Have you ever had trouble figuring out what to buy for a LEGO loving child? There are so many great LEGO sets, but did you know there are carrying cases, rental subscriptions (perfect for those expensive larger sets!), and even more sets geared toward girls now? Here is a list of many LEGO gift ideas for the young builders, creators, … [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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Learning Conversational Foreign Language in Your Homeschool If you're like me, all those high school French or Spanish classes have long since vacated your homeschool parent brain. And the thought of trying to teach a foreign language to my children seems a bit daunting. Where do I start? Which program is best? How many different kinds of language … [Read more...]
Having a child with multiple food allergies presents challenges. And a lot of them depending on the food the child is allergic to. If it isn't your child, you may well think of them as problems. It is my child, so I choose to think of them as challenges and adventures into unknown culinary waters. Mr. T is gluten-sensitive, allergic to yellow … [Read more...]
Kiwi Crate Learning Fun Busy moms: We love creative projects. We love crafts. We love glue, sticky foam, scissors and tape! We, I mean I, don't love how much time it takes to collect, create, gather, and execute successful fun crafts that encourage learning and creativity. It takes so long sometimes, especially trying to do it around two bouncing … [Read more...]
Wondering what our homeschool room looks like? Here's a sneak peek for you to see! Our Classically Charlotte Homeschool Room Welcome to our homeschool room tour! First, I have to tell you that we only have a 3 bedroom house. I put the boys into one room so I could have a school/playroom. The plan was to keep the house from looking like a toy … [Read more...]
Sharing some great ideas for Classical Education curriculum for kindergarten and preschool by showing you what our Classical conversations homeschool curriculum looks like! Yay! It's Not Back to School Hop time! Today is curriculum day, and I'm covering our Classical Conversations Kindergarten curriculum as well as our supplements … [Read more...]
Disclosure: I was compensated for my time and received this curriculum for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to give a positive review. Homeschool Curriculum Pearson Homeschool, the company that publishes Modern Curriculum Press' Plaid Phonics program, sells several curriculum bundles for homeschoolers with subject areas … [Read more...]
Apraxia of speech is a neuro-motor planning disorder. But it is so much more than that. Today, May 14th, is national Apraxia Awareness day. Join us in wearing blue and white to help spread awareness. Like CASANA says, "Every Child Deserves a Voice." It is still a difficult subject for me to talk about, but we are all in this journey … [Read more...]
Fine Art Instruction at Home Creating a Masterpiece is a wonderful tool for all families! The instruction by Sharon Hofer is done in such a way that students from 4 to 94 can understand and imitate to create something beautiful. They are very affordable at only $35 per DVD and discounts for buying entire levels together and can … [Read more...]
We've been moving slowly through our human body unit and having lots of learning fun. This t-shirt has been a huge hit! It would work great for co-op classes or preschool classes on a felt board ribcage. How to make a human body organ t-shirt and felt organs I placed my iPad under the white shirt with an image of a ribcage blown up on the screen … [Read more...]