Kindergarten, COVID, and Cocktails

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Life as a Wampanoag

Posted by Josie on November 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM Comments comments ()

We talked about Native Americans, pilgrims, and the first Thanksgiving... which can be a controversial topic!


Is it possible to teach littles about the first Thanksgiving while also teaching them about the betrayal the Native Americans felt when the English started taking over land that wasn’t theirs? Sure. Of course.


In short, what I choose to explain is that the English came to America incredibly unprepared. ...

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It's fine. I'm fine. Everything's Fine. (SEND. HELP.)

Posted by Josie on October 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM Comments comments ()

This whole blog thing is very new to me, so forgive me for my crap ability to actually keep up with posts. I can barely keep up with laundry, never mind finding the time to sit down at the computer and write about the epic battles beautiful learning experiences I share with Madison on a day to day basis. Like seriously, rainbows and unicorns, people.


Okay, no, but for real. Are there any parents who home school their kids and DON’T find themselves th...

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Celery Osmosis

Posted by Josie on September 23, 2020 at 6:00 PM Comments comments ()

Madison and I started our celery osmosis experiment today! 

Safe to say, this kid loves science. First, we made a time-lapse video with one of our house plants that I had clearly neglected to water for quite some time... let's just pretend I did that purposefully. You know, in the name of science. Surely, it had nothing to do with the fact that I just simply didn't notice how thirsty it was getting until it was literally flopping over onto the floor... But anyway, we tu...

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Recalling Details & Order of Events

Posted by Josie on September 22, 2020 at 10:25 AM Comments comments ()

Even if we accomplish nothing else during the day, I always make sure we read together and complete a reading journal.

For this first week, we will read one story cover to cover each day and then write one-two sentences summarizing the story.

Two of our favorites series are the Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Williams and the “Little People, Big Dreams” series. Th...

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Here Goes Nothing...

Posted by Josie on September 21, 2020 at 10:30 AM Comments comments ()

Welcome to Kingergarten, COVID, and Cocktails! I created this site for me and my daughter to keep track of assignments and to create a virtual space where she could practice skills in technology while also learning traditional subject matter. My daughter, Madison, is a chatty, imaginative, and fiery five-year-old. She was briefly enrolled in fully remote kindergarten, but we quickly learned that it wasn't the right setting for her. She followed along and all that just fine, but she didn't enj...

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