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Romulus and Remus by Rudyard Kipling

Since we are studying ancient history this year, our Poetry is related to the topics we are learning about. The founding of Rome is one of the topics we will be covering in the next few weeks, so we will be memorizing the poem “Romulus and Remus” by Rudyard Kipling. I put together this video [Read On]

Phoneme Segmentation

Phoneme segmentation is just one component of Phonemic Awareness. When we talk about Phonemic Awareness, we refer to the ability of manipulating & identifying sounds in a word WITHOUT looking at printed symbols (letters, words). In order for a child to be a successful reader and decoder, he must be able to manipulate & identify [Read On]

Poetry – Laocoon’s Warning

This year we will be studying Ancient History. Some of our Poetry will be related to the History, so for the next three weeks we will focus on learning a portion of the Latin poem “The Aeneid”, translated by Robert Fagles.  We will memorize the segment where Laocoon warns the Trojans about accepting the Trojan [Read On]

My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson

We love poems by Robert Louis Stevenson. This is a very fun poem for kids. So we decided to work on memorizing this piece of poetry.  I found an animated video of the poem and my kids love watching it. Here are some of the resources I created to go with the poem. 1. Written [Read On]

Poetry – The Squirrel

Hello readers! The first poem we will be memorizing this year is a short, fun poem. I found that it can have two different titles. Some people have titled it “The Squirrel”, while others have titled it “Whisky, Frisky”. The author is anonymous. I made a short video with the pictures I used in the [Read On]