changing Leaves. Reflections, Paul’s Pre-K, Week 14

Autumn is definitely here. The trees in upstate New York are beginning to turn with the season. It’s always glorious. With Elizabeth in school, Paul and I have been able to get more done more often. We finished the fireflies … Continue reading

Reflect and Liberate. Reflections, Paul’s Pre-K, Week 7

Whereas we were getting about 3 days of school in at first, suddenly it’s more like one. What has changed? Probably that we have been busy every weekend with something. I had also been contemplating grad school, but per advice … Continue reading

Dreams, Cloud Shapes, Cats, and Caterpillars. Reflections, Paul’s Pre-K, Weeks 5 & 6

Looking back on the last two weeks, I don’t feel like much formal schooling was done, yet I remind myself that at one point I had considered unschooling and really we’re doing lots of other things outside of the book … Continue reading

Back To It! Reflections, Paul’s Pre-K, Weeks 1 & 2

I am so excited!  I have decided to homeschool Paul for pre-k and we started last week! He is old enough that he would be entering pre-k for the 2017-2018 year, but I just don’t think he is ready to be in school all day.  … Continue reading

Lessons From the Cat. Reflections, K Week 31

Another busy week.  I feel like I say that a lot, but life just kind of gains momentum once March hits and doesn’t slow down until November, as well now having to work on top of everything else adds a … Continue reading

Turtle Courses. Reflections, K Week 30

Elizabeth and I wrapped up the farm unit this week, all except one last bit of writing in her journal.  It was a fun yet busy week, both around school and in general. On Monday, we made little ‘animalitos.’  The … Continue reading