Bill of Rights

We are learning a lot about US History. We are enjoying reading different books, watching videos and talking about the beginnings of our country. The next document our kids will be memorizing is a short form of the Bill of Rights. I had fun creating some materials to help them in this process. I typed [Read On]

Declaration of Independence

This year we will be studying American History. We will be memorizing different pieces of literature or important documents that relate to US History. The first document we chose is a short excerpt from the Declaration of Independence. I have also created a few resources to go with this. In the link below you will [Read On]

Poetry – The Christening by A. A. Milne

This is the last poem we will be learning this school year! I can’t believe we are almost to the end of the school year! Wow! This year truly flew by! ūüôā This last poem is just a short, fun little poem about a mouse. ¬†Here is the video to help your child memorize it: [Read On]

Poetry – Where Go the Boats?

This is another sweet and wonderful poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. Did you ever play at a river or creek growing up?  I did! And we had so much fun exploring in the water, making up games, finding ways to catch fish, building with rocks, among many more creative activities we came up with. Such [Read On]

Poetry – The Land of Story-Books

Our new poem is “The Land of Story-Books” by Robert Louis Stevenson. ¬†This is another great poem that invites your imagination to run wild and picture the scenes the author describes in each stanza. ¬†I made a short video featuring this poem. My kids watch it everyday during breakfast to help them memorize it. Here [Read On]

Poetry – Merry Sunshine

We have a new poem! The author of this poem is anonymous (what a great opportunity to teach my kids a new vocabulary word). ¬†Here’s the video to go with it: My kids have enjoyed this poem a lot. They like to take turns pretending to be the child and the sun. They even change [Read On]

Poetry – Windy Nights

This week we will be learning the poem Windy Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson. Would you like to listen to it? ¬†Here’s the video: This poem allows us to introduce the concept of metaphors. ¬†I am looking forward to talking to my children about how we can use different words or nouns to describe a [Read On]

Poetry – There Once Was a Puffin

The next poem we will be memorizing is a really fun one. It tells a little story about a Puffin. Here’s the video to go with it: I have made a few sheets to go with it. The first one is the poem typed up with illustrations. The second one is a sheet with just [Read On]

The Land of Counterpane – Poetry

Another beautiful and sweet poem this week! ¬†We are working on memorizing The Land of Counterpane by Robert Louis Stevenson. ¬†I love the pictures in the book “A Child’s Garden of Verses”. ¬†I love how the picture describes the entire poem. What do you think? I made a video to go with the poem. I [Read On]

Poetry – Bed in Summer

Our new poem is Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson. My mother-in-law used to read the book “A Child’s Garden of Verses” to my husband and his sister when they were little. ¬†She had given us a copy of this book a while ago, but after moving I had forgotten about it. ¬†Recently, my [Read On]