Games are such a great way to learn things. That’s why I’m so excited to let you know what I’ve been up to. I’ve combined some of my interests of teaching, of researching, and of manipulating text and images on paper and I’ve have come up with some great educational file folder games. Now, I’ll admit I didn’t do this all by myself. I’ve had some amazing help from my boys. They’ve supplied me with so many great ideas and they’ve helped me a lot with game board design. I really couldn’t have done it without them.
I have two sons doing high school chemistry this year. This year I have a son in 9th grade and one in 11th so one of them is using Integrated Physics and Chemistry and one of them is using Jay Wile’s Discovering Design with Chemistry.
I always thought that either someone knew how to write well or not. I thought it was something you were born with.
It wasn’t until I was teaching my own children to write that I realized I was wrong. I started reading books about writing and I realized that writing is a skill that can be taught. Just like someone can learn to play the piano or draw with enough practice. Sure, there might be people who have a natural gift with words, just as there are people who can play musical instruments
Puzzles are a great resource for learning geography. I remember when I was young repeatedly putting together a state puzzle that we had. I remember carefully studying all the little pictures that were found on each state. I still remember