Reading Reflections: Reading Books in a Series

Family Sharing: Hank the Cowdog has been a favorite series for many families.Whether used as a read-aloud in their homes or used as an audio on the road, this seriesbrings strong characterization and delightfully humorous situations. Discuss: “Whichbooks have we shared as a family read aloud did you like the best?” *Invite everyoneto share. FamilyContinue reading “Reading Reflections: Reading Books in a Series”

Kitchen Math: Falling into Recipes of Goodness

Today’s kitchen math discussion: “What do you notice?” Next Inquiry: “What don’t you know?” Investigation: Materials: paper/pencils/colored pencils/crayons or family learning journals (back of journal). Remind them to turn to the next available page and date it. Ask them to write the name for today’s kitchen math. Inquire: “What would you need from your pantry for today’s ham & cheese scones?”;  “What if there wasContinue reading “Kitchen Math: Falling into Recipes of Goodness”

Sunday Reflections: Wisdom & Knowledge

Family meals… Family Learning… Family Sharing… Family Growing… Blessings! Around the table today ask each person why Prov 2:7 and Prov 4:7 speaks to our daily walk? If our actions speak louder than words… then how does our trusting the promise of God’s Wisdom direct us and our respect towards others? Next read and discuss Proverbs 2:7 and 4:7. *Let everyone share without interruptions, explain thatContinue reading “Sunday Reflections: Wisdom & Knowledge”

Inking Thoughts: A Summer Time Verse

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: Discuss everyone’s favorite summer memory. Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill. Reading and Writing Connection: “Today you willContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: A Summer Time Verse”

Reading Investigations: Summer Memories… Favorite Book!

Making the family connection: Discuss: “What was your favorite book that you have read this summer?” Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill. Today’s literaryContinue reading “Reading Investigations: Summer Memories… Favorite Book!”

Reading Investigations: Summer Memories

Family Sharing: Invite everyone to share the slide above. Discuss how illustrations help to guide your comprehension while you are reading? Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill. Guided enquiry: Read and discuss the learning targets for today’sContinue reading “Reading Investigations: Summer Memories”

Kitchen Math: End of Summer Yum!

Today’s kitchen math discussion: “What do you notice?” Next Inquiry: “What don’t you know?” Investigation: Materials: paper/pencils/colored pencils/crayons or family learning journals (back of journal). Remind them to turn to the next available page and date it. Ask them to write the name for today’s kitchen math. Inquire: “How would you decide which end of summer snack to make for today?”;  “How would your choiceContinue reading “Kitchen Math: End of Summer Yum!”