From the first time we dropped him off at nursery school, our son has always enjoyed going to school. Admittedly, in the earliest days, my husband and I employed a bit of “drop and run” strategy - we didn’t want to linger at the door and make it harder for him to detach. That was probably more for my sake than his, but it worked for us. While other parents struggled with … [Read more...] about Our First Three Weeks of Virtual Kindergarten = Success!
I marvel at people who actually choose to homeschool voluntarily, what on earth were they thinking? Covid-19 has forced many of us into the position of home ‘teachers,’ as well as juggling our day jobs, and the pain is very, very real. Just how are you supposed to be a mom or a dad, an employee or a boss, and a teacher all at the same time? Here are five steps that are working … [Read more...] about Home Schooling – How to Survive, Thrive and Not Lose Your Mind
Montessori. You’ve heard of it. You’ve probably misspelled it. You’ve drooled over the beautiful materials, the sweet, child-sized everything. Maybe you’ve considered implementing it with your family. But then, you started reading about it and yikes-- it sounds like you’d have to overhaul your entire life to make it work. Not only that, but it seems expensive. Like, expensive. … [Read more...] about Montessori for the Modern Mom
Most school districts across the country have decided to continue distance learning through the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. Summer programs are opting to minimize enrollment or are canceled altogether. Where does that leave you and your kiddos this summer? In many cases, the answer is, at home (again). Parents have spent the last few months during the COVID lock down … [Read more...] about Limiting Summer Slide by Strengthening Reading Habits at Home
If it isn’t enough that we are going through a national pandemic, this pandemic is requiring us to isolate ourselves and our families and treat our jobs like extreme sports as we maneuver working from home. Adding fuel to this wildfire is the challenge of homeschooling your children. Homeschooling one child presents with its challenges but having multiple children only … [Read more...] about Soothing The Frustrations Of Homeschooling During COVID-19