Thursday, January 18, 2018

Repost: January Author Robert Munsch


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The author for January is Robert Munsch.  I have been a fan of Robert Munsch since one of my colleagues shared the book I'll Love You Forever with me.  I also loved Purple Green and Yellow,   the story of a little girl and her markers.  This book makes me laugh out loud every time I read it.  An interesting contrast with I'll Love You Forever.

I found a short video and article about the story I'll Love You Forever.  It was a song that Mr. Munsch had in his head after he and his wife had two still born babies in 1979 and 1980.  After some time he put the song into a story and created the book.  Here is a video of him reading and singing the story.  He loves hearing others sing it as well.  He says it should be sung however you sing it.


I have fallen in love with his Official Author's page.  The site has a section where Mr. Munsch reads aloud all of his books.  It also has letters from kids and a biography.  I have started a Pinterest board with a few activities that go along with his books. I can't wait to read more of his books this month.
~Becky

"I am a storyteller. I write books for kids, I talk to kids, and I listen to kids."  

Friday, January 05, 2018

2018 Assessment Give-Away!




Hello--The contest is no longer accepting entries and the winner has been announced.  But come back in January 2019 when I  do this again!  

Happy New Year!
I wanted to start the year off by giving away two FREE assessments (valued at $35.00 each).  These are the Assessments that I complete for Ohio Homeschoolers to fulfill requirement 3301-34-04 Academic Assessment Report Option #2. You may redeem your prize anytime between March 7, 2018 and July 15, 2018.

Use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter. You may enter through January 16, 2018 at midnight.  Good Luck!

Please enter by the Rafflecopter below.  Please know I verify all winning entries.  If you need help, email me: ohiohomeschool@gmail.com



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Monday, January 01, 2018

New Year! Guest Post Lisa McAfee

On Friday I will begin my contest for the Free Narrative Assessment Give-Away!  




Beginning the new year is a time to review how your school year has gone so far and what you would like to accomplish for the remainder of the academic year. Consider focusing on the following:
Academic goals- What were concepts and ideas your daughter learned since the beginning of the year? What are concepts that you want to have your son master by the end of the year? Write them down and review each month the ones that have been completed.

Personal goals- What goals do you have for yourself, both as an educator and personally? Have you considered going to a homeschool convention? If not, how about going this year?  Great Homeschool Conventions has several conventions throughout the United States. Do you have friends with which you can go places or call?  Consider joining a homeschool support group to encourage you on this journey (for information on groups in your area CLICK HERE)  or asking other homeschool moms to join you for a cup of coffee. If you have friends that do not homeschool, be sure to keep in touch with them too.

Marriage goals- For you who are married, homeschooling can put a strain on your relationship with your spouse. One thing that Dale and I did for several years was to have "couch time". We would set aside one night a week to sit on the couch and just discuss how things were going. Sometimes we read a book on strengthening our marriage, other times we had a powwow to discuss ways to parent and issues that came up with our sons.  Be sure to keep connected, because believe it or not, one day you will no longer have your children at home and it will just be the two of you again. :)
May this year be a wonderful and special year filled with great "Aha!" moments as you and your son and/or daughter learn about the world in which we live. May your home be filled with laughter and fond memories. May you enjoy your children and the opportunity to homeschool. Happy New Year!

~ Lisa

Lisa McAfee -
I am an alumni home educator of two sons and Ohio licensed teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings. I have been assessing homeschool students’ work for the past 17 years and enjoy helping empower and encourage homeschool moms with their homeschooling. 



Friday, December 01, 2017

Christmas Books We Love!

 

Our family loves to read Christmas books.  We have  plastic totes we get out each year filled with Christmas books.  The kids love reading their favorites each year, and I wanted to share some. 

We are big fans of Laura Numeroff and enjoy reading about our favorite mouse.





Jan Brett is an amazing illustrator.  The Twelve Days of Christmas is one we read each year.



My all time favorite book is The Best Christmas Christmas Pageant Ever!  I met the author Barbara Robinson years ago at a little bookstore in Atlanta.  She was oh so delightful!  Signed my book as if it was from the Herdsman kids.  I love the video too.  Loretta Swift from Mash is the main star. 


My so, Jonathan's favorite book is Mooseltoe! He laughed so hard when reading as a little guy. 


My all time favorite book as a child.  Love Scratch and Sniff.  




I always love Patricia Pollocco.




A couple other favorites.




What are your favorites??