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First grade curriculum choices for an eclectic, secular, hands-on homeschool year!
A round up of summer activities for families with young children. Check out ideas for outdoor play, crafts, and summer fun on a budget!
Join us for a bear hunt with these easy and fun lesson plans for a kindergarten literature-based unit!
Whether you're a homeschool parent, teacher, or just looking for a few activities to keep the kids occupied for spring break, read on for links to resources for activities, book lists, and free printable fun for spring!
I put this mini unit plan together to help the kids get excited and understand their trip to the dentist. Read on for educational resources about teeth and seeing the dentist - maybe for the first time!
After receiving Snap Circuits as a gift, my oldest has been very interested in electronics, where electricity comes from, and how it all works. We are learning side-by-side on this one! Read on for a slew of educational resources we've used to investigate electricity.
Ideas and tips about taking homeschool out of the house and into the world.
Our adventures around the world with Build Your Library has lead us to Europe. Join us as we visit the United Kingdom!
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!
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.
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.
It's Field Trip Week, and I'm so psyched. The oldest and I have been toiling away for eight weeks straight.
My goal is to make these weeks enriching without the added pressure of lesson plans and projects.
Minimal parent involvement. Minimal.
With my oldest leading the way (read: forcing me to live and breathe dinosaurs for the past three years) we've done quite a bit of learning. We've covered every topic from math to cooking. This week we're back at it, ramping up for Dinosaur Week at our local children's museum.
No kindergarten curriculum is complete without learning your ABCs, 123s, and what to do if you spontaneously burst into flames.
Our first kindergarten field trip. Such a trashy way to start the year.