There are so many reasons to homeschool - perhaps as many unique reasons as there are homeschool families. I'm excited to share stories from homeschool moms - my readers and friends, as well as several well known bloggers that you might recognize. 10 Reasons to Homeschool - What's Yours? The post on this site about … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Homeschool – What’s Yours?
Kim shares why she chose homeschooling for her children with dyslexia and learning differences. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool This parenting gig is hard. This homeschool parenting gig is not playing around either. We came to homeschool because we had exhausted our other options. I loved school. I'm a teacher, my … Continue reading I Homeschool Because… Dyslexia & Learning Differences
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 a few ideas for simple kindergarten Spanish lessons? Introduce your children to a foreign language at home, even if you don't know how to teach (or speak) Spanish. Read on for a list of activities, books, and videos that will get your little one started with Spanish! Kindergarten Spanish Lessons Our kindergarten … Continue reading Kindergarten Spanish Lessons – A Gentle Introduction to Foreign Language
This page includes seven easy Spanish songs to sing to help your child learn Spanish through music! Read on for a list of songs plus lyrics and video links. And don't forget to download the printable lyrics at the end of this post! Learn Spanish through Music We've used a variety of eclectic materials to … Continue reading 7 Easy Spanish Songs to Sing – Lyrics, Videos, plus a Free Printable!
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
Are you looking for some poems kids like? Read on for some very simple tips for finding the best poetry books for kids, plus a few poetry activities that will engage even your most resistant reader! Don't miss the book giveaway at the end of this post! We didn't always love poetry in our house. … Continue reading How to Find Poems Kids Like +6 Books They Will LOVE
Looking for an easy way to keep homeschool attendance records? I'll show you a super simple way to keep track of attendance with a flexible free printable attendance log that will work for one or more children! Do you need to track attendance? Most homeschoolers are required to track attendance - even if we never … Continue reading The EASY Solution for Homeschool Attendance Records + Free Tracker
Engage, inspire, and excite your kids with these 7 elementary science resources for homeschool.
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Turn history into an engaging, hands-on experience with The Giant American History Timeline. This massive timeline is full of activities, projects, and worksheets that will enrich your lesson plans and make learning history fun! Don't miss the giveaway at the end of this post! Sponsored: I received this product free of charge and compensation for … Continue reading Enrich and Engage with a Hands-on American History Timeline!
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
Making the decision to homeschool, doing what's best for YOUR family, and the fine line between explaining your decisions and defending your life choices.
Teach the Progressive Era of American History with vintage adventure books originally written for the girls of 1910 from Aunt Claire Presents.
100+ online groups and forums where you can find homescholers like you for encouragement, support, and resources.
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.
Benefits of an Author Study and how to create one in 5 simple steps. Plus a free printable pack appropriate for elementary to middle grades.