About this blog
I’m so glad you’re here! If you’re a classroom teacher, homeschooling parent, children’s librarian, reading specialist or tutor, or you simply want to supplement what your child is learning in school, you’re in the right place.
The Measured Mom seeks to educate, encourage, and support teachers and parents with thoughtful articles and free printable resources.
I taught for seven years and earned an M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction before my husband and I were married. He is incredibly talented, thoughtful, and resourceful — and the biggest supporter of the work I get to do here at The Measured Mom!
After we married I taught for one more school year. I began a new career as a stay-at-home mom when our first daughter was born. We have been blessed with two girls (ages 11 and 4) and four boys (9, 8, 6, and 2).
While we’ve prayerfully considered homeschooling, we have decided that the best thing for our family is for our children to begin school with half-day kindergarten at our church’s parochial school. We are thankful for talented, dedicated teachers who keep our Savior as the focus of instruction and discipline.
Those early years of parenting were particularly challenging, especially for the year I had two non-talkers and the month we had three in diapers! It wasn’t until my oldest was 5 1/2 that I felt ready to tackle something as big as creating my own blog. The Measured Mom began as a way to keep myself accountable for doing activities with my children. Now it has become a giant resource for teachers and parents. You can read more about my blogging journey here.
Education is my passion! As a single teacher I devoured resources like Lucy Calkins’ The Art of Teaching Writing, Regie Routman’s Conversations and Marilyn Burns’ About Teaching Mathematics. I had opportunities to share what I learned at both local and state teachers’ conferences. When I became a stay-at-home mom, I never imagined I’d be able to share my passion for education with millions more!
I recommend these articles:
- 5 things kids need before they’re ready to sound out words
- Teaching tips for children in different stages of writing
- How to teach the alphabet to preschoolers
- How to teach journal writing in preschool
- A better way to teach spelling
I know that parents and teachers have limited time and finances, so I hope that you are blessed by the free resources that I share.
You might enjoy:
- Over 110 free emergent readers
- Printable books of rhymes and songs
- Simple alphabet books for toddlers
- Beginning handwriting pages for preschool
- “Would you rather?” conversation starters for kids
You’ll find many more free printables on my Free Printables page.
My letter of the week curriculum
If you’d like a hands-on, creative approach to teaching the alphabet (and so much more!), be sure to check out my popular letter of the week curriculum.
Writing Workshop Guide
I’ve also created an amazing resource for anyone teaching writing in grades K-8. This helpful guide comes with over 100 printables!
Online course for K-2 reading teachers
I am most excited to introduce you to Teaching Every Reader, the online course I created with my colleague, Becky Spence. We offer it several times a year and are thankful for the many educators we’ve been blessed to teach. If you teach reading in grades K-2, we encourage you to join the waiting list! You can do that here.
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