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A man discovered that his ax was missing, and he suspected his neighbor’s son. The boy walked like a thief, looked like a thief, and spoke like a thief. 670 more words

Spelling (or, our only formal language arts instruction)

In previous posts, I’ve talked about how L taught herself how to read – and quickly. You’ve seen evidence of her figuring out how to write. 893 more words

Mommy's Monday Worries

Happy Monday everybody!!!

I had never been a worrying nor have I ever had a reason to have fear until I have Jaxon. I worry if he will be a happy baby, or if I am going to mess him up in some way. 362 more words


Prepping for solar system fun

L has become increasingly interested in astronomy, and in particular, her love of They Might be Giants has fueled an interest in the solar system. We were trying to help her understand the concept of scale in the solar system, which is certainly a tough sell to anyone! 890 more words

Using EngageNY Common Core materials

Some people love Common Core. Some people hate Common Core. When one digs deeper, I often find that the Common Core people haven’t done a good enough job of differentiating between what is Common Core (standards), what is curriculum, and what is good implementation of either the standards and/or the curriculum. 1,020 more words

Put a Nose on It

A two-year old had been working on drawing circles, so his grandma decided to amp it up a bit.  She said, “Can you put a nose on it?”  And he did. 461 more words