We have a white board in our kitchen. It’s not the most fashionable kitchen decor out there, but it’s really been awesome for homeschooling (which we are for at least the next eight months while we live in the school district that we do.)

It’s amazing. It’s how direct instruction was meant to be. They want to come near the board because they are hungry. They are quiet because they have food in their mouth. We don’t use the white board every day, but when we do, we make things like this:

water cycle drawing explanation of each chess piece's moves explanation of how clocks work all the place value names a tangram square with the sides labelled with pictures fractions and decimals intro to grams, liters, meters, and kilo, centi, and milli

You have to talk about something while you eat.