Before I became a work at home mom, I taught in the public school system here in Southern Maryland for 6 years. I taught 5th grade, 3rd grade, and 6th grade (special education). I loved being a teacher but I knew once I had my second baby, my son Harper, that I was meant to be home. I don’t know how long I’ll be home, but it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do. My daughter Bailey is now two and a half and she’s definitely not the quiet child…or obedient child. I like to call her my free spirit (haha). So before I send her to part-time preschool next school year, I decided to home school. I’m not going to go all crazy with schedules, assessments, and organized activities. I will share my long term plan (which I use a big desk calendar for) where I will highlight what skill, letter, and color we will practice each week. I plan to use play and art to homeschool. I received my Master’s in early childhood in 2016 and learned a lot about the most developmentally appropriate ways to teach young children. I will post our lessons (activities) on here and tips for what worked well, what didn’t, and other ways to teach these skills. If there are any particular questions about early childhood education, please don’t hesitate to contact me!