Let's just step back in the past for just a moment for our hearts to melt over a tiny B who dreamed of growing up to be a brave knight. <3 https://www.instagram.com/p/cw9UvqIBfz/ I believe that for a student to understand instead of memorize a concept, they must first develop a curiosity for it, and then… Continue reading An Introduction to Innovation for Kids
This summer we will be traveling around the world; in preparation, we needed to review our global basics! What are the continents? What are landforms? What does the word culture mean? I asked the kids over Spring Break what topics and concepts they would like to explore this summer, Li'l A was quick to answer… Continue reading Continents and Landform- Geography for Kids
A week (well three days) focused on the late and great Frida Kahlo for toddlers to elementary!
This week was a gigantic success. With a combination of various forms of mediums, repetition, and hands-on experiences I was amazed at just how much my two and four years old grasped about a culture so brilliantly different from our own. I was nervous going into this week that this was too advanced, that it… Continue reading Native American Culture Study
Today I really wanted the girls to understand the importance of the women in the Shoshone culture. I wanted them to understand their strength and their extreme contributions to the great moves and travels. The women facilitated the role of mother, farmer, cook, architect, and hauler. While the men placed their lives on the line,… Continue reading Day Four: Shoshone The Nomads
Native American culture cannot all be defined by the understanding of a single tribe nor can it be understood from the study of two. But for the sake of time and the attention of my audience I feel like two tribes on opposite sides of the continent is a great way to introduce the varying… Continue reading The Shoshone Tribe Lesson: Native American Themed Unit
Today I celebrated. So much information learned yesterday, and so much of that information was retained into today which allowed for an even deeper understanding of the Powhatans. Circle Time: During circle time today, I pulled out instruments played by the Powhatan people. From flutes to shakers, the girls really enjoyed getting some wiggles out… Continue reading Day Two: Hunting and Gathering
When the Native American Unit first occurred to me, I at first shook it off, I thought to myself, no it's too advanced for them. Then I thought back, well what sort of activities did I do for B during his four-year-old summer, and I realized B already had the planets of the solar system… Continue reading Day One: The Way of the Powhatans