Tag Archives: preschool education

Tot School and Kindergarten/First Grade

  Here we are, halfway through the school year and I’m just now writing  posts about what we are doing at the various levels! I guess it’s been that kind of year- tremendous busyness with lessons at home, co-op, activities, … Continue reading

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The Busy Toddler: Learns Math Skills

Lately Daisy (AKA The Busy Toddler) has been fascinated by counting. She can say her numbers in order up to ten, but only has a concept of the amounts represented by the numbers up to about six.  Anything above that … Continue reading

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The Busy Toddler: Learns Preschool Skills!

Now that we have a week of school under our belts, I’m working on figuring out just what preschool skills I want Daisy (AKA The Busy Toddler) to learn! After this many years of homeschooling with little children underfoot and … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Help Struggling Writers

We’ve all had it happen. Your students enthusiastically read the material but when it comes time to write about what they’ve read, there are blank stares, sighs, dawdling, and sometimes tears! What happened? Last night while they were supposed to … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: The Three Year Old

    He’s three and he loves to “be the kitchen helper” but what can he usefully do?   Quite a bit actually. He saves me a lot of steps! He: Fetches things- most cans have pictures so he can … Continue reading

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Invitations to Play and Learn: Kandinsky Circles

In the annals of “sometimes homeschool moms have great ideas which they plan for and then forget about” …..   I recently found a picture which I had printed out several years ago so the children could do some art … Continue reading

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Work Trays : A Montessori Tool That Works Well In The Homeschool Classroom

When I started homeschooling six years ago it was easy. The eldest child and I sat at the table while his sister took her morning nap and we did his lessons. He was (and is) a very focused individual who … Continue reading

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Invitation to Sensory Play: Playdough With Spices and Sprinkles

  Playdough is a favorite around here! I generally keep a batch where Jack and Bull can get it at any time as well as a bowl of playdough toys to experiment with. Sometimes it seems as though playdough will … Continue reading

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After My Break

So here I am- after six weeks off and lots of busyness, ready to begin regularly posting again. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the blog and its direction(s), a lot of thought on how much time I … Continue reading

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I Need A “Bossy” Planner: Well-Planned Day Planner Review and GiveAway

I am an affiliate of Home Educating Family Publishing and received a free planner to review. All opinions are entirely my own. With everything that goes on around here, is it any wonder that I sometimes can’t remember what day … Continue reading

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