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]

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]

La Ropa – Clothing

Hello readers! We are on our final stretch for this school year! We have a few weeks left.  We are getting started on our last topic in Spanish class. We will be learning a few vocabulary words for clothing. Here’s the video with the vocabulary/pronunciation: At the bottom of the post, you will be able [Read On]

Las Profesiones – Community Helpers

The next topic we are learning in Spanish Class is the vocabulary for Community Helpers (Las Profesiones). Here is the video to help you with pronunciation. 🙂 If you need some sheets for practice and review, you will be able to download them at the bottom of this post. Let me tell you what’s included [Read On]

La Comunidad – The City

In the next couple of weeks, we will be learning basic vocabulary in Spanish for the city (our community). Here’s the video to help you with the vocabulary and pronunciation. I made a couple of sheets to go with the video and topic. I always like to make a sheet that has all the vocabulary [Read On]

The New Colossus

The next poem we will be memorizing is The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus. We have read a few books about the history of the Statue of Liberty, watched videos, looked at pictures and articles online. We have learned a lot the past few weeks. I love how much I get to learn as a [Read On]