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Victor The Van

Victor The Van


Posted on Dec 19, 2015

Updated from original publication on October 23, 2015, as part of the series called 31 Days of Methods In Madness. To read all the articles in the series click here.     As a writer and homeschooling mom of a kindergartener, I’ve wanted to write a pre-k to 1st-grade vocabulary word laced short story. I wanted to include coloring pages to correspond to the key vocabulary words.   I finally did just that about a character of sorts...

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Day 25 Method: Xylophone

Day 25 Method: Xylophone


Posted on Oct 25, 2015

  Today, I’m going to take a little creative license. I’m on the 24th letter of the Alphabet in my 31-day writing challenge.   X   for Xylophone     I remember learning to read around 4 years of age. My mother used Phonics to teach me. My workbook contained letters of the alphabet with words under each letter. There seemed to be no shortage of words for each letter of the alphabet until we go to the letter X.  I only...

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Day 10 Method: I Words

Day 10 Method: I Words


Posted on Oct 10, 2015

    Now that I’m homeschooling, I’m always looking for good teaching tools. Since my girls are currently 3 & 5 years of age, I still get good use out of ABCMouse.com. I also use supplemental materials such as books for Math, Language Arts, Science, Geography and even Social Skills. I still utilize teaching apps. And from time to time I look online for activity pages the girls can draw on or color as they are learning....

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50 Songs To ACTIVEate Your Kids

50 Songs To ACTIVEate Your Kids


Posted on Sep 5, 2015

    My oldest daughter just started Kindergarten. In preparation, we attended an annual program held at the kid’s museum in our area. Even though I’ve chosen to homeschool my daughter, I still wanted her to participate in the program for the day.     The staff encouraged the kids to get their own library card.  They attended a morning circle group. They participated in PE class. They rode a school bus. They went through a...

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Top 10 STEM Toys & Games

Top 10 STEM Toys & Games


Posted on Aug 22, 2015

    You’ve probably heard the acronym STEM before.  Have you wondered what it means?   STEM represents Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  There is a renewed interest in focusing on these core subjects in educational settings.  There are schools dedicated to advancing students in STEM. And the aim is to teach students how these subjects relate not only to each other but most especially how to make real world...

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Barbie Goes Cottage Chic

Barbie Goes Cottage Chic


Posted on Aug 8, 2015

  Driving out of my neighborhood one morning, I spotted a Barbie dollhouse.  It was old, it was simple, and it was emblazoned with the Barbie logo…but it was only $5!  I couldn’t pass it up.  My husband and the neighbor’s son walked it over to our driveway, and the transformation began.  The dollhouse went from Retro Barbie Glam to Cottage Chic.     I’m not a DIY’er.  I’d like to be, but...

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