Am I the only one experiencing a bad case of summeritis? I've heard of children showing signs of it but this homeschool momma has it full blown! The weather is just perfect right now in SWFL and I want to be at the pool or the beach with my kids, not at our kitchen table completing school work gazing outside my windows. So this is the time of year that I have to pull out all of my "back-up teaching tools" to keep their (and my) enthusiasm going
strong, well, just going. :)
This sign was made by my sweet blogging buddy, Miss Kindergarten
Isn't it just adorable?
Today my kids were writing adventure stories so I decided to try something different. Instead of having them write their stories on regular writing paper, we created books without any glue, tape, or staples. Yes, it is possible! I found this tutorial on You-Tube on how to make a simple book with only a sheet of paper and scissors. Instead of using a standard size sheet of paper like in the video, we used a large sheet of construction paper to make bigger and thicker pages. The kids thought it was very cool! They even spent extra time on their stories, which turned out wonderful! See how a different approach to teaching can spice up learning? I just love that!
There is another video on how to do this that I saw months ago but I couldn't find it today. If you know the link, please leave me a comment. Thanks!