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I’m NOT that Crafty Mom

Do you know how many holiday crafts we’ve done together? I’ve managed almost one every year Continue reading

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Eleven Tips for Making/Tweaking the New Homeschool Schedule

We’re 7 weeks in. And there was a surprise of the unexpected variety. It’s working. I’m ENJOYING the time with my children. I’m having more fun than I did last year. I’m actually teaching from a place of rest. (And I’ve barely gotten through the first chapter of that book…) Continue reading

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Personalized Theme Alphabet for Preschool/K

About assigning pictures/objects to a letter for its sound: it’s much more effective to have that object form the letter shape. Arrows make A, a dragon makes the D shape, etc. The image making the shape reinforces the their acquisition of the alphabet and phonics in the way kids’ brains naturally process information. Continue reading

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Making Your Homeschool Schedule (and the revelation of a circle graph)

Trying to chart our homeschool schedule just got too complicated on a linear grid. That was the sign–it wouldn’t work. I needed a new kind of schedule. Continue reading

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Classroom Management: Positive Social Motivation

I’ve already written about how I set up my classroom to teach students to encourage and respect each other, both in the context of Christian groupsĀ and public school classrooms. But setting expectations is just the beginning. How do you maintain … Continue reading

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