With the new common core, there’s still some real confusion on the steps to learning how to read. On one hand, the basic letters and sounds are learned in kindergarten. The letter combinations are learned in first grade. In second
How often do wish your kids would want to brush up on their geography skills with out you nagging? Do they know anything about latitude and longitude, the continents, states and capitals, or how to use a compass? Maybe a
All the big holidays are over yet school keeps on going. It is about now that homeschool burnout hits. Your kids are tired of schooling, and frankly, you might be tired of it, too! What’s a homeschool parent to do?
Most first graders begin a spelling program as their reading becomes more solid. Some kids pick up on spelling rules quickly while others do not. Spelling can be very frustrating for many kids. My daughter has dyslexia, so spelling was
Before I ever had kids, my husband and I knew we wanted to homeschool our kids. Well, it didn’t quite work out that way for us. I had to go back to the classroom due to financial needs, so my
Reading, spelling, and vocabulary are so important to all students, especially first graders. Laying a good, strong foundation paves the way for a smoother learning experience in the upper grades. Spelling games make learning spelling rules so much more fun.
First graders spend quite a bit of time learning how to read. They build upon reading skills that were started in kindergarten. Segementing words becomes an everyday objective when learning how to read. Some kids struggle with reading for various
When I was little, I was one of those kids who HATED math. By the time I arrived in junior high, I suffered from math anxiety, or so my teacher told my parents. I tend to agree with him, but
It seems everyone it doing it, right? Homeschooling continues to growth in popularity for many reasons. I bet you have several friends who homeschool. Have their conversations about homeschooling sparked your interest? Have you considered the pros and cons of
Summer is finally here. If you do not homeschool year round, you are set to relax a little. Maybe you have swimming, camping, biking, amusement parks, family reunions…planned. It all sounds fun doesn’t it? Summer is also a good time