Monday, May 28, 2012

Homeschooling Pre-school

Despite being a teacher and a parent,  I never really saw those roles combining. Of  course, as a mother I teach my child certain skills and things, but I never predicted I'd venture down the path of homeschooling. Here I am, though, it's the first full week of summer break and I've been sitting at my computer for over an hour mapping the curriculum of our summer preschool home schooling adventure!

The reason I decided to really put a lot of effort into this is my 3 year old (Pumpkin's) birthday is in October- past the September cutoff for Kindergarten. So that means she potentially has two full years before she can enter Kindergarten when she is 5, almost 6 years old. Knowing my child, I just know that's not going to be a good fit for her. She's incredibly quick and will need to be challenged much sooner than that. This summer we're going to work on a lot of basic things using the preschool curriculum from Let me tell you, what a FANTASTIC site! Katrina took the time to lay out EVERYTHING... themes, subject areas, reading lists. It's amazing. All I'm doing is plugging it into our calendar for the best fit for us and tomorrow we'll begin. I can't recommend this site enough. Plus, I'm so grateful because, quite frankly after the last few months of teaching my high schoolers ... lesson planning was the last thing my brain could handle right now!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

I pin, literally, hundreds of recipes on Pinterest. Obviously, I don't have them time to make them all, but I do feel accomplished when I get the time to try one! Tonight for dinner we had Parmesan Crusted Chicken. My favorite part about this one? EASY!!! Only four ingredients and so quick. I pinned the recipe from The Enchanted Cook and I highly recommend this one for a quick go-to flavorful dish.

Photo credit: The Enchanted Cook

Thursday, May 10, 2012

busy busy month of may

In my other life (a.k.a. during the day) I'm a high school teacher and in this last month of school with finals and graduation I feel like I could collapse from exhaustion! I have so many things I want to share I can't wait to sit down and upload some pictures!