As some of you know, I spent the first 10 years of my career post-college teaching high school English. Now, with the coronavirus pandemic raging, I find myself at home with my 8 year old daughter, Chloe, and it is time for homeschooling to begin!
I am beginning to quick-plan a unit about “The Diary of Anne Frank,” a book that seems more relevant than ever because like Anne, we are trapped in a small space and have to make the best of it. Like Anne, Chloe is a young girl who has dreams and feelings that are big, including not wanting to be homeschooled. I am envisioning watching clips of the “World War II in Color” that I have on my DVR, looking at maps of Europe, Chloe starting her very own journal, reading on Kindle, creating art in our art room, doing HIIT workouts as P.E., learning French, watching astrophysics videos on her iPad, and delving into the world of multiplication and division!
So, look here for ideas for your own homeschooling experience and follow along with us as we embark upon a new world of learning and making learning real-life a real-life adventure in our own home!
I am soooo excited! Eventually, Chloe will be too!