Bea’s English Garden

Bea's English Garden

Today has been really productive for me and my third grade homeschooler.  I took time out from my regular WAHM routine and focused on working with Bea on her English lapbook.  Since we are still waiting for our Science and Math books, we were able to finish our first quarter lessons for English last week, and as our output for the quarter, we decided to make a lapbook of lessons we have covered for the period. Pictured below is our project we decided to call Bea's English Garden.  Remember that we have lots of left over flower cut outs from the Teachers' Day cards?  We originally planned of putting them to good use with this project, but like any other plan, changes happen.  We stuck with the garden theme, but better ideas came up as we were working on the components. All the papers we used in this project were from our binder of printed lectures and activity notes from the past years.  We really have used so much bond paper in the past two years that I promised to just re-use them ... [ Read More ]

Teacher Mommy’s A-HA! Moment

It's my third year, and I'm still learning. For the first two years of our homeschooling journey, each time someone asks the name of our school, I just tell them we're with The Master's Academy (TMA).  Until I met Tina Rodriguez.  We met online, via Facebook, and she was in need of some pre-school materials, and I was just about ready to let go of some of mine, and so we agreed to meet so she could buy my old curriculum.  And it was during the course of our conversation that she mentioned something about giving her homeschool a name. Of course, I've read from other homeschooling blogs that they do have names for their homeschool.  I just didn't care much about giving ours a name.  Or I was too lazy to think up of something that I would actually like, long term.  So I just left it at that. And then came that A-HA! moment yesterday morning, as I was writing my status update on Facebook, and out came the Aberásturi Home Academy.  So simple, and it sounds so right.  Because every day, ... [ Read More ]