Card Games to Play with Kindergarteners and Pre-Schoolers

I have always loved to play cards. In fact, for my seventh birthday, my parents bought me 32 decks of cards!!* So, I have been anxiously awaiting the time when my kids are old enough to enjoy a game of cards with me. Crazy 8s. The time has come where now two of my girls

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

Diagramming Complex Sentences

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

CC Cycle 3, Getting the Most out of Your Second Semester

Let’s get this semester of CC Cycle 3 off to a great start!! In order to make the most of second semester for Classical Conversations Cycle 3, you need to have a plan.  This plan should include Intentional, strategic review Creating connections with the material beyond rote memory Learning related facts for each subject Application

Do You Know Where It Happened? Geography/History Quiz

Take this quiz to test your geography/history knowledge!     Why Should We Bother to Learn Dates? Printable Date Cheat Sheet and Reasons why learning History dates and facts is worth the effort. Read More Take Another Quiz Test your knowledge with another quiz. Read More Other History Resources Timeline, History and Geography Connections Read