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A sign of the times

One day last week I discovered my son doesn’t know how to read cursive writing. I had asked him to give me some snack ideas since it seems he’s become quite bored with what I’ve been buying lately. 655 more words


The learning abyss

Everyday I’m learning more and more about myself. This journey I’m on begins to take on more meaning with each day. I’ve come to realize that homeschooling my son isn’t just about him. 324 more words


TACOS Anyone?

Fortunately for me, my school district sends teachers to an AP Institute every other summer put on by College Board. In 2012, I attended one in Plano, TX and enrolled in a Pre-AP U.S. 541 more words

Primary Sources

Writing your own textbook isn't as scary as you think . . .

Well, it’s a little scary . . . but the rewards outweigh the scariness, I promise!

Our social studies department has been working for the past year to come up with a new curriculum that replaces textbooks from a publishing company. 645 more words

Lesson Plans

Chicken Foot

A great activity I like to use with my students is called “Chicken Foot”.

  1. They love the name.
  2. It’s a good way to teach students to pick out the main points of a text, primary source document, picture, etc.
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Historical Thinking

Why study history? A 3rd day of school lesson....

Blogs this time of the year are full of wonderful ideas for the first day of school. I would like to share with you a lesson that I do on the 3rd or 4th day of school after all procedural things are taken care of. 199 more words

Historical Thinking

Our new journey

This wouldn’t be the first blog I’ve ever started, but I hope that this becomes the last. I am embarking on a new journey. One of self-improvement and one of homeschooling mama. 392 more words