Is high school too late to learn to spell well? Absolutely NOT. Spelling is one of those skills that even adults should work on. Spelling doesn’t come naturally to everyone, and when you have a child with learning disabilities it can become an ongoing struggle. My boys have plodded along, correcting the spellings that I […]
At the beginning of the school year, I always give my boys a diagnostic spelling test. The curriculum we use provides monthly diagnostic tests which are useful for pinpointing problem areas. They are also a great way to gauge their progress. I was very disappointed to learn that they really didn’t make much progress in […]
While struggling with a child who has a language delay, accommodations have to be made. Some kids are more visual, others auditory, while still others need to manipulate their world. My son is visual/auditory, AND needs to be DOING in order to get it. This is tough! Sound confusing? Let me explain. It can take […]
Spelling is another one of those skills that parents often worry about but I’m going to let you in on a little secret..I don’t! SPELLING! Did you just jump? Get the willies? Are you skeered? I don’t even make my kids memorize spelling lists or give spelling tests. Is that scandalous? Is that okay? Well, […]
If you’ve reached the end of your school year, and you’re re-evaluating your curriculum, join the club. 🙂 I am always in a state of evaluation. What works, what isn’t working, and what might just help… all are questions we ask ourselves, whether we are home schooling moms or moms of kids who are just out for the summer.
I think that when it comes to teaching Language Arts, I am a creature of habit. I have used the same curriculum for almost the entire duration of our 12 homeschooling years. We just finished up our spring break, which was the entire month of April. School started for us again on Monday, and we’re […]
Mrs. M and I were both on staff for the See You After the Pole United rally on Wednesday night, and she told me she would call me Thursday, which she did. (The rally, by the way, was absolutely fantastic, with 809 students in attendance from 18 churches!! Worship was amazing, the speaker was a […]