You may be hearing over and over that learning through play is the best way to teach your young child. But what does that mean? And how to you encourage learning through play with your child? Read on for 5 ways to incorporate learning through play in your home in the early years. What … Continue reading Learning Through Play: What it Means & How to Get Started
With the Easter holiday coming up, it's a great time to take a break from your regular routine and enjoy learning with a few fun, hands-on Easter STEM activities! Read on for a round up of egg projects and ideas about what to do with all those leftover Peeps. Look, February has been over for … Continue reading 15 Easter STEM Activities
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!
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 … Continue reading Homeschool Workbooks: Easy & FREE Solution for Kids that Hate Worksheets
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 … Continue reading FUN Summer Printables + Library Reading Challenge!
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 … Continue reading 10 FREE Summer Programs for Kids for Fantastic FUN & Learning!
Looking for a few alternatives to summer school? Trying to keep kids focused on learning during the summer months can be a challenge. Try these ten ways to motivate kids to learn this summer and stay on track for the next school year! The Summer Slide Ah, the summer slide. Do you know it? You … Continue reading 10 FUN Alternatives to Summer School: Avoid the Summer Slide!
Looking for poetry activities that will hook even the most resistant kiddo? Find them right here. I've put together 30 ideas for reading poetry, writing poems, and incorporating poetry into your other subjects and lesson plans. Poetry Activities for All Ages Whether you're introducing haiku to your kindergartner, reading limericks with your middle schooler, or … Continue reading 20 Poetry Activities: Reading & Writing Poetry for Kids of All Ages
An simple guide to begin teaching traditional Japanese haiku poems to children. Plus ideas, four seasonal haiku poems to get you started, and a printable haiku worksheet. What is Haiku? As a child, you were probably taught that haiku is a style of poetry with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, but it is so much more! … Continue reading Teaching Japanese Haiku Poems to Children + Haiku Worksheets
Engage, inspire, and excite your kids with these 7 elementary science resources for homeschool.
Find 35 of the BEST Fox in Socks activities for kids right here. Hands-on learning, crafts, printables, and worksheets all with your favorite foxy theme!
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Want to get started with notebooking but don't know where to begin? I'm excited to share a thorough and realistic how-to guide that will equip you with the tools you need to support your lesson plans and enrich your homeschool with notebooking. Disclosure: I received a free copy of Notebooking Success in exchange for an open … Continue reading How To Get Started with Notebooking in Your Homeschool
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Jane Yolen elementary Author Study: A book based unit study where you will find books and activities, meet the author, and a free printable author study pack.
Book-based unit study. Find books and activities, meet the author, and download your free printable.