homeschool, Learning Resources, Reading & Literacy

How To Teach Your Child to Read Without Stress

Over the summer I taught my five-year-old to read utilizing phonics.  Though I appreciate the expedient fluency that comes with reading with sight words, I believe every child should have a base knowledge of phonics before being taught solely to rely on memorization to read.  There is far more freedom in developing an understanding of… Continue reading How To Teach Your Child to Read Without Stress

My Personal Perspective

5 Must Read Real Life Supernatural Thrillers

I have officially started my third novel, that is yet again another memoir.  This one though has a twist, it's all about the spooky and supernatural adventures I have experienced.  I have been avoiding writing this story, but the need to tell it is so great that it has overpowered my muse and left me… Continue reading 5 Must Read Real Life Supernatural Thrillers

STEM, Themed Units

Sea Life: A One Week Homeschool Unit

It was one of our final weeks of summer as we made our final bi-weekly trip to the bookstore.  Once each of the kiddos picked out a book they wanted to take home, and I chose a book from the Ordinary People Change the World collection, we made our way to the section with education… Continue reading Sea Life: A One Week Homeschool Unit

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Why We Should Tear Down Barriers Instead of Banning Books

Living in Houston there was an understood divide between the races,  has anyone else noticed it?  Even standing at the deli counter there was a moderate space brimming with tension dividing a black and white patron and an even greater gap between the Muslim mother of three that always seemed cast off to the end… Continue reading Why We Should Tear Down Barriers Instead of Banning Books

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Who is David Copperfield?

I have a confession.  I am the worst student of literature ever.  No really, I hold a bachelors that allows me to teach young children literature and I have never read one Jane Austen or Charles  Dickens novel.  If I hear the titles I can tell you the author, but when asked any further questions… Continue reading Who is David Copperfield?