Wikki Stix Letters

I'm always looking for new ways to get my preschooler interested in making letters, whether through drawing, painting, Play-Doh, chalk, or writing in the steam on the shower door.  Any way to get him making letters!  He recently hit 500 on his "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" reading log, and as a reward, our local library... Continue Reading →

Chalk It Up

More handwriting practice today!  My three-year-old has really been into the Reading 1A trial course from the Ron Paul Curriculum.  He has only watched the first three videos, but he's watched each of them several times over the past five days and is asking for them, as well as Math 1A.  He is still not... Continue Reading →

Follow the Child

Just yesterday I wrote that I wasn't sure if my three-year-old was ready to try handwriting yet this summer. He's been loving with the Ron Paul Curriculum this summer, but mainly focusing on phonics, not handwriting. Then today he went outside, grabbed a piece of sidewalk chalk, and wrote an absolutely perfect capital A. This... Continue Reading →

Montessori for Free

Today I just want to briefly share with you some beautiful Montessori resources I found for free at our local public library.  All four books feature textured pages -- very similar to Montessori sandpaper cards for letters and numbers -- to encourage children to trace the images with their fingers.  The letter work book is... Continue Reading →

Going Green

When we consider the financial impact of home schooling, a lot of factors come into play.  Obviously, losing my income is the most critical, but we're also looking at savings -- tuition, daycare, the gas from my substantial commute.  The actual cost of home schooling varies widely depending on the choices you make about curriculum,... Continue Reading →

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