Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create. -- Albert Einstein
What's a craftivity?
A little about us....
Free online educational games for kids
*Good Morning Song
*Book pertaining to the weekly theme
*Song about the weekly theme
*Poem about the weekly theme
*Pledge of Allegiance
In the school setting, many circle times include group work. I only have two kiddos and one is still very young so group work doesn't work so well. Some families are larger and more able to incorporate group work into their routine.
*A lot of the songs we use come from here.
What is Family Home Evening?
Our Daily Schedule
11-12: Alternate between History and Science
12:30-1: Alternate between music and art
2-2:40: Language Arts
2:40-3: Independent Reading
All done!! :)
With K12 the kids have to have 6 hrs of school but it's not all book work. We do a lot of fun things with hands on activities. There are plenty of educational tv shows that we sometimes use as well. Collin's current favorite is Beakman's World.
President Gordon B. Hinckley said:
"Never forget that these little ones are the sons and daughters of God and that yours is a custodial relationship to them, that He was a parent before you were parents and that He has not relinquished His parental rights or interest in these little ones.
"Now, love them, take care of them. Fathers, control your tempers, now and in all the years to come. Mothers, control your voices, keep them down. Rear your children in love, in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Take care of your little ones, welcome them into your homes and nurture and love them with all of your hearts.
"They may do, in the years that come, some things you would not want them to do, but be patient, be patient. You have not failed as long as you have tried. Never forget that" (Gordon B. Hinckley, address to the Salt Lake University 3rd Stake Conference, Nov. 3, 1996).
"While motherhood is not a perfect experience, we are each blessed every day to experience perfect moments with our children... While we are unlikely to experience never-ending joy in our mothering lives, we can become conscious of embracing the happiness that comes our way and be part of actively creating the happiness that we can experience and share with our children." -- Mothering with Spiritual Power by Debra Woods
- Physical Activity related to topic
*Children love to see their own artwork. Consider making a roller box.
*Children will learn better and remember longer when they are engaged through physical movement.
*As you plan your lessons, consider ways to include children in the learning activities.
*When doing an activity, clearly identify the topic you are teaching. This helps the children understand and apply it better.
*A chalkboard or dry erase board can be used as an effective teaching tool. They can be used to greet the children, ask a question, identify the topic, record ideas, and illustrate stories or concepts.
*Using children in visual demonstrations will get their attention and prepare them to learn.
*Working in small groups will keep more children engaged in learning.
*Not all children enjoy coloring. Some may only make a mark or two on the page. The purpose of coloring activities is to give the children a visual representation of the lesson that they can hold or hang up.
*Children learn through repetition and challenge.
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- The Letter 'B' - Day 4
- The Letter 'B' - Day 3
- The Letter 'B' - Day 2
- The Letter 'B' - Day 1
- 1 Ne 8:12
- The Snowy Day
- The Letter 'A' - Day 6
- The Letter 'A' - Day 5
- Heart (Toddler)
- The Letter 'A' - Day 4
- Prayer - Daniel in the Lion's Den
- Have I Done Any Good In the World Today?
- Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
- The Letter 'A' - Day 3
- Lapbook -- the basics
- The Letter 'A' - Day 2
- Red - toddler
- The Letter 'A' - Day 1
- FHE - Light of the World
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