How To Read Aloud: Part 1

LauraAll Posts, Early Elementary Education, Kindergarten, Motherhood

One of the reasons I love homeschooling is because it gives us so much time to read, read, read! How valuable the hours have been sitting at the kitchen table or snuggled up in the rocking chair with my daughters and some good books. I’ll tell ya what, though, I’d be sunk if I didn’t enjoy the process of reading … Read More

A Fireflyologist

LauraAll Posts, Early Elementary Education, Farm Life, Kindergarten

Enjoy the remaining summer evenings by joining the firefly watch! The Museum of Science in Boston is asking regular folks like you and me (and our firefly-loving kids) to observe the fireflies that frequent our habitats. We typed in our first field journal entry tonight. The website provides a simple explanation of the differences in color, flash pattern, and behaviors … Read More

Lamination in the Nation

LauraAll Posts, Early Elementary Education, Kindergarten

Thanks to a tip from Carissa at 1+1+1=1, I scored a deal on a laminator! (Who needs a teaching certificate when she can just buy a laminator?! I will always remember the laminated cards that my kindergarten teacher used to flip and flap against one another, making that perfect laminated sound… In fact, it was one of the first things … Read More