Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Language Arts Curriculum

My life is busy, but I've been having trouble finding a language arts curriculum that I really like, is low maintenance, and goes with my children's learning styles. So, I made videos. It's a recording of me actually teaching the lessons. I also have notebooking pages to go with them. It's a work in progress. I do them in 6 week sessions.

How does this work? Watch one video a week and then use the notebooking pages during the week.

1st 6 weeks for 2nd grade:
youtube videos found here
Packet to go with it is here

Wk 1 - Who, what, when, why, where and how in literature
Wk 2 - Informational Texts
Wk 3 - Long and short vowel sounds
Wk 4 - Find the central message
Wk 5 - Who, what when, where, why, and how in informational texts
Wk 6 - Vowel Teams

Monday, June 15, 2015

LDS and the new Cub Scout Program

I am working with a new program for school and wanted to see how it worked. I had to do this presentation at our LDS Scouting Forum a couple months ago so thought I'd try it with it and see how it went. LOL! I'm also posting it here to see how it would work for that as well. :) So, here is my presentation. The kids are coughing and talking to me and my hair is crazy, but whatever. This is my life. :)

Monday, June 8, 2015

Licensed to Create

Wouldn't this be amazing? Think of how awesome our schools would be if we could adapt this into our education system.

Stereotyping... BOO!!

So, a page I follow posted this article on Facebook.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller

I think all homeschool families should read this. While, yes, this is written for the classroom, we are applying it to the homeschool world as well.