What Are Fine Motor Skills and Why Develop Them?

I’ll never forget my first day of teaching kindergarten in an inner-city school with struggling students, half of whom didn’t speak English when they walked in my classroom. As I supervised students working at the art table, I noticed that none of my students were holding their scissors correctly. Later in the day, I watched […]

Letter Hunt

Using some of our old magazines, we went on a letter hunt the first week of homeschool. Since Jonah still really needs more practice cutting, I helped cut some of the words for him (maneuvering magazines and scissors was a little difficult and frustrating) and then he cut the letters apart. Other than my minimal […]

Our Homeschool Curriculum 2012-2013

I can’t count how many people have told me that I’ve got an advantage to choosing curriculum since I was a kindergarten teacher before coming home to be with the boys. I instantly cringe because while I DO have an advantage…it is also my downfall. Because I know what I’m looking for in curriculum, I’m […]