You don’t have to be at home to get in a good preschool lesson. Letters, numbers, shapes and colors are EVERYWHERE! Even at the tail end of a grocery shopping trip with FOUR BOYS. By the time I roll up to the check-out line with my four angels, things are usually pretty crazy. Then it’s […]
Here at the Train house we have two 4-year-olds and a 2-year-old, and that means we are ALL about learning our ABC’s and 123′s. The Little Trains (as I like to call them) have been learning a letter a week since we started school in September. My goal for them is to be able to […]
What? Monday already? Well, my stint as a nun in the Sound of Music has come to an end. No more singing Latin. While it was actually lots of fun, I’m so glad it’s over and my life can regain some semblance of order. Of course, auditions for the next play (James and the Giant […]
Technically, it’s still Monday… but that only gives me 50 minutes to write this post. My time today was spent in the schoolroom getting ready for the new school year. It’s the third afternoon I’ve spent in there, and it’s still not finished. It’s been a whole year since it had a “thorough” cleaning. Slowly […]
As I mentioned early in the school year, we kind of did our own thing with read-alouds this year because my girls had just listened to all the read-alouds that went with their Sonlight core the previous year. We took the opportunity to just read some good books together. Some were my favorites, and some […]
My girls were inspired by the Trains’ video from the other day and begged to do one of their own. This is what we came up with. The lyrics are written below in the post, as they can be a little hard to understand in some spots in the video. The rap is based on books […]
Updated 1/25/2013: When I wrote this 2 years ago, I had no idea that 2 weeks later I would find out that I was pregnant with Micah who was born in September of 2011. We also adopted our Gaige and James that year. It was an awesome year! When I was younger, pre -Mrs. […]
It’s that time of year again. Time for planning. Time for resolving. Time for new beginnings. You probably don’t know this about me, but for the past 2 years I have been in survival mode. Well, its probably been more like 3 1/2 years. A little over 3 1/2 years ago, I went from being […]
My third child is as right-brained as they come. She is left-handed and does everything in her own special way. For that reason, it came as a surprise to me that she is my little math wizard. She LOVES math and is quite good at it. She works ahead in her math book “for fun.” […]
My middle daughter has math-phobia. She’s actually not bad at math, but she has a mental block against it and spends a lot of unnecessary time bemoaning the fact that there’s math work to do. So, I try to give her as many tools as I can to help fight the math fears. I’m sure we’ve all […]
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