We are excited to celebrate Read Across America Week and learn a little about one of the most beloved children’s books authors – Dr. Seuss! I’ve put together some of our favorites in a fun and educational playlist.Read More
My oldest led me straight toward a mini-unit on plants and gardening. Read on for our book list, streaming media, ideas, and resources!Read More
A list of streaming resources compiled for Build Your Library Kindergarten. It could also be used for any Asia unit study.Read More
Learning about the climate, people, and animals of Africa was very interesting for my kindergartner and for me! Here is a list of some of the extra resources we found to support our Africa Continent study.Read More
Our adventures with Build Your Library took us to Africa this month! When the oldest showed some interest in chimpanzees and learning about Jane Goodall I jumped on it. Read on for lesson resources and our DIY lapbook lesson plans.Read More
I’ll share a few of our favorite streaming resources for your little sickies, and a couple suggestions for what to do when YOU are sick. Because the only thing worse than having sick kids is being sick with sick kids.Read More
Our adventures around the world with Build Your Library has lead us to Europe. Join us as we visit the United Kingdom!Read More
Our adventures around the world with Build Your Library has lead us to Europe. One of the most exciting places to visit was Greece. The oldest was so intrigued that we went ahead and made a whole unit out of it. Welcome to Greece!Read More
Our adventures around the world with Build Your Library has lead us to Europe. We’ve been working through the continent v.e.r.y. s..l..o..w..l..y, leaving lots of space for extra reading, projects, and play. One of our favorite places to visit was France. Ooo la la!Read More
A list of streaming resources compiled for Build Your Library Kindergarten. It could also be used for any Africa unit study. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!Read More
Below is a list of streaming resources for any Europe unit study for Kids. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy! This list is up-to-date as of November 2016. Lineups on Netflix and Prime change frequently and occasionally YouTube videos are deleted. If you see something that is no longer available, please leave a comment. I will update this as needed.…Read More
Introduction to money unit resources to use to supplement your math lesson plans. Click through to find book lists, activities, media integration, and field trip ideas. Don’t forget to grab your free printable!Read More
Our trip around the world led us to the South American Rain Forest. We extended our lesson plans quite a bit. Following the tiny poison arrow frog right down the rabbit hole.Read More
We had so much fun learning about our senses this month. I was just planning on some light reading and taking the oldest to a class, but as usual he had other plans. It turned into a full unit. Ease up, kid! I’m suffering from teacher burnout with a class of one in September.
The few more. I made the mistake of mentioning that we don’t really ONLY have five senses. So we explored a few more – like sense of balance, hunger and thirst, and direction. Every time we saw something that said “5 senses” he’s give me a little wink-wink, nudge-nudge meaning, “Yeah but WE know there are more than five, right mom? Riiiiiiight?” He thinks he’s so smart.Read More
Allow me to introduce you to our Math Basket. It’s becoming our favorite part of the day. Yes, that’s right. It’s even more fun than handwriting. I know. Hard to believe.
Our Math Basket
it’s math. in a basket.
A list of 110 (mostly literature) books for learning math aimed at early elementary age children. Links are to read aloud videos on YouTube – to use as a hook for new skills, to preview books, if our library doesn’t have a copy available, or as a support to read alouds.
Ya know, instead of re-reading the same thing a dozen times this week.Read More
We took a close look at a ROARsome North American predator.
Great choice, son. Grizzlies are common enough that I could find great materials but new enough (to us) that they were interesting to learn about.Read More
A list of streaming resources compiled for Build Your Library Kindergarten. It could also be used for any South American unit study. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!Read More
A list of streaming resources to go along with Build Your Library Kindergarten or any North American unit study. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!Read More
Handwriting practice can be boring and downright torture for some kids. Up your handwriting game with 7 engaging and FUN letter formation activities!Read More