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Curiosity Encouraged is a resource for parents and teachers who want to foster a love of learning in their homes and classrooms. Created by a classroom teacher turned homeschooler, no matter how your children learn, you'll find resources to encourage curiosity!

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How to Help Your Children Love Math When You Don’t

How to Help Your Children Love Math When You Don’t

When I started homeschooling my children, I knew math was an area I’d struggle to help my them enjoy, let alone learn, if I didn’t create a new experience for myself. I used to think I wasn’t a math person. Years of Ds and Fs in school can give someone that idea. As a student, […]

A Math Handbook | A Student Created Resource to Guide Their Learning

A Math Handbook | A Student Created Resource to Guide Their Learning

Math is one of the subjects I struggled with in school. Never hands on or student centered, I was often confused or just starting to understand a concept when we were moving on to something new. When we started to homeschool, I knew I wanted my kids to have a different story with math. I […]

Love to Learn Blog Hop | September

Love to Learn Blog Hop | September

I’ve closed myself in my office. An hour. I wish it was more, but I chose to sleep in today. I’m breathing in doTerra’s Peace. The window is open. It’s chilly this morning. It feels good. I’m ready for cooler weather. The leaves of the hickory and beech trees have yet to change, but I […]

What’s Your Code Word? Code 7 – Cracking the Code for an Epic Life- Review

What’s Your Code Word? Code 7 – Cracking the Code for an Epic Life- Review

My kids and I sat down at the kitchen table to begin our morning together. Between bites of egg and sips of coffee, I try to read with them every morning. On this morning we were beginning a new book, Code 7, Cracking the Code for an Epic Life. I read the title. Code 7, Cracking the Code […]

Creating Routines to Begin and End | Transitions that Calm & Help Children Learn

Creating Routines to Begin and End | Transitions that Calm & Help Children Learn

I used to have a reoccurring nightmare a few days before school started. I’d walk into my classroom and instantly lose my ability to see. In my dream, I’d try to pretend everything was normal, but the students would soon discover that wasn’t the case, and all hell would break loose. I’m pretty sure those […]

Back to School Activities For the Classroom and Home | Build Community & Encourage a Love of Learning

Back to School Activities For the Classroom and Home | Build Community & Encourage a Love of Learning

The first week of school was always one of my favorite weeks to teach. We created routines, talked about what we were going to learn, shared our interests, and got to know each other. It was important my students and I used our first days together to set the stage for what was to come. […]

Talking to My Children About Racism | When I Don’t Have the Answers

Talking to My Children About Racism | When I Don’t Have the Answers

The recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, the president’s words and actions (or lack there of), the history of hate that continues to be written in our country is waking up in me the urgency of dialogue and education. I’m realizing there are conversations about race and ethnicity that can no longer wait until my children […]

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