Poetry – A Model of Christian Charity

Our History studies will bring us to the beginnings of our country. In Poetry, we have chosen to memorize a few excerpts of the sermon delivered by Governor John Winthrop.  At the time, he was the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. This sermon was delivered aboard the Arbella. I love the absolute truths delivered [Read On]

Zoo Animals – Animales del Zoológico

The new topic in our Spanish class is Zoo Animals! Kids naturally love animals and are interested in learning about them. We will learn the name of eight different animals. Some of these words are very easy to learn since they sound so similar to English. I made a short video to help you and [Read On]

A Mighty Fortress is Our God – Poetry

During the next three weeks, my Kindergarten class will be memorizing the first two stanzas of the hymn “A Mighty Fortress” by Martin Luther. We will be studying about Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation in our History, so we thought it would line up perfectly to memorize this old hymn. I found a really [Read On]

Beowulf

This year we will be studying Medieval and Renaissance Era in our History curriculum. Some of our Poetry will be related to that era.  Our co-op will be memorizing a couple of excerpts from “Beowulf”. Last week, we spent some time reading about Beowulf, watching some videos and having some discussion about what this poem [Read On]

Attendance Record

Hello everybody! It is back to school time! We started last week and we are all adjusting well to the routine. With school starting it is time to get forms, records, binders, and paperwork ready for the school year. I wanted to redo the attendance sheet I have been using, so that’s what I did [Read On]

Mark Antony’s Speech in Julius Caesar

The next piece of Poetry we will be memorizing with our kids is an excerpt from Mark Antony’s Speech in the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Our kids are enjoying it, specially watching the short video I created.   I also created some worksheets to help my kids memorize it. I typed the poem [Read On]

Doubles Math Facts

This week we will be introducing the Doubles Facts in our Kindergarten room at our local homeschool group. As I was preparing for the lesson, I looked all around the web for more ideas. I ran into this wonderful idea by Jenae over at I Can Teach My Child. She cut out circles to represent [Read On]

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]