What I’d Like to See

. . . is some kind of real discussion of the Common Core Standards, instead of something like this: “One thing that the Common Core addresses is quality versus quantity,” said Dr. Nicholas Jankoviak, coordinator of federal programs for Paragould School District. “With Arkansas Frameworks we’re talking about student learning expectations, with Common Core, we’re […]

Start Where You Are

The first time my second daughter began to read To Kill a Mockingbird, she gave up within ten pages. She was in the fifth grade. The reading was so difficult that she got no pleasure from it. When she read it last year, in the 7th grade, she loved it. When we started the homeschooling, […]

Turn Up the Heat

A friend and her 4-year-old came to visit last week. While I was making dinner, the fire alarm shrieked. The warning was on account of the scallops with bacon (I was feeling the call of the south).Our Little Friend: What’s that sound?My First Daughter: It’s the fire alarm.Our Little Friend: What does it mean?My First […]