One of my main tasks this summer was to complete my biennial reaccreditation with IEW. The process includes submitting: A summary of six hours of IEW audio lectures; My lesson plans for each of my courses; Letters of recommendation from a parent and a student; Two papers, one written at the beginning and another at … Continue reading Reaccredited!
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I have used the Thinkwave academic site for years as my online "base of operations" for Writing to Learn classes. It improves all the time! Thinkwave calls their product an "online gradebook," but it is so much more. Here are some features that I love about Thinkwave: privacy All Writing to Learn students have their … Continue reading Online Academic Site: Thinkwave
For years I have recognized the need for a pre-Level 1 class for students who are not language-ready for the work of Level 1. Many students struggle with language arts for various reasons and need extra preparation. Some have language-based learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Others simply have not stored enough language experience in their … Continue reading New for 2021-22 School Year: PREP-1!
What better love story could there be for Valentine's Day than Elizabeth and Darcy's? I have a long history with Pride and Prejudice, full of wonderful memories. I first listened to it on cassette tape on a harrowing road trip at night through the North Carolina mountains with my mother and children. It was dark … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Featured Story Chart: Pride and Prejudice
Mez Blume, author Semester 1 classes are over! We wrapped up the final classes this week with a lesson on story structure, followed by reading one of my favorite Christmas stories in each class. After reading the story, we analyzed the structure, the elements that make a story a story. Following Christmas break, we will … Continue reading Focus on Stories
I'm sorry this is such short notice, but a former student of mine, Sophie Burkhardt, who is now attending UGA pursuing a Public Relations degree, is managing a Story Writing Workshop here in Augusta this Wednesday from 10 AM to 1 PM! The presenter is Mez Blume | Author and Adventurer, a children's author. Sophie is … Continue reading Augusta, GA Story Writing Workshop!
I had several parents registered for local classes to contact me about online classes, because they are nervous about the increasing numbers of Covid cases. Since my online Level 1 and online Level 2 classes are full, I have created new online sections for both Level 1 and Level 2. The new online Level 1 will meet … Continue reading New Sections for Online Level 1 and Online Level 2 Now Open!
It's hard to believe, but the information meetings for parents of all registered students happen next week! Classes start the day after Labor Day. Online Levels 1 and 2 classes are full, as is the Tuesday Local Level 1 class. I have limited availability in the other classes. Please contact me through my Contact tab … Continue reading Information Meetings for Registered Parents Next Week! A Few Spots Still Open!
Spring Fever is breaking out! Whether you are a veteran homeschool parent or have suddenly and unexpectedly been thrust into the role, the restrictions posed by the current COVID-19 outbreak can be distressing at this time of year that is usually filled with a steadily increasing level of social events. If you feel your enthusiasm … Continue reading Need Inspiration While Under Quarantine?