In the last few weeks of our grammar class, we have learned about indirect objects, direct objects, objects of the preposition, object complement nouns, and object complement adjectives. My students can figure some of these out when the pattern is predictable, but are they able to apply what they learned when the sentence patterns are
How do you keep the kids from going stir-crazy while waiting at the doctors’ office, while waiting in the car, or while they are bored somewhere that is not too kid-friendly? Here are top five educational games we do, that require little if any props: The classic Eye Spy Game. Take turns ‘spying’ an object in
Does it seem odd to you to teach probability during our science experiment time? It seems more like a math topic, right? Science and math are truly integrated (chemistry, physics, etc all involve math). However, it helps to know how science and probability are connected. Understanding odds helps us in the discussion of origins. During
Since we refer to our 100 chart so often, I laminated it. Here are a few of the fun ways we do math – hands on and using visuals to make math concepts come alive. Counting! Of course, you can use it for counting. Point to the numbers as you go. But, to make it
Before teaching grammar, I had never heard of object complement nouns or object complement adjectives. I didn’t recognize it as a sentence pattern. But when I had to teach it, I realized these sentences were EVERYWHERE. To me, the funny one was “These pretzels are making me thirsty!” My kids recognize this from the TV
[This post includes affiliate links.] “Dump trucks are good at dump, dump, dumping, carrying heavy loads, lifting and tipping, out fall the rocks, CRASH, rumbling and tumbling, they can work all day. These words are stuck in my head! Why? These are the words my three year old chants all the time, from her library
Learning Latin for Cycle 3, Semester 2, our community is using this song to help us learn John 1 in Latin. If you have 5th and 6th graders, I would recommend looking at this article. It has ideas for preparing your kids for Challenge, especially in the areas of Latin and Geography. I have
Morning Time has been a popular topic among moms as of late. How do we get our day off to a good start?
My homeschool is not super structured and for awhile our mornings have been more like “survival time.” I found myself starting the day by turning on the TV just so everyone would leave me alone while I got breakfast going.
But over Christmas break, I became convicted about establishing better habits and better routines. I’m also aware that starting new habits and giving up old ones is HARD. It’s a spiritual battle as well.
What to do on those cold winter day? Too cold to go outside or really to even go anywhere (especially with all the sickness going around). But the kids need to run off some energy. And you don’t really want them running through the house or bouncing off the walls. This ABC mat, rather unexpectedly,
These are the sentences I used for my Essentials (grammar 4th-6th graders) class. These sentences are complex, imperative. Caroline, send Hadassah a text message about the assignment when you have finished it. Charlotte, bring your friend Hannah a pillow because she looks sleepy. Ben, send Kyle a postcard when you arrive. Make me an offer