Monday, October 26, 2009

Learning Strategies for the Home Schooler~ Reading


Learning Strategies for the Home Schooler~
We often hear and learn about accommodations needed for our learners in the classroom. Within the classroom there are many more children (in most cases) with very different needs and abilities. Strategies and accommodations are commonplace but what about a learner at home?
Children who learn from home may not need the same kind of accommodations as they may need within a structured classroom, however, they are still learners who have individual needs and at times, we need to find ways to help our own children learn from home.
I wanted to spend some time talking about this because I think it can sometimes be overlooked. ~
We bring our children home to learn for many different reasons. When a child has a learning disability learning at home can have many advantages. Over the past few years that we have been homeschooling, I have been able to find some really helpful strategies or accommodations that help them learn and enjoy what they are learning.

Here are some things I do in our home learning with regard to Reading: ( I was going to list all the subjects but realized I have too much to say about each subject so I am going to break them down subject by subject for each posting ).


Reading is probably one of the most important areas we have worked hard on over the past few years. Both boys are dyslexic and also have auditory processing disorder so reading can be a struggle but the right remediation, reading can be successful in your home.

Find a comfortable “spot” for reading: We use our den which is off our kitchen it is quite cozy. I keep many books on the coffee table for their reading interests, ie., gross science books, “why” science books, American History books, Time Almanac for kids, etc., ) During winter we even pull out our blankets and wrap up nice and cozy and cuddle while reading. For my boys (our youngest especially) this helped encourage a more comfortable connection between his reading and the task of reading itself.

Reading is everyday in our home. (both quiet reading and oral reading) We have built up the time starting off with short time allowances for reading and slowly working our way up to an hour or more at a time. J This should be done VERY gradually. Never pushed and when your reader seems to be fatigued in any way it is time to stop. (even if your reading out loud time was only 10 minutes- then that means that they “only read for 10 minutes”) with home learning we can always take time to set aside later or if your child is having an “off” day, sometimes waiting for the next day may be much better.

When teaching decoding be sure to speak softer and a bit more slower and deliberate with your words, it helps your learner to stay focused and also process a bit better.

Give words freely while doing oral reading. When the boys are reading to me and if they are having trouble decoding something, I offer to help immediately if they want me to. This eliminates a lot of fatigue and frustration when our oral reading is being done and I am able to “guide” them by “modeling” how to decode the particular word.

Reading out loud is important. I have found that not only is reading out loud fun but it offers benefits of “modeling good reading” to the boys and also offers an opportunity to teach vocabulary orally and more naturally than learning it from a workbook or worksheet.

Sometimes having extra books for them to follow along is really helpful. When I do this I will use something called Popcorn Reading whereby I will before hand ask a child to follow along and

then when we see a certain animal talks like when we read “Mr. Poppers Penguins” they need to pop up and say what the penguin says. There are several advantages to this one is that it helps with their visual tracking and following along with the story, it also helps with focus/attention with the story and lastly it keeps things fresh and most important FUN. J We always ended up laughing when we would do this.

Another reason to have the extra books for following along is you can use it more extensively for modeling. Pointing out grammar and usage, authors writing style and show them how our voice needs to fluctuate to make the story sound much more interesting.

Allowing them to draw or doodle while I read. At first I wasn’t too sure about this. I was always taught that good concentration meant a child should be looking or following along what your reading or doing. This is definitely not the case with my boys. I tried this and found that when they were allowed to doodle or draw while I was reading something their own understanding and comprehension of the topic or story was actually much better. At times our youngest will draw the story or will draw a diagram of what I am actually reading about.. we then started using these drawings for his episodic notes, which are very helpful.

Oral/Written Narration helps with reading comprehension. When we read I will ask certain questions about what they had just read OR what I have just read to them. In the beginning this can be hard but explaining that it is just like telling me what a movie was about, helped them understanding the “telling back” of a story or information. They were not used to this coming from public school, but orally or drawing or writing or even all three really helps them us to understand what they have processed and what they did not about a story or a particular topic. It can be as quick or as simple as you may want to make it. For example I may decide to go and ask them about a science video they watched while I make dinner and they set the table. It works great!

Keeping a journal of skills introduced and applied: I keep a daily journal of what we do in every subject or what they do during the day since learning seems to be everywhere around us and it at times doesn’t need to come from a program or a book. It is just there, and when an opportunity arises to teach something I do.
For reading I will jot down skills/topics we have gone over, and write down any trouble spots and then when we are reading together I can use those same skills we learned as a way of reinforcement. For example, we were reading The Littles and I decided to pull a few of the words out with regard to antonyms. We were actually “using” something he just learned and in turn, can create a real image of what this word means and how we actually are using it in real life.

Another thing I do is to reinforce our reading remediation steps for decoding while reading. I will use the same tact that our reading program uses to decode a word, use the same words they use for reinforcement so that eventually the words I use (looping, prefixes, suffixes, digraphs, vowel and consonant blends, breaking the word apart, etc..) all have real meaning and become automatic for them to use as skills and not some random pieces of information from a workbook. They are able to create a connection or relation to the teachings and their materials.

Audio Books are a real gift at times. Books on tape or CD can be so wonderful to curl up and listen to when we are just not feeling well or on days when mum might be having a crazy day or just because they are great~! Take some time to check these out at your library.

Other strategies for reading are;

Using a pencil as guide for reading instead of a finger, to help with visual tracking.

Colored overlays or a reading focus card can be helpful for struggling readers. ( we use cover overlays when the print is a bit smaller than usual- I do plan to get the Reading Focus Cards if I see we need them as I think these cna be very helpful for some struggling readers.

Larger font sized books.

Encourage the learner to read their own directions if they can. Then take a hi-lighter or pen and give visual clues to the directions or better yet have the child do this for better understanding. (ie., Circle the nouns and underline the articles; here you would put a circle around the word nouns and would underline the word articles) – very helpful with children who may have memory issues and are visual learners.

Books that are considered hi/lo, meaning they are high in interest but low in readability. There is also curricula out there that has been created this way as well. One publisher that comes to mind quickly is PCI Publishing.

Fluency can be helped by finding stories that are repetitive in their words. Books like Cat in the Hat and A Kiss for Little Bear are some good examples. This isn’t cheating… really it is not this builds automaticity through sight word recognition and even more importantly build confidence in your young little reader J .

Reading more “short stories” or essays from childrens magazines is a fun way to hinder anxiety and create more interest.

Online reading sites that read the story to you as you follow along are a fun change of pace.

When reading a book that a child really likes and is involved with, check out the author’s site to see if there are any fun activities that they can do with their favorite characters.

Play games for reading is also great for reinforcing new skills. (bingo etc..)
I am sure I will have forgotten some of the things I do, but I hope these have helped add a few more things to your home reading program that make it a bit more enjoyable if not successful~ J
Happy Reading~

Saturday, October 24, 2009

History Resource~ "Learning Through History"



I found another neat site to share~ sign up for their free newsletter and enjoy wonderful mini unit studies on various topics.

I just signed up for their newletter for free and had gotten my first edition today and it is about the history of Christmas. It looks like such fun.. background history of Christmas, recipes and activities ~

If you click on the "newsletter" you can find archived newsletters in case your looking for something specific. I really love it~ Be sure to check this out when you have a chance.

Happy History everyone!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Visual Learners~ Woopid for tutorials ~

I just learned about this while checking my emails this morning and just had to share!

I am a VERY visual learner. Are you?
This it a neat site for you if you have a hard time trying to learn alot of the technology things that we need to learn about to get around and be productive on the internet.

http://www.woopid.com/

The categories in their library are;
Hardware
Internet
Mac
Ubuntu
Windows

I played around and looked at the internet category and checked out the Facebook tutorials... whoo hooo for Woopid... Facebook confuses me at times ~ I don't know about anyone else but it does ~ :) I hope you find something in here to help you along, I am so I saw this and am able to share~

Happy Friday everyone and Happy Learning!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mindful Meanderings: Ruth Beechick's ~ words of inspiration and support

I had a long day today~ working hard on history for the boys and feeling like I am reinventing the wheel at times with some of these textbooks~ I get frustrated with how they are written and the snippets of facts thrown in here and there. My frustration with these textbooks reminded me of something I read a bit ago;

"I meet teaching parents all around the country and find them to be intelligent, enthusiastic, creative people doing a marvelous job of teaching their children. But, sad to say, most of them do not know what a great job they are doing. Everyone thinks it goes smoothly in everyone else's house and theirs is the only place that has problems. I'll let you in on a secret about teaching: there is no place in the world where it rolls along smoothly without problems. Only in articles and books can that happen." Ruth Beechick, You Can Teach Your Child Successfully

I often try to find some time to set aside to re-read certain passages from Dr. Beechick's book "You Can Teach Your Child Successfully". I find such inspiration in her writings.

We often try so hard don't we? Seldom do we give ourselves an acknowledgement for all we do with our children and the hard work and long days we spend researching things to help our young learners.

When I read Ruth Beechick's words it helps to remind me and keep me centered in my goal of teaching my children. It isnt how fast or how quick we get to where we need to be, they are working to their best abilities at times in huge strides which can sometimes really surprise us~ and other times things may need to move slower but our goal is always to not learn as much as we can as fast as we can, but to learn what we can as well as we can.

I really think it is better to know something very well and do it very well , than to know lots of information and not do any of it or know any of it very well~

As homeschool parents we continue on our journey onward and upward, hopefully helping eachother along the way, sharing and supporting eachother the best we can.

Many of us homeschooling parents are mindful of what others do and I think it is one reason why we try so hard to encourage and support eachother in our efforts~ I am so thankful for all my friends and people I have met, who have helped make our home learning so successful.

Happy Home Learning~

Monday, October 19, 2009

Reading~ An article for Struggling Readers AND a new free online magazine Knowonder!



A new free monthly magazine ~ this is really neat. Subscribe free and you can get the e-text delivered directly to your email box.

This magazine has short stories art and crafts for children and much more~ it is geared for children from ages

You can see a copy of this magazine here. Check it out and see if this is something you might like to have delivered to your email box for free or purchase a subscription for one year at 24.00 (within the US).

There are different sections to the magazine; Story Time for You~ stories for every day of the entire month, For Kids by Kids - artwork submitted by children to inspire your little artists, For You by You- article for parents on literature, crafts and cooking projects to do with your learner and lastly Games and Fun.

On the October issue there is a great article by author Max Elliott Anderson entitled " Help for the Reluctant Reader". Next month for their November issue they will be having a chapter from Max Elliott Andersons new tween book "Legend of the White Wolf".

Happy Monday and Happy Reading!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Learning How to Write with IEW~ some notes


Looking for a solid, comprehensive writing program ~ I found that Institute for Excellence fits our needs very well. Do you use IEW? Have you heard about it and considered it but it seemed way to overwhelming? I did a few years back, then I started researching other programs and spent a great deal of time and energy trying to find something that would compare. There was a problem in that, there is not one that exists. ~

The only other program I would consider working would be Write Shop for my middle school student but for us, IEW "fits the bill".


I am not an affiliate and I do not gain anything from writing this post except possibly help others who may be searching and searching for a writing program that can "model" good writing and begin good habits toward proper writing.


I use IEW for our main writing program for our home learning. We also have two themed programs by IEW which are called "All Things Fun and Fascinating" and also "Myths, Fables & Fairytales". These are themed based programs and they looked like great fun for our boys.
We are just getting back into our home writing program while starting back up with this again, I needed to review it over again and so I was able to sit at watch Andrew Pudewa teach me again and remind me of how I can teach the boys writing~ I decided to write out a quick notes page so that I could refer back to it now and then. If your using IEW this might be of help to you~ if not, perhaps it might interest you to look again at considering IEW ~
a more formal copy is available here
Daily IEW Lesson NOTES * Only spend enough time for them to understand, then move right on. * NO Erasing and USE pen.
1. Use resource material that is slightly lower than their reading level.
2. BEFORE doing the KWO read aloud and discuss the paragraph/resource together.
3. If they need help, be sure to help them come up with keywords, symbols or numbers for some until it becomes EASY. Re-read sentences if I need to with them.
4. Drafts need to be double spaced to allow for editing and work. Paragraphs indented and use capital letters and title is underlined.
5. Avoid; word repetition (use synonyms) overuse of conversation(less talk and more action, description and feeling).
6. Comma’s; required when it is after “ing” opening phrase and after a clausal opener. (ie., Although she was hungry, etc..)
7. When working a KWO if there are compound sentences use 4-5 words OR divide the sentence into two separate parts.
8. When there is a very short sentence you can combine two sentences together for a KWO.
9. Use the KWO as an opportunity to practice Public Speaking. It is important they learn to speak in front of a group from brief notes and not reading lengthy sentences.
10. Repeating the source word for word should not be the goal- letting them use their own words, sentences and creativity is the goal.
11. Style techniques ( Dress Ups, Sentence Openers, Decorations and Sentence Styles ) should be introduced with a wipe board demonstration.
12. Dress-ups should be introduced slowly when the others have become easy.
13. (Only one of each )dress up is required for each paragraph. Underline the dress ups in red. Write the sentence opener number (1-7) in the margins.
14. As each dress up is introduced establish a “minimum rule” so they will go back and check their work .
15. Use the checklists on the back of each handout or pass out a checklist handout to be used to help them remember. Do this until adding the dress-ups become natural and easy for them.
16. Posters and visuals are VERY important.
17. When working the units remember that I am “teaching process not product”.



Notebook Assembly: Label the five dividers as follows;
Work in Progress- add handouts, outlines, models, checklists etc, that is being worked on. (when the assignment is done then this gets emptied for the next project).
Completed Work-place completed work here.
Structure Models- Keep the Key Ideas Page here along with notes on structure models as they are provided in the lessons. Included in these pages is the Story Sequence Model.
Stylistic Techniques- These pages are used here with all the style lists. (ly, prepositions etc.)
Banned Words- Put the banned words sheets behind this tab.
Public Speaking:
*stand in front of the group.
*see KWO that is written in LARGER print.
*Look down at the KWO’s first line of words, then look up at the group and speak in complete sentences while communicating the basic words of the KWO.
*repeat this with as little delay as possible between sentences.
RULE: YOU MAY LOOK AT YOUR NOTES AND YOU MAY SPEAK TO YOUR AUDIENCE BUT YOU MAY NOT DO BOTH AT THE SAME TIME.
Advanced Speakers: use prepared and practiced gestures.
Practice moving from the lectern from one side to the other and then back to the center.
Begin using longer outlines and more description in his words.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Daily Lesson Check lists for easier organization and lesson planning~




We started using daily checklists this year and it has worked out very well. Each day I go through and highlight which lessons they will do. They then will check it off once it is complete or make any notes they need to make with questions or reminders for the next day.



This is a sample of the checklist, I listed all our subjects and also the programs so I can pick and choose according to what I am planning on doing. I chose to do it this way because some days our science or history runs longer, so we may decide to spend some extra time on a topic and having everything listed saves me time to go through re-write something. And somedays, like today, we ended up working on science when we didnt really plan to, which often can happen with us. This way it is already there and I just need to see in my homeschool journal where we left off.
These daily lists takes the place (for the most part) of my lesson planning. I use this and my journal to guide where we will move next. I use the comments section to write in also, to tell me where I might find/use a specific resource or book to do other activities. It works very well and you can find an excel copy of this here, in case you wish to use this and add/delete programs.
(Peyton and Christian Weekly Checklist)
The only other thing I found to be very helpful to me when lesson planning and coordinating resources it to use a binder or notebook for a particular subject.
an example of using a binder~ we are using Mystery of History for our world history for our first semester and the book text comes in a binded book format. I have decided that I will have the binding cut off and three holes drilled so that the entire text can be placed in a a binder. The reason I am doing this is to make it easier to make copies of activities or the maps in the back of the book. I also can make notes on notebook pages and add them to the lessons in the correct places without having a bunch of papers sticking out of the soft bound book.
Having the text in a binder also allows me to pull other resources I have found like internet link resources, books for reading aloud, activities, craft ideas, recipes etc. Having these resources placed exactly where I need to see them works!
I find this to be very effiicient and it helps me to pull resources from all different areas for a particular topic.
This also works very nicely for our Learning Language Arts through Literature as well. The texts also come bound and are in paperback form, so I also cut these off and drilled holes to place in a 3 inch binder. We work out of these binders and extra practice pages for handwriting (which I add in each day for each LLATL lesson) and any grammar notebooking pages I have created and they work on to reinforce the concepts are placed within the pages that pertain to the particular lesson. We can go back and review the next day to again, reinforce the work we have done and to be sure there is complete understanding of the information already learned.
an example of using a spiral notebook~ for math we are using Math On The Level. This program does not use a workbook approach but instead uses a concept chart that you can follow along with teaching books for each subject and concept for teaching math for grades K-8. I chose to take the concept chart and write each math concept in the spiral notebook page (one page for each concept) I then add the teaching book pages needed for the concept the practice pages needed for our 5 a days and then in the middle of the page I write down any resources I think might be fun to use in teaching the concept. It might be a math reader, and online game or interactive site or a craft or particular hands on activity we can do~ anything that I found that would pertain and reinforce the concept.
I then can make notes of certain activities, what my observations might be in this area of teaching and I date everything so I have a running log of how each child is doing in that particular concept.
For me this is approach is very helpful as I tend to be very eclectic in my approach to teaching and I remain very flexible with our boys and fitting my teaching style to fit their needs, learning styles and interests.
Perhaps some of my ideas may give you some ideas for better organization in your teaching at home. Sometimes changing something just a bit can make such a big difference in how our organization functions.
Happy Planning and Organizing!~

A Phonics Learning Tool ~ "Phonics Flipper"


I had time to run to our local homeschool/textbook store called The Book Cellar. They are having a 75% off sale on all their homeschool used/new books so I thought I would go see if I could find some deals~ us homeschool mums always seem to be looking for deals and we always need something don't we?


I found Phonics Flipper ( " A Basic Referene for Reading and Speaking" ) and wanted to share with you about it. It is really neat and very versatile as to how you wish to use it. Laminated and in a matchbook style format, it has a hard plastic backing that is three hole punched so you can attach it to your Phonics/Reading/Language Arts binder for quick reference.

The Flipper starts with the short vowels, giving word spelling examples and then progresses down toward the long vowel sounds. It gives digraph sounds and examples along with consonants for "n", "k", "s", "j", "f" and consonant blends, sh, th, wh, ch , st, tw, bl ~ along with other blends like spr, scr, str. There are syllable and pronounciation tips with a glossary and dictionary quick reference.
An inexpensive, handy and helpful tool.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

On Line Learning- Lesson Pathways, A TOUR





Lesson Pathways is another online program we are using this year. WE LOVE IT. It has everything in one place. It is a brand new program that launched just this year~ I use this for both boys. Years K-5 are available and still being added to, it is worth checking out.
Hope you have a chance to check this out. I am really glad I did and find it to be a very suitable, appropriate supplement for us, but if I had younger children, I really think this could be used as a full scale curriculum.

Here is the tour that explains much more and shows visually how the program works.

*See Below*



Wednesday, October 7, 2009

E Learning ~ a new endeavor



I recently have seen a big change in my 13 year old- he is seeking more independence in his learning. He loves the computer and is a visual and auditory learner. My thought was to find something for him where he could "click and go" at times and still look to have some sort of guidance or teaching time from me.

He absolutely loves technology and typing it is a real strength for him, (since he types much better and faster than he can write we chose to allow him to now that he is older, type a most of his work), thankfully since his learning struggles center around graphomotor trouble and his CAPD. Using a computer can really play an important role in his learning. He is able to re-play things take brief notes on the notepad and work at his own pace for better understanding.
I saw his needs changing a few weeks into our new school year but often take some time to sit back and wait and see how things progress. It doesnt seem to be a "passing fancy" and he has enjoyed working more and more on the computer for his work. I have also found that since he has, his work output has been much higher and much more in-depth.
I think for us, as at home educators it is really important to remain focused on our childrens needs, not the program we bought or that we need to follow. For me, I try to remember it isnt about the program or the textbook it is about the learner and how they feel about their learning and how I can find ways to meet those needs as best I can. ~ Creating a relaxed, flexible learning environment will reap such benefits, in so many ways I cannot even list them all.
I decided to ask around and try to find something a bit different to try out just to see how far this new endeavor of online learning will take us and how it will work for him. ~
I really wasnt looking for a virtual school situation. That would not be a fit either. There are many out there but we were looking for something just a bit different.
I searched a bit and had found a wonderful resource that could be used as our supplement for him in many areas.

Internet4Classroom covers many subjects Art, Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, technology resources, special needs resources and assessment link resources and much more.
I had actually found this site way back when I first started homeschooling and forgot all about it since my boys needed a bit of one on one attention and some remediation work with their struggles with Dyslexia and CAPD.

** update: I recently created a record sheet to keep track of their activities on Internet4Classrooms. You can find the form here, (entitled Record Sheet Internet4Classrooms)

Now that things are running very smoothly I find I need to adjust things just a bit with my older homeschooler. Internet4Classrooms will help allow him to be more independent and responsible with his work and work assignments. I am planning to use this as a supplement only and it will not take the place of our initial teaching time. However, a resource like this can have many advantages to the older learner.
There is also a newsletter you can sign up for which I did just to keep me updated on any new information.
This is a great site and it has many benefits. I realize this may not meet our needs completely as time passes, (especially if I see him really enjoy e-learning) but for now this will be a perfect way to find out how he may adjust and learn with his strengths and abilities using an online teaching model.

Here is an article on the benefits of e-learning. This site also has an article about what kind of learner, e-learning would benefit. They also have an evaluation that explains what to look for in an online program that would be geared for your childs particular strengths.
Why, some might ask, would I want to change things or worry if things are going "ok". One large reason is that I cherish my boys love for learning and their interest in the world and things around them. A child who is forced to learn in a way that enables them to struggle, dislike or become frustrated with material, it no longer is learning. It is a chore it is work. In some cases learning can be work and hard work, however, if everything is not fun any longer their inner self diminishes and their creativity is killed. " I do not wish to educate them out of their capacity."
You can see Sir Ken Robinson speak about how schools kill creativity. *see below video* I do not wish to discourage their creativity in our home. We cherish our right brained learners and I encourage everyone with Right Brained Learners to cherish these children and their gifts. ~ and their creative, out of the box thinking.
I also found another article entitled " The Benefits and Drawbacks of e-learning" by Kevin Kruse.
Here are a few other free online learning sites I found helpful in my search;
E Learning - Free Courses for children globally, I liked this one for my younger learner as well.
MindSpring - a free online program for Math and Reading grades K-3.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Autumn means APPLES !




September and October means APPLES here in New Hampshire and we have got LOTS of them. We live in an area where there are many orchards so we have a wonderful opportunity to pick and choose our favorite places to pick. Our favorite place is Meadow Ledge Farms ~ it has many varieties of apples and is practically in our own back yard- all but five minutes from our house. I think the best thing about this apple orchard is the homemade Cider Donuts we get after we are picking... the lines are long to wait for the hot donuts... but as your picking and come closer to the barn.. you can smell the cinnamon and they are the most scrumptious donut we have ever had, you remember just like grandma used to make when she would put them into the brown paper back with cinnamon and sugar and you couldnt wait to eat them...! :)
We had a perfect day for picking this morning. It wasnt too chilly and it had rained the day before so the apples were absolutely beautiful on the trees.
I found some apple activites and some printables. There is also some interesting facts about apples also. Younger learners may like to make an apple lapbook, do apple prints with tempra paints. There is also a lapbook over at Homeschool Share for Johnny Appleseed. Live and Learn also has a free Lapbook on their site about apples. (just scroll down to see it)
and a few extras~
Kindergarten: thematic unit
apple theme unit from The Teaching Heart
Johnny Appleseed Thematic Unit
A few ideas for older children:
The Apple Journal has history of cider and other information.
History of apple cider

A great day and now off to bake some of those apples for my guys~ Happy Apple Picking!






Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cranberries and A Cranberry Thanksgiving Unit~









It's just about that time of year again. The weather is getting much cooler and our colors are starting to pop. here in New Hampshire. It got me to thinking about Thanksgiving and how much I love the holiday and this time of year~ It has always been a favorite time for our family.
A perfect time to read Cranberry Thanksgiving and to learn much more about cranberries!

I found some great information and activities while reading this book. We have not yet completed the unit but I wanted to share the ideas and lessons in case anyone might be interested in doing a similar unit.


Resources for the unit: (these are for both boys, I alter and add things as we go along) * please note, these links have been updated since the original posting date*

Homeschool Share has a Lapbook for this book.

HomeSchool Mom has a variety of resources for this book.
Science related:
Cranberries and their Properties, Health Healing Juices
Herbs Hands Healing - The Cranberry
Large Cranberry and High Bush Blueberry Cultivation~ higher thinking level specific to NH
Recipes: (there are SO many out there I will stop here :) )

Field Trips:
Language Arts and Activities with Cranberries:



I think we will be enjoying this mini unit and I am hopeful some of you find a few of these resources helpful and fun just in case you decide to dive into learning about cranberries with your Learners at Home ~



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