• black history month,  Homeschool

    A Class Of Their Own

    This week we will focus on influential groups such as the scientists/mathematicians who inspired Hidden Figures, The Tuskeegee Airmen, the Buffalo Soldiers, and the Greensboro four. We will watch a short video, read books about their accomplishments, and do a short corresponding activity.

  • black history month,  Homeschool

    Icons & First

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Theme Book / Activity Watch:Sojourner Truth Read: Sojourner Truth Activity: Sojourner Truth Flapbook Watch: Bass Reeves Read:Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marsha Activity: Make Paper Bag Cowboy Boots Watch:Bessie Coleman (Pilot)  Read: Bessie Coleman Activity: Make a Popsicle Airplane Watch: Wendell Scott Read: Racing Against the Odds: The Story of Wendell Scott, Stock Car Racing’s African-American Champion Activity: DIY Cardboard Racecar Watch: Ruby Bridges (Brain Pop) Read: The Life of Ruby Bridges Activity: Ruby Bridges Coloring Pages\ Short Video Bible Lesson Faithfulness Trusting in Gods Faithfulness Faithful Hall of Fame Hebrews 11. Ruth/Naomi Reading Time 4 Learning Time…

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    Lessons Plans

    Full disclaimer:  I am not a  professional educator   However,  like many of you, Covid has forced me to take on the role of  “teacher”   and develop weekly “lesson plans” for my now home-schooled pre-k aged daughter, Ansley.  Using a Kindergarten assessment from Education.com as a baseline for what she needs to work on, we settled on the potpourri of programs below.   Hopefully, she will be more than ready for Kindergarten this fall.  Reading:  For reading,  we most heavily use Hooked on Phonics (the books and the app).    We have worked much of the way through the first-grade curriculum and we often supplement it with leveled readers from Learning Dynamics,  Kindle unlimited, and…

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    Goal Setting

    You are  42% more likely to achieve your goals by writing them down which is why kids need to learn from a very young age the power of setting goals as well as how to achieve them.  Each year we tape large pieces of paper onto the wall and encourage our children to write down their goals for the year.   We then review those goals, organize them into categories, and write out the steps necessary to achieve them.  We keep record of the goals in Evernote.  We periodically review the goals and it is amazing to see how many of those goals are reached over the year.  This week,…