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!…Read More
Homeschool Physical Education
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…Read More
Homeschool PE: How to +10 Ideas to Get You Started!
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…Read More
October Writing Prompts: FREE Printable Calendar
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…Read More
Halloween STEM Activities: 20 FUN Ideas for October!
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…Read More
September Writing Prompts: Free Calendar with 20 Prompts!
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 pieces Informative/explanatory writing Friendly letter Personal narrative Recalling experiences Writing about real and imagined events This list includes a wide variety of topics including silly holidays like…Read More
Pumpkin Books for Preschool! 10 NOT Scary Reads for Little Kids
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! Check out these print-and-go activities for fall! Click an image to learn more. Top favorite pumpkin books for preschool: 1. Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli A beautifully illustrated story of…Read More
Halloween Centers: Hands-on Learning for Preschool & Kindergarten!
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…Read More
Free File Folder Game for Halloween! K-2
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…Read More
Jot It Down Review: More than a Writing Program (Ages 5-8)
I want to share my thoughts on a curriculum that was enjoyable for us. In this post I’ll review Jot It Down, a guide for early writers from Brave Writer. We used Jot It Down as one component of our language arts program for my oldest son in first grade and second grade. I am…Read More
Online Learning: 5 REAL Benefits for Homeschoolers
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…Read More
2nd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices
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! For a full list of your secular homeschool curriculum options, see our Secular Homeschool Curriculum Guide. Last year I…Read More
Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum: Relaxed Introduction to Academics
This is my second go-round with kindergarten homeschool curriculum. This year will be a little more relaxed with double the kids! For a full list of your secular homeschool curriculum options, see our Secular Homeschool Curriculum Guide. I’m feeling really good about going back into our old kindergarten materials this year to work with my…Read More
CTCMath Review: Flexible Online Math Benefits Homeschool Families!
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…Read More
Teaching Textbooks Review: Online Math that Meets Your Needs!
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…Read More
I Homeschool because… My Children are Twice Exceptional.
Ginny shares why homeschooling is the best choice for her twice exceptional children. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool My daughter failed out of kindergarten when she was six years old. What kind of kid goes in reading at a sixth-grade level only to get unceremoniously thrown out? Mine, it seemed, and the…Read More
Homeschool Workbooks: Easy & FREE Solution for Kids that Hate Worksheets
Homeschool workbooks are a great solution for kids who just hate worksheets. Let me show you how to build your own interactive and FUN homeschool workbook that is perfectly customized to your child’s interests and skill level. Plus get started with a free printable worksheet at the end of this post! I have two kinds of…Read More
Complete BookShark Review: Science Level 2, Ages 7-9
I am excited to share my BookShark review! This year we used the Science Level 2 program with my seven year old and really enjoyed it. Read on to see what makes BookShark Science stand out from other homeschool science curriculum. Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for my fair and honest review. Mid-way…Read More
FUN Summer Printables + Library Reading Challenge!
I absolutely love these summer printables and NEW library reading challenge! Read on for all the details! Summer Printables & Library Reading Challenge These 24 pages are fantastic whether you’re a parent, teacher, or librarian (or if you wear a few hats!). This pack is great if you’re looking for… a summer send-home pack for…Read More
10 FREE Summer Programs for Kids for Fantastic FUN & Learning!
There are so many fantastic and FREE summer programs for kids available nation wide. I’ve rounded up ten of our favorites and threw in two bonus programs that are under $5. Read on for tons of summer fun for your elementary-aged kiddo! What do your kids do more in the summer? Ask for snacks or…Read More