Tips for Teaching preschoolers

One of the biggest gifts to homeschool Ransom this year- other than Pinterest (ha!) has been Ransom’s piano teacher. When we first set about having Ransom start piano this year, my goal was to feed his natural musical talent without quenching any enjoyment. Well, from watching Ms Sharon in his lessons as well as following…

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Dinosaur Week

This week was a really crazy week mentally for me- we had something going on nearly every evening until late-and that was hard for this pregnant mama. I am feeling the end of this pregnancy more and more. But, in the midst of all that busyness we had some really good homeschool times! In fact, some of…

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Water Week

  This week in homeschooling we returned to the right order of the Creation Story and studied “water”. I knew this week was going to be a bit crazy since we were adding Soccer practice into the mix two days a week so I didn’t plan quite as many activities and no outing….although with this…

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Garden Week

This last week our Homeschool theme was “Gardens”…I can’t remember now why I jumped ahead and did my garden theme early-instead of staying with my creation story theme…it didn’t matter too much to Ransom, who knows the story of Adam and Eve well and seemed to not be bothered by jumping ahead to God’s creation…

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Planets Week

Not long ago my mom told me that her favorite part of teaching was the planning which I totally didn’t buy because I’ve seen her in the classroom and she’s a great mix of entertainment/sarcasm/love….but as I’ve jumped into the deep end of homeschool this year I’ve realize that I also find great calm and…

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Bird Week

This week was “Bird Week” at the Wilson house….I had some pretty grand plans but not all of them made their way into reality-however, I’m coming to learn that EVERY week is different around here and I should give us all as many “free passes” as possible. At the end of most days I try…

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Rainbow Week

I wrote a post earlier this week about my low expectations after Justice is born-but what I may not have made clear is that my expectations PRE-Justice’s birth have also taken a significant nose dive! hahah! I think you’ll probably see a pretty radical downward spiral in regards to these Homeschool Theme posts in the…

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Teeth Week

Monday started off like this: Me ( in a fake perky voice) : “Ransom, this week our school theme is “teeth!” Ransom ( in a grumbly voice): “All there is to know about teeth is: BRUSH YOUR TEETH! That’s it. Done.” So yes, this week was a bit rough- I had to carry my spanker…

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Autumn Week

I tell you all this to say that when I planned for this week’s homeschool theme to be “Fall” I really thought I would be able to pull it off in style just through shear will and the use of well-placed fall decor. I think I was wrong. Sure, we got off to a pretty good start-the…

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