Señora Gose's Homeschool Spanish Blog

La semilla de zanahoria is a HIT!

La semilla de zanahoria is a HIT!

True to form, after reading the book, and "testing" the activities on my own children, they begged for more. That made me grin, for sure! So, we planted a seed today (one of the activities). It was too cute. We grabbed our copy from the library, but you can get yours by clicking on the cover below - it costs less than a fancy coffee! From practicing the book words and making the Spanish flashcards, and building their own  Spanish sentences...(always picture side up!)   ...to planting the seed: "¡Necesito sembrar la semilla de zanahoria hoy, mamá!" (I need to plant...

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Ready for Spanish Enrichment?

Ready for Spanish Enrichment?

Nothing pleases me more than hearing from Facebook Messages, phone calls, and emails: "What's next?" Families are completing SiSi Level 1. Even as the eager families work their way through the hands on lessons, they want more real world immersion. WONDERFUL! That was my GOAL!  In addition to the Movie Guides I've written and recorded for you, here are some options which can simply stand alone. Enjoy using your SiSi vocabulary and adding new words as you enjoy these, as my family has. Books (click on the covers to purchase now from Amazon), or find these in your local library....

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Homeschool Convention - An insider's look

Good news! Homeschool Conventions

Homeschool Convention - An insider's look

I attended my first homeschool convention in the spring of 2002, when my first born was four months old. I had "retired" from public school teaching in December of 2001, and had a whole four months of experience in motherhood. I was going to do this mothering thing perfectly. I already owned flashcards. Yes. I was that mom.Now, I've been to more conventions than I can count, but mostly as a booth owner. I've been dubbed a "Keynote Speaker," a booth owner, curriculum approval committee head, and given free language learning workshops. I have paid for giving workshops, been on...

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Weird and Unsocialized?

Weird and Unsocialized?

I've enjoyed reading and following Kris Bales with Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers for many years! The first time I read that title, I laughed out loud. I love the idea of demonstrating absurdity with absurdity! I think I only had one child at the time, and number two was on the way, but I had already taught more than 200 homeschooled children, and discovered it was true.... these students, ages 3 to 18, were all VERY different from the students I had been teaching in the public school for years, so finding this website hit my funny-happy-sweet spot JUST right. She's...

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"How exactly is Flip Flop Spanish Charlotte Mason-ish?"

"How exactly is Flip Flop Spanish Charlotte Mason-ish?"

Being a linguist, I love it when people use "-ish." It shows recognition that there's not quite a word to formulate or express the actual thoughts in their mind, but they need to say something, so they choose the closest word they can find and add "ish!" Grace and linguistics exist all at once. I get this question a lot, and I love answering it in person - but since I don't have space for each of you in my living room, and I don't run into all of you at the local homeschool hang out, where I had the...

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