The year is coming to a close, and today is my penultimate post on MommyMaestra. I'll be taking the final two weeks of this year off to spend with my family. (Though you may see one or two more scheduled posts.)
I'm closing with a roundup of my favorite or most popular posts from each month this year. If you've missed any, go and check them out!
Wishing you a peaceful end to 2020.
Biblioburro: Lesson Plans, Videos, Books & More
"Do you know about Luis Soriano? Are you looking for resources to teach about this remarkable man who travels far and wide the mountains of Colombia on his little burro to deliver books to children in remote villages?
His story came across my desk... and I started thinking that I should share some resources for his inspirational story. So here you go!"
This was January's most popular post!
Celebrate Black History Month with this printable reading passage in English and Spanish featuring Arturo Alfonso Schomburg.
15 Children's Biographies Celebrating Women
Skills Learned During the Pandemic
"I think the only time my kids have picked up an iron has been to press their Perler beads. So I decided that's it. It's time for them to start learning self-sufficiency. And I started putting together this list. I asked my friends on Facebook their opinions and they had a ton. So before long, my little list had become four pages long."
This was by far, one of the most popular posts on my site this year.
How I Talk to My Teen about What is Happening in our Country
"At first, I hugged her and told her, "It's okay." I was on automatic pilot trying to soothe her. She immediately said, "No! It's NOT okay!" And she was right."
Homeschooling vs. Distance Learning: What's the Difference?
"I can't tell you how many times I saw people complaining on Facebook toward the end of the school year about how much they hated homeschooling. But upon further reading, they talked about how stressful the zoom meetings were or how they didn't understand what the teacher was expecting or couldn't figure out the assignments.
This isn't homeschooling. It's distance learning. And the two are VERY different."