A Creative and Tasty Way to Teach Colors and Other Things Part 3

The Later Years

Color Science Projects - Rainbow

Your student has the understandings, facts and figures in Part 1 and Part 2 down. They are most likely in the high school range. In this lesson we can expand a little on the chemistry part of baking. We can also add in some anatomy/physiology study, color theory in both science and aesthetics, and don’t forget to eat your cupcakes.

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Letter, Number, and Shape Relay: A Lesson for Toddlers

Relay Lesson for Letters, Numbers, and Shapes     About two weeks ago, I decided my little girl (almost 2.5 years old) was probably ready for some targeted learning activities. She is really great with her letters (capital only), she is ok with her number up to 10 with 3 and 4 being omitted occasionally, and she doesn’t know her shapes. Sometimes we color and draw on the back sliding door with window markers and we go through these three items. However, I came up with another activity that surprisingly gave a benefit beyond that of my expectations.

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What Are Your Child’s Strengths? Find Out Here:

https://i1.wp.com/a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/45/bfcdbc450fde203898e58e4866d977fc/l.jpgIf you home school, you have a unique opportunity to take advantage of the kindling movement in education called the “strength’s movement”. I say kindling, because with anything in public education in America, movements like this are slow (except, seemingly the movement of Common Core…which is another post for a later day) . Everyone is weary of trying a new way of thinking because the old way seems to be working fine (see Common Core…yes, I have an ax to grind there).

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End Your Frustration: Why Your Kid Can’t Seem To Learn Anything

As an educator, I am required to have a certain amount of hours of continuing education each year in order to keep my credentials. I am no longer teaching in public schools so I don’t have that requirement. However, I decided that I need to challenge some of my thinking, conceptions, and prejudices so I thought I would require a certain amount of continuing education of myself. I decided to check our local public library for books on creativity and education. While my family was in the children’s section searching for Fancy Nancy and other titles, I went to the adult non-fiction section and found a computer.

While searching for books on creativity and education, I came across a title that struck me as worth reading and, by Jove, was it worth it! The title was so intriguing that I couldn’t help but say to myself “I have had students like that”. Then it struck me: “There might be homeschooling parents who have a kid like this and are at their wit’s end and can no longer teach them.” So I thought I would share this book with you and what I gleaned from its pages. The book is called The Shut-Down Learner:Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child.

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