One of the benefits of substitute teaching is the opportunity to try out new games and technology. Often, I discover new activities that work well in a co-op or a more intimate homeschool setting as well. This is just what happened in the days prior to the holiday break when I was assigned to a sixth grade classroom. Like all schools, the days leading up
Our family absolutely loves board games. While hubby and I have enjoyed games since we ourselves were kids, our passion truly developed when our children were just toddlers and we would gather annually at the home of our dear friends for an extended weekend of gaming and reminiscing. This gaming weekend would take place over Labor Day weekend and the festivities would begin on Thursday
With fall approaching us, are you, by any chance, looking for some fun indoor activities for your kids, when it is too cold to play outside? Play Pack has some wonderful and simple ideas for indoor play, and each of these will also help your kids with their gross motor development. In fact, they offer many activities that can actually help with your child’s handwriting!
Throughout my years of homeschooling we have tried many different resources, curriculum, and teaching methods. When it comes to history and science we tend to lean towards a more hands on approach. Geography has been something I have put more importance on with my children. I didn’t half appreciate the importance of geography while I was in school, and now I find it to be
Before I was a mother, I worked full-time in the public schools as a science specialist. Now that I am a homeschool mom, I coordinate numerous co-ops and group activities for our local homeschool community. I love working with youth – particularly middle school aged students. I have recently returned to the public school part time, working as a substitute teacher a few days each month.
My son began playing Minecraft a few years ago and it wasn’t long before his interest in the game led him further into the world of gaming and computer programming. For a variety of reasons, he was frustrated with the atmosphere of many of the online servers he joined. Minecraft Opens Doors About a year ago, he began hosting his own server and creating his own
I have to admit that in our early years of homeschooling I was very enthusiastic about buying educational gifts for every occasion. Therefore, we have tons, and yes I means tons of educational games in our house. Some have been and a big hit, and others not so much. One that was a favorite of all three of my children is The Allowance Game. The
Daily math lessons elicit groans from many children – my own daughter included. One way that I helped overcome the daily drudgery of math was by including math games whenever possible. RightStart’s Math Card Games Kit is our favorite resource for math fun. RightStart Math Games If you’re looking for ways to add some fun to your daily math lessons, the Math Card Games Kit