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Welcome to the Septembr 17th Edition of Show & Share. We look forward to enjoying what you have to share today. For Show & Share ideas and guidelines, read this post
Next time you are in a dollar or discount store, be sure to check for potential manipulatives. Don’t limit your search to just the educational supply section, also take a look in the office supply aisle, and the dollar bin area. The toy aisle might reveal manipulatives as well – think wooden alphabet blocks!
The blue foam letter squares, the letter magnets and the alphabet bingo game shown above were each found for only a dollar. I’ve also found simple file folder games and sight word strips, and even the pocket chart for one dollar. Don’t forget to look for blank sentence strips!
Next time you are at a yard or jumble sale, look for old Scrabble or other word games. Doesn’t matter if all of the pieces are there, you just need the letter tiles or word pieces. Many times these games can be had for free. That was the case with the wooden Scrabble tiles shown above. I love those Scrabble tiles because they are very sturdy and will hold up to lots of word play.
Keep your eyes peeled for cheap letter & word study manipulatives – they’re out there!
Welcome to the September 10th Edition of Show & Share. We look forward to enjoying what you have to share today. For Show & Share ideas and guidelines, read this post
Dear new homeschooling parent,
Would you mind a suggestion on getting started with homeschooling? Especially those of you with younger elementary-aged children? Okay- here it is.
Start slowly. Ease into your new schedule/lifestyle. Start with Bible, then a little bit of reading and math. Perhaps 15-20 minutes each of reading or math, and then put the books away for the day. Go for a walk, play with some Legos, paint, color – go have fun. Save the science and history and everything else for later. A week or two later, maybe a month later.
Going from “0 to 60″ in one day with homeschooling can very easily leave a new homeschooling parent feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. Just because the parent manual lists 6 subjects to be taught on the first day does not mean you have to do exactly that. The transition to homeschooling can be much easier on you and your child if you take it slow and steady.
It will all get done – trust me, it will. It just doesn’t have to all be done TODAY.
Blessings on your homeschool journey,
“The principle inculcated by the injunction, “Be kindly affectioned one to another” (Romans 12:10), lies at the very foundation of domestic happiness.
Unkindness, complaining, and anger shut Jesus from the dwelling. I saw that angels of God will flee from a house where there are unpleasant words, fretfulness, and strife.”
The Faith I Live By , 267