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?
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This is the time of year when homeschool teachers everywhere start to take stock of what has been accomplished during the year. Was it all worth it? Will it "work?" I bet we all need EXTRA encouragement right now with everything so crazy. I sure do! So I was thrilled last night to receive a … Continue reading And Now, a Word from a Student…
I've just finished the last class of the week. All class sessions were conducted through Zoom and we had a great time! All of the students had positive attitudes and I think everyone was happy to be able to get together for some online learning and socializing with classmates! One of my Level 3 writing … Continue reading First Week of 100% Online Classes Was a Success!
Today was the first day of transitioning to all online classes. We have our first two documented cases of coronavirus here locally. I already teach several online classes for distance students. For my local families' peace of mind and to support public health initiatives at this time, I have temporarily converted all local classes to … Continue reading First Day of Online Transition
UPDATE: As of today, in the interest of public health and peace of mind, all local classes will meet on Zoom instead of in my home. I'm thrilled to be able to offer this service to my writing families! Here in Augusta, Georgia and the surrounding Central Savannah River Area, there has not been a … Continue reading Writing to Learn in spite of the Coronavirus
We are in the literary analysis section in Level 1; the students write a book review based on the story structure of a novel of their choosing from a list I provide. After they have analyzed their novels, I provide students with a complete story chart to use for writing the review. I have just … Continue reading New Story Charts!
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By writing quickly we are not brought to write well, but by writing well we are brought to write quickly.Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, AD 95 After our five week break, all classes are back to work! Level 1 transitioned from fall semester's focus on non-fiction writing to story writing, which is preparing them for understanding story … Continue reading Semester 2: Full Steam Ahead!
I just discovered a wonderful article about overusing parentheses. I have seen more parentheses in student writing this year than I ever remember. Mark Twain, who is credited with a great many statements he did not actually say, reportedly felt about parentheses as I do: "A parenthesis is evidence that the man who uses it does … Continue reading What’s Wrong with Parentheses?