Thinking about starting a homeschool history timeline? You should! This article discusses the benefits of creating a timeline alongside your history lessons and options for a variety of homeschool timelines. Find the best fit for your homeschool classroom here! Why Use a Homeschool History Timeline? You've been thinking of starting a homeschool history timeline, but... … Continue reading You NEED a Homeschool History Timeline, but you don’t need to DIY!
Do you use elementary writing prompts? Prompts can be a fun way to get your kids comfortable with writing on a regular basis and improve their overall writing skills. Read on for why writing prompts are essential for elementary aged kiddos and links to writing prompts for the whole year! Let me put it right … Continue reading Elementary Writing Prompts are ESSENTIAL for Improving Writing. Find Out Why!
20 November Writing Prompts to encourage thoughtful daily journaling. Introduce gratitude concepts and have FUN with writing! Your November Writing Prompts This list includes fun topics as well as several prompts that will be great for introducing gratitude concepts including a community helper thank you note and thinking of favorite people, places, and things. These writing prompts … Continue reading November Writing Prompts: FREE Printable Calendar!
This post includes ideas for teaching money and 5 FUN money activities to get you started! When to Start Teaching Money If you are using a math curriculum, you might notice something missing in the younger grades - money. Not the kind you spent on the curriculum - I'm sure there was plenty of that! … Continue reading Teaching Money: 5 FUN Ways to Get Started!
Have you planned for this year's homeschool physical education? If not, you're not alone. PE is not on top of every homeschooler's list. This post includes ideas about how to get in the (often forgotten) subject of homeschool physical education in the elementary grades. Especially in the lower grades, physical activity is something that is … Continue reading Homeschool Physical Education
Are you looking for homeschool PE ideas? You've found them! This post contains tons of ideas to get your started homeschooling PE in your own yard and in parks and playgrounds near you. Homeschool PE is one of the subjects that often gets forgotten. In the younger grades we're so focused on ABCs and 123s … Continue reading How to Homeschool PE +10 Ideas to Get You Started!
20 FUN October Writing Prompts to encourage thoughtful daily writing. No extra imagination required from you! More About the October Writing Prompts This list includes a wide variety of topics - it is NOT only focused on Halloween. You will find other celebrations such as "Do Something Nice Day," "World Egg Day," and Fire Prevention Week, too! The … Continue reading October Writing Prompts: FREE Printable Calendar
October is a great time for some hands-on, fun Halloween STEM activities! Find all of our favorite spooky STEM ideas below! Get ready for November with 20 Thanksgiving STEM Activities! Halloween STEM Activities Halloween is a fantastic time to break up your regular routine and do some hands-on learning with STEM activities and projects. The … Continue reading 20 FUN Halloween STEM Activities!
Check out these 20 FUN September Writing Prompts to inspire your kids to write! No extra imagination required from you! About the September Writing Prompts These writing prompts cover: Opinion piecesInformative/explanatory writingFriendly letterPersonal narrativeRecalling experiencesWriting about real and imagined events This list includes a wide variety of topics including silly holidays like Better Breakfast Month and National … Continue reading September Writing Prompts: Free Calendar with 20 Prompts!
31 days of not scary, friendly Halloween books for preschool aged kiddos. If you have a sensitive little one who loves Halloween but doesn't love the creepy side, these are for you! 31 Friendly Halloween Books for Preschool 1. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson & Alex Scheffler An annual favorite in our house, join … Continue reading 31 days of Friendly Halloween Books for Preschool
Find ten lovable, not scary pumpkin books for preschool here, and don't miss our full list of 31 Days of Friendly Halloween books for this October! 1. Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli A beautifully illustrated story of a pumpkin seed who tries hard to be scary. But he must be patient. Little seeds grow into big … Continue reading 10 Pumpkin Books for Preschool! NOT Scary for Little Kids
Your kiddos will love practicing capital and lowercase letters, counting, and prewriting skills this October with these 5 engaging Halloween centers for preschool or kindergarten. I love using center activities in our homeschool. It gives my child a chance to practice and play independently during school work time. And it gives me a chance to … Continue reading Halloween Centers: Hands-on Learning for Preschool & Kindergarten!
I'm so excited to share a free file folder game for Halloween! This printable activity focuses on the short a sound and is appropriate for kindergarten, first, and second graders. Read on for details ! File Folder Games for Kindergarten Centers I'm homeschooling a kindergartner again this year, but it's a whole different ball game … Continue reading Free File Folder Game for Halloween! K-2
I'm happy to share the folowing Jot It Down review with you. We have been working our way through this program at a slower pace. Giving us time to really dig into the projects and the entire Brave Writer lifestyle. My son is entering his second-ish grade of homeschooling. We've been through quite a bit … Continue reading Jot It Down Review: More than a Writing Program (Ages 5-8)
Making time for online learning in our homeschool has saved my sanity more than once. Read on to find out the 5 real benefits - plus grab a free 4 week trial of our hands-down favorite reading and math program! I received this product free of charge and compensation for my time to share a fair … Continue reading Online Learning: 5 REAL Benefits for Homeschoolers
Here it is back to homeschool time again, and I'm here to share our second grade curriculum picks. I'm cautiously confident that we will find our groove this year. It's going to be a good one! Last year I shared that we were in 1st-ish grade. This year we are straddling second and third. While I … Continue reading 2nd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices
This is my second go-round with kindergarten homeschool curriculum. This year will be a little more relaxed with double the kids! I'm feeling really good about going back into our old kindergarten materials this year to work with my daughter. This year, like many homeschooler's second go-round of kindergarten, is going to be a lot … Continue reading Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum: Relaxed Introduction to Academics
I'm thrilled to share a CTCMath review with you! Read on to find out how this complete and flexible online math program is a real benefit to homeschool families. I received this product free of charge and compensation for my time to provide a fair and honest review. I was excited to try our first … Continue reading CTCMath Review: Flexible Online Math Benefits Homeschool Families!
I'm so excited to share this Teaching Textbooks review! Read on to find out more about this affordable, engaging, and complete online math program. Don't miss your chance to WIN a Teaching Textbooks 3.0 subscription at the end of this post!!! I received this product free of charge and was compensated to provide a fair … Continue reading Teaching Textbooks Review: Online Math that Meets Your Needs!
Erin shares how her personal experiences in high school led her to choose a different path for her children. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool We homeschool because I so strongly disliked the atmosphere in school when I was younger and I wanted better for my kids. From the moment I left high … Continue reading I homeschool because my Public School Experience Sucked.