Starting reading activities

A natural progression in your reading activities together with your children is that after you read them to a passage from the story; have them paraphrase the story back to you. This will help you to understand what level of listening ability & understanding they are at, as well has help them to start building […]

How suitable is homeschooling for your child?

Many parents would love to do home schooling with their children, but are afraid to try because they aren’t sure they have the knowledge necessary to teach their children well. That’s not to say that they are necessarily against traditional schooling. However, while the traditional school is great for teaching practical skills, there are parents who are […]

Kindergarten fears

Kids nervous about the first day of kindergarten? Parents wondering what’s expected of them? Here’s a happy way out for everyone -hold a kindergarten cookout The first day of formal schooling can be a trying time for five-year-olds, their parents and the school. Fear, apprehension, anxiety, concern, tension. Not everyone feels these emotions on the […]

Kindergarten teacher: A ‘cute’ job?

This is a story by a male kindergarten teacher … A strange thing happened to me the other day. A few blocks from school I was meeting friends for coffee and a woman at a nearby table overheard me talking about my work. “That’s soooooo cute,” she said, waving her friend over. “He’s a kindergarten […]

Getting ready to go back to school

If you have kids, late July, August and early September represents over summer ending, cooler weather and fall foliage. School begins one time again for millions of kids across the country. Getting your kid prepared, irrespective of whether they are in Kindergarten or a senior in high school, is a must. Here are some tips […]

Getting-to-know-you activities

My favorite first-day-of-school activities aren’t particularly unique or creative. They are intended only for fun and to be helpful to me as I get to know my new students. Let’s jump right into our first circle activity. My name is _____, and if I were an animal I’d be a _____ because…. I demonstrate for […]

Tips for getting started with homeschooling

If you’ve made the decision to home school your children, you’re probably wondering “Now what? Where do I start?” Here are some tips to get you going down the right path to home education: Contact your state’s home group; find them by doing an internet search for “Your State” and the phrase “home schooling”. Find the local home […]