How We Learn | The Homestead Schoolhouse

How We Learn

Whole Group Instruction

  • Themed books/Story time
  • Letter names/sounds
  • Blending sounds
  • Finger plays/Poems
  • Rhyming
  • Comprehension
  • Sight words
  • Think/pair/share
  • Brainstorm writing ideas
  • Calendar time
  • Rote counting
  • Patterns
  • Art projects
  • Games
  • Songs/Dance
  • Gardening
  • Second Steps
  • Show-n-tell
  • Teacher  modeling


Small Group Instruction

  • Small reading groups (age-level appropriate)
  • Story readers
  • Story Comprehension
  • Letter name/sounds
  • Blending sounds
  • Sight words
  • Games
  • Number identification
  • Patterns
  • Shapes
  • Math projects
  • Science projects
  • Art projects
  • Greenhouse studies
  • Care of animals
  • Cooking
  • Canning
  • Planting
  • Journal writing
  • Worksheets
  • Teacher modeling


One-on-one Instruction (student/teacher)

  • Story readers
  • Reading
  • Letter name/sounds
  • Learning stations
  • Blending sounds
  • Sight words
  • Number recognition
  • Flashcards
  • Journal writing
  • Name writing
  • Worksheets
  • Care of animals
  • Finishing projects
  • Teacher modeling

Independent Time

  • Listening station
  • Learning stations
  • Literacy games
  • Literacy activities
  • Journal writing
  • Quiet reading
  • Math manipulatives
  • Math activities
  • Math games
  • Free play
  • Outside play
  • Dress-up
  • Free art
  • Modeling