Rethinking the 3 R’s

How my son became a writer

Aug 6, 2011 | Posted by in Rethinking the 3 R's, Writing | 2

When Henry started kindergarten last year, he showed absolutely no interest in handwriting. None. He failed every fine motor screening at his well child checks from the time he was two. At 5, as far as I knew, as far as he would demonstrate to me, he could not even draw a straight, vertical line.Read more …

More of The Glorious Flight

Sep 17, 2010 | Posted by in Five in a Row, Rethinking the 3 R's | 0

As promised, here are some of Henry’s pictures from his experiments with perspective: From the ground, looking up. Sideways Extreme close up Self Portrait He also decided to get creative all on his own today with flight based arts and crafts. For those of you who happen to know him, you know that this isRead more …


Sep 15, 2010 | Posted by in Five in a Row, Rethinking the 3 R's | 0

We have officially started our Five in a Row (FIAR) curriculum this week with the book The Glorious Flight by Alice and Martin Provensen. For those unfamiliar with FIAR, it is a storybook/unit based curriculum designed for use with 4 to 8 year olds. You read each book every day for five days and eachRead more …