Why we ditched Classical Conversations and what homeschool curriculum we're using instead. Not every method works for every child, and we must make the right decision for homeschool learning in our home. Why we ditched Classical Conversations So I'm going to forego the dramatics of telling you how heart broken I am that CC just didn't work … [Read more...]
Twice Exceptional: Giftedness & Special Needs
What is twice exceptional?
The term twice exceptional, often abbreviated as 2e, has only recently entered educators' lexicon and refers to intellectually gifted children who have some form of disability. These children are considered exceptional both because of their intellectual gifts and because of their special needs.
See all our studies and resources for homeschooling to gifted abilities and resources for supporting special needs.
Find Apraxia information and resources here.
STEM is a big part of our homeschool. The science part I love, I can handle the technology, but you lose me on engineering and math. The boys, on the other hand, love it all! Finding STEM activities they can do together is a big plus. I was excited to be offered the opportunity review the Focus Lessons in Paper Engineering from Pitsco … [Read more...]
Gifts to Delight Electricity Loving Kids Mr. T loves electricity. And we've met many other children who share his passion for science and things that (might) buzz with energy. Since I had to do a lot of research to find a big selection of gift ideas for him for us and for family, I decided to compile it all right here for you in case you have a … [Read more...]
Have you ever had a day or month when the kids just won't cooperate with homeschooling? I'm sharing practical tips for getting through rough spots in homeschool without drowning. This week has been rough. Last week was off-kilter, too. We are in a season of change. Our homeschool is changing, our therapy schedules changed, and the boys are … [Read more...]
Free Printable Medieval Knights, Castles, and Dragons Fun Pack I've been having fun making Friday's all about interest led learning and fun activities. It's our reward for doing work well the other four days of the week. When there is little complaining, bickering, and attitude then we all get to have more fun on Fridays. Yay! So I'm sharing this … [Read more...]
Food Allergies and Protein Smoothies We have a plethora of food allergies here. And Mr. F has become a bit of a picky eater in that he doesn't eat much meat. He can't have dairy or peanut butter and doesn't like almond butter, and he only likes beans once or twice a week. He does, however, like chocolate and spinach and coconut milk. Now, … [Read more...]
Cultivating Grace Podcast Episode 3 Join us for Cultivating Grace - Episode 3 with Artist, Art Historian, and Art Curator Mr. Scott Palmer. We discuss collecting art, finding treasures in the unlikeliest of places, proving provenance, how the Mona Lisa may not be the original, and the intricacies of Jean-Michel Basquiat. About Scott … [Read more...]
Translating the "I'm fine" of being a special needs mom is complex at best. The struggles of being a special needs parent is a real thing, that is why today I'm sharing encouragement that every special needs family can use. Some days it's easy to believe in the power of yet. Some days it's easy to be fired up and full of grace. Some day's … [Read more...]
Homechooling a preschooler with Apraxia is a challenge. Here are a few items we have found to be useful in navigating preschool waters with Apraxia. *Please note that our "must haves" are not a replacement for good speech therapy with a qualified SLP, just additional helps we have found to work well for us. I am not an SLP, just a mom who … [Read more...]
Come take a tour of our Charlotte Mason inspired homeschool room. Homeschool rooms should evolve to meet the needs of the students. I'm sharing how ours has changed over the years and giving you some homeschool room set up ideas. Charlotte Mason Homeschool Room A homeschool is not meant to be school at home, so it stands to reason that a … [Read more...]