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June 5, 2012

Not sure what your child should be reading this summer?  Here are some websites that give you some ideas about what books your child can read based on their grade/reading level.  Remember that children should be reading books on their level (or "just right" books) most...

December 16, 2011

This fall, Mrs. Dawn's class did an Author Study on Eric Carle.  He's written and illustrated so many wonderful children's books.  Eric Carle has a unique way of illustrating his books by painting and cutting tissue paper.  Mrs. Dawn's class tried it themselves after...

October 20, 2011

Watching a child learn to read is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences as a teacher.  It never gets old!  Andexcitement is in the air in the K-1 class, as many of the children are in the beginning stages of reading. 

In our class, we've been...

October 1, 2011

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Charlotte Mason once said, "...to introduce children to literature is to install them in a very rich and glorious kingdom, to bring a continual holiday to their doors, to lay before them a feast exquisitely served."  Using "living" books to educate...

May 22, 2011

I know I've said before how hard it is to find books that my school girls haven't read yet.  We've read some wonderful ones this year, like this one and this one.  I wanted to share with you the one that we recently finished,  The Wheel on the School, by...

October 22, 2010

We recently just finished this book at school - The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh, and I had to share it with you.  I had never read it before, but had seen it on many book lists (and on the Newbery Honor Book list as well, so you know it's going to be a qu...

September 22, 2010

 

This is my fourth year of having our little school in our house.  Every year it can be a challenge as I try to come up with new curriculum, new subjects to study, new authors to discover, and new books to read.  My favorite of all of those of course is finding good,...

May 22, 2010

 

Today at school, just as we did this time last year, we set our butterflies free.  We've been watching them in the different stages of their life cycle  and enjoying every minute of it!  We had one or two that had some trouble with their wings, which actually worked o...

February 7, 2010

Everyday at school I always look forward to the time for our read-aloud.  This is a time where the girls can grab some blankets, lay down, get comfy, and just relax and listen.  In the past three years (since I started the school), we've read some wonderful chapter boo...

April 10, 2009

 

This week at school (which  meets at my house, or in my basement to be exact) we've begun planting our vegetable garden (tomatoes, beans, lots of different kinds of peppers) and flower garden (from the zinnia and cosmo seeds westarted weeks ago).  I have been waiting...

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