Magic Monday: Rainbow Crow

Rainbow Crow is one of the most beautiful books featured in our American History program: Indigenous People of North America and Hawai’i. In this Lenape legend, Crow goes to the sun and brings fire back to Earth to save all the animals from a bitter winter. As a go-along for this story, making Rainbow Crow as scratch art felt like the perfect pairing.

Middle School – The Lost Years

As a first-time homeschool parent, middle school freaked me out. As a result, neither my oldest child nor I enjoyed her middle school years. I’m now older and wiser and can tell you what you really need to know about how to teach middle school at home.

The Joy of Found Lessons

One of my favorite parts of homeschooling is when we randomly stumble into a lesson. I like the joy of learning about something that was not part of the lesson plans and the wonder it creates for my kids. Found lessons involve taking a risk, setting aside plans and learning what life has brought into your day.

Making Math Fun!

Math education has almost ruined math for more kids than we can count. Kids today are pushed to do math skills that their brains aren’t ready to do. So they think that they are bad at math when, in fact, they need to learn the way kids are supposed to learn. Through play!