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...]
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.
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Homeschool curriculum shopping? I am sharing some early elementary homeschool curriculum ideas for gifted and twice exceptional students. These suggestions are based on the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling. Gifted Early Education for Homeschool Homeschooling allows us to create an environment that allows our children to thrive, to develop … [Read more...]
We adore Life of Fred mathematics. We are looking into the science and language arts for the spring semester. Educents has put together an awesome buyer's guide to help you figure out what all the buss is about and which Life of Fred products will help your homeschool thrive this year! Ultimate Buyer's Guide for Life of Fred "Life of Fred" is … [Read more...]
As a writer, I obviously love words. Big words, small words, words people forgot, plays on words, homonyms, homophones, and even cuneiform. I am passionate about passing that love of language on to my children. Mr. T has recently become enamored with jokes. He is developing his own love of words in spite of his reading (dyslexia) and writing … [Read more...]
We have a lot of fun with our schooling. We have snuggly reading time, hands-on math with Shiller Math, games galore, and as much movement as we can. However, there are times we must sit. There are times we must remain seated. And there are times when it pushes my active learners to their very brink to do so. I'm always on the lookout … [Read more...]
It happened again. I stood there after watching Mr. T accomplish another obstacle he couldn't struggle through two months ago, trying not to be the crazy mom in tears because I don't like having to do the explaining that goes along with that. And then his coach came out to tell me how he could tell there was so much improvement in strength. All I … [Read more...]
Mr. F is almost 4. He counts to 20, knows all his letters and their sounds, is writing letters very well (at his request to learn), and recognizes a few sight words. Needless to say, many of the options out there for "preschool" at home don't feel like a good fit. Kindergarten curriculum is an excellent option for families with very bright and … [Read more...]
DIY Display with EEME This month's EEME lesson was so much fun! Mr. T is just loving the EEME project kits. The DIY Display took me back to a science kit I had when I was younger that had an LED display. Back when that was cutting edge. (I'm not telling how many years ago, let's just go with several). It was my favorite "toy". I think Teddy will … [Read more...]
What is Integrated Listening? We covered the basics, the science, and the why in my first post here. If you're looking for information on what iLs is, read this first. If you are already familiar with listening therapy and want to know more about the possible results, keep reading! Disclosure: We received a complimentary system and I was … [Read more...]
Savoring Summer How do you savor summer with your family? We love spending time outside together exploring, adventuring, and sipping lemonade on our deck in the evening. We also love having Agua Fresca as a treat when we visit our favorite local restaurant with a patio. When we saw that one of our beloved brands came out with an organic Agua … [Read more...]