Supplementing Cycle 1

[This post contains affiliate links.] There’s a lot of discussion out there about what to add to your curriculum.  Are the children getting enough?  Will they be ready for Challenge (or college!)?  What can I do for morning time? or read alouds? or living books?  what about writing? what about Latin? I’m really about keeping


Diagramming Verbals in Scripture

To wrap our English grammar (Essentials) class, we are going to look at a few Scripture verses.  I picked a few verses that incorporate many things that we have learned: various sentence patterns verbals – gerunds, participles, and infinitives clauses noun of direct of address and imperatives Since the verses are long, I typed them

Can You Identify These Sentence Patterns?

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

Probability Resources

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