Homeschooling Kindergarten Math

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Blog Business & E-book Winner

I have a few pieces of blog business to announce, but I'm sure you are most interested in knowing the winner of the e-book "Nuturing Creativity: A Guide for Busy Moms" by Renee Tougas. If you didn't win or didn't notice the drawing, I highly recommend that you buy the e-book from Renee.  It's only … Continue reading Blog Business & E-book Winner

How I’ve Taught Kindergarten Reading

  I’ve written a lot about how I haven’t pressed too much formal learning on my five-year-old.  I believe playing, fostering his imagination, and letting him acquire a love of stories and books is the most important part of Kindergarten. I tried short, formal lessons though, and it worked for a while, but now I’ve … Continue reading How I’ve Taught Kindergarten Reading

Nurturing Creativity and A Free Give-Away

Notes: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on March 21, 2012.  To read the details of this give-away, please scroll to the bottom of the page.  (UPDATE:  GIVE-AWAY IS NOW CLOSED.) I was flattered recently when my favorite blogger, Renee Tougas, asked me to contribute a few words to her first mini e-book titled, “Nurturing … Continue reading Nurturing Creativity and A Free Give-Away

Free Give-Away This Week for Creative Moms

Just a quick note to give y'all a heads-up!  Later this week I'll be offering a free give-away for creative moms who need a little inspiration and practical advice on how to make time for creative pursuits.  I'm able to offer this because one of my favorite bloggers is giving me something special to share … Continue reading Free Give-Away This Week for Creative Moms

Intentional Reading Using Georgia’s PINES Online Library Catalog

This is a follow-up to my previous post Fostering a Book Time Ritual. Libraries I love the library.  What homeschooler does not like the library!?  However, I noticed over the past year that we were not going to the library as much as I had imagined we would when I started to have children.  Play … Continue reading Intentional Reading Using Georgia’s PINES Online Library Catalog

Fostering a Book Time Ritual

You may also be interested in these posts: How I've Taught Kindergarten Reading  and  Homeschooling Reading and Language Arts for Kindergarten/1st Grade I think the most important part of an education is allowing children to develop a love of books.  Through books children will learn.  This is why it’s one of my main priorities, and … Continue reading Fostering a Book Time Ritual

Just for Fun: The Five-year-old’s Hot Picks

Note: This column appeared in the Barrow Journal on March 7, 2012. Writing a weekly column can be challenging because I have to come up with a new topic every week.  Sometimes the ideas keep flowing and other times I come up empty.  It’s then that I turn to my family and ask, “What should I … Continue reading Just for Fun: The Five-year-old’s Hot Picks

Homeschooling a Kindergartener with a Toddler in the House

a follow-up to my series Homeschooling a Preschooler with a Baby in the House Note:  * denotes that I’ll follow-up on that topic in a future post. If it's underlined, click it - that means I've followed-up! The first thing I’d like to clarify is that every family has to find what works best for … Continue reading Homeschooling a Kindergartener with a Toddler in the House