Last month I shared how we started using a new reading program called All About Reading with my 8-year-old struggling reader. We have completed 6 lessons now, so I'd like to let you know how it's going! First of all, my daughter and I really like the variety of activities involved in the … [Read more...] about Collage Friday: All About Reading
I received a set of four Rock N Learn reading DVDs to review for the sale which is now going on at Educents. These 4 DVDs are usually $80, but you can get them for $40 for this flash sale. Or, just get two of them for $20--now that's a great deal! The 4 DVDs my kids … [Read more...] about Review of Rock N Learn Reading DVDs: 50% off at Educents!
We just received our newest reading curriculum in the mail: All About Reading! Today's post will give you an introduction to this reading curriculum. In the future I will be doing a number of posts to explain what we're doing and how it's going! My fourth child is 8 and is a … [Read more...] about All About Reading–An introduction to our newest curriculum
I am happy to share a review of Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers by Samuel Blumenfeld, which is a great reading curriculum that I've used to teach 5 of my kids to read. The first thing I noticed about Alpha-Phonics was how simple it is--not a lot of pieces to lose or complicated … [Read more...] about Review of Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers
A number of years ago I read about Kendra Fletcher's views on Circle Time. I thought, "This is what I want!" But for years, no matter how hard I tried I could never get all of us organized in the morning to meet together as a family. So, I finally accepted that we would just do it in the … [Read more...] about How do we do Circle Time?
Our daily "learn to read" time has been growing boring, so I decided to find some games to spruce things up a bit. Of course, it was easy to go to my Pinterest Learn to Read board to find lots of great ideas. Here are some that we tried this week! Hopscotch Very fun for the kids. … [Read more...] about Pinterest Challenge- Fun Reading/ Phonics Games