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LV Homeschooling

Since we are new to homeschooling in the Lehigh Valley (PA), I am deciding to share with you some of our finds. Organization/ Businesses Push the Rock– 4 locations, Meets different days, Fun and Fitness and Faith all in One! Price $60 for the sessions. SkyZone–  A trampoline park in Bethlehem open on 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 2-4. $8 for 60 minutes. You need … Continue reading LV Homeschooling

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30 Circle Challenge

Need to break up the day with a Challenge. Try the 30 Circles. Today I used the challenge in a classroom and students loved it. I related the circles to creative thinking and people problem solving the Black Death. Yep, I took two completely different things and combined them. This exercise can stand alone, but I love mixing activities to prove a point. First, print … Continue reading 30 Circle Challenge

Digital Vocab Practice

Today, we incorporated Vocabulary.com into our day. This program can be used in a few different ways but I took this online program as a tool for Emmit to spell then practice word meanings.     We used the The Golden Goblet Study Guide‘s vocabulary by Teacher Created Resources. I am totally enjoying this guide. I took the guide and made a student notebook which … Continue reading Digital Vocab Practice

Learning is Not Linear

So we have this book called the Children’s Writers Journal and we have been exploring different authors and their writing styles. Yesterday we studied Maurice Sendak and we were amazed to find Neil Gaiman on the spread. Yep. We just finished the Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and there he was mentioned in this book next to Maurice Sendak. Love that. Of course, I had … Continue reading Learning is Not Linear

A 5 minute Add-On

Today, we used the Flashkids Reading Comprehension workbook and took some time to study Diwali. Diwali is an Indian holiday celebrated in the fall that features lights, fireworks, and huge family gatherings. I actually didn’t know about this holiday so after reading a page and answering questions about the holiday I requested for E to do some additional research on this foreign holiday. He quickly … Continue reading A 5 minute Add-On