Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Celebrate The Little Things!
I am up and armed with a cup of delicious coffee this morning. Last night was another one of those "mind running 90 miles an hour while my eyes feel like they are sandpaper" kind of nights. O_O My thoughts were on writing journals to integrate Language Arts into Science and History. So, I have decided to sit down and write some guiding questions. Another thought I have had is to create story map worksheets for my girls to complete as they work through a fictional or non-fictional book. One of the toughest challenges in reading is to summarize a book for a book report or research report. These worksheets would guide them through the chapter, integrate language arts, and support them in summarizing as well as prediction. So, two new things for my TO DO list. I will be posting the story map worksheet when I finish so you can tell me what you think! :)
One big goal that I have for this year is to create a Unit on American History. I have done quite a bit of research on curriculum for American History for my homeschoolers and I have to admit I am not jumping up and down about any of them. I have so many ideas of what I would like to see my girls accomplish this year so I thought I would work to create my own. This would be more of a guided curriculum that could be used in homeschool or even by a classroom teacher. Can't wait to get going on it! Perhaps you know of a great curriculum or resource for American History that you could share? If so, comment below! I would love to hear about them.
I hope you all have a great day!