After living in Tokyo and San Francisco (space is at a premium in both cities), I can say that I know how to make small living work. Making small living spaces work requires a bit of planning and ingenuity. Here are some tips for you that can help make your small space easier to navigate … Continue reading 9 Tips for Small Living
Language Instruction for Languages Without Fluent Speakers: Acjachemem Almost-Like-Immersion TPR, Absolute Beginners
The article was written by Kelina Lobo. I’m happy to share a lesson plan for teaching endangered Native American languages. I love languages and working in Native American language revitalization - both as a linguist and as a curriculum planner. I work with my tribal language, Acjachemem, from Southern California. In my spare time, I … Continue reading Language Instruction for Languages Without Fluent Speakers: Acjachemem Almost-Like-Immersion TPR, Absolute Beginners
Meet Yolanda from Yochet!
I got the opportunity to interview Yolanda from yochet. She recently published a book about crocheting! Her creations are great. Look for yourself by visiting her Instagram page. Her handle is @yochetcrochet. And, if you want to learn how she creates her crocheted dolls, purchase her book (Dolled up: Simple Steps to Amazing Amigurumi Crochet Dolls). It's … Continue reading Meet Yolanda from Yochet!
Greener + Safer 2020 Halloween
Halloween is coming! This is typically the time of year when you throw and attend parties, trick-or-treat, watch scary movies, and buy costumes. This year will be different, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the holiday while staying safe.
How can I safely spend time outdoors?
As we reach our sixth month of COVID-induced lockdown, the outdoors has become a refuge and a constant for people of all ages...
Prepare for an evacuation during COVID-19
California is burning during a pandemic! Many people have had to evacuate their homes with some advanced notice. Others had to flee with only the clothes they were wearing. Fires spread quickly and unpredictably. Preparing for fire season is stressful without a pandemic, now we have two troubling events occurring at the same time. After … Continue reading Prepare for an evacuation during COVID-19
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4 resources for homeschooling
Schools are still closed, and it can feel overwhelming to homeschool children. Sometimes you just need help. Below are 4 resources for homeschooling. Local Library- Libraries offer a lot of resources. You can even have access to free tutoring, virtual storytimes, digital books & magazines, and even free streaming of shows and movies. All you … Continue reading 4 resources for homeschooling
Lesson plan templates
Below are 3 lesson plan templates. To download these templates, scroll to the bottom of this page. Feel free to share these templates, but do not forget to give me credit. Weekly Assignments Template 1: 5 Columns, 6 Rows Table with Notes SectionWeekly Assignments Template 2: 5 Gray Color Blocks with Notes SectionWeekly Assignments Template … Continue reading Lesson plan templates