Do you remember learning how to spell? I have vague memories of spelling lists and spelling bees. We’d line up against the chalkboard, and one by one find our way back to our seats. I was usually the first in the class to sit down. Like math, spelling was something I believed you were either […]
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!
Getting teenagers to read, let alone read for pleasure, can be a challenge. One of my favorite and sometimes MOST difficult tasks as an English teacher was helping my students find a book they wanted to read. Some kids love to read, but most kids I’d venture to say, won’t pick up a book unless they […]
Welcome to the October Love to Learn Blog Hop! I don’t know about you, but I love the beginning of a month. All the possibilities. The invitation to start a new, think about what is working, what’s not, what we might want to add more of or put on hold. My family likes to hike […]
On more than one occasion, I’ve witnessed Stephenie Meyer’sTwilight series lead a struggling reader into proficiency. The year the series became popular, it received a lot of criticism for being poorly written, but I couldn’t get my hands on enough copies. My students begged me to stay in for lunch so they could eat in […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]