Sometimes summer seems so scorching! Resting inside on a sweltering afternoon can be a nice break from the heat. Computer games can be a tempting way to relax. A little time on the computer can even keep those basic skills from getting rusty over the summer. Computers can have a place in learning, and they can especially be beneficial for practicing skills. Continue reading
One of the great joys of teaching high school students is the wonderful literature you get to share with them. Teaching the lessons of books like Beowulf, Up From Slavery, and To Kill a Mockingbird is such a thrill. Meshing the literature and history together makes it an even richer experience. It is so much fun to see kids who thought To Kill a Mockingbird would be soooo boring, end up truly enjoying it. Here is a list of some of the favorites of my students. Enjoy! Continue reading
During their years of elementary and middle school, my boys and I loved studying the history of America – new lands, wars, pioneers, etc. There is so much wonderful American literature to experience. Such fun books for kids in grades 1-8 to read! Here is a list of books my family and others have liked. They are in chronological order, and the number after the title is the grade level. Enjoy!
Hello, summer! What a great time to go to the beach, get some organizing done, read that book that’s been on your nightstand, and relax. But soon… you might hear, “Mom, I’m bored.” Here are some entertaining ways to practice skills and have fun, too! Continue reading
When I was young, one of the highlights of my summer each year was participating in the public library summer reading program. I loved filling in the chart. Honestly, I have no idea what the reward was!
It is great fun to be a part of something and win something. This summer, have your kids join a summer reading program, or create one of your own. Continue reading