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! Elementary writing prompts are essential … 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 FREE 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 FREE Ways 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 FREE 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! 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 following 20 ideas will have your kiddos loving learning … 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 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 … 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
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
We're excited to get back into our homeschool schedule. This year I've set up an easy rhythm that allows me to take time with both of my children individually and gives us time to learn together. Welcome to our homeschool. This year we are schooling kindergarten and 2nd grade with an emphasis on relaxing into … Continue reading Homeschool Schedule: 2 Kids and a Semi-relaxed Routine
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)
I've rounded up my hands-down favorite homeschool supplies. Read on for how to set yourself up for a fantastic year! Whether you're just getting started homeschooling or coming back from a long break, there's something satisfying about getting yourself set up for success! Part of my not-back-to-school routine is to make sure that I'm completely … Continue reading Homeschool Supplies: Must-haves for a great homeschool year!
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
Is homeschooling hard? In a word, yes. Homeschooling can be challenging, and sometimes you might feel like giving up. Before you call it quits, take a breath and try a few of these tips for preventing homeschool burnout. Is Homeschooling hard? If you haven't started homeschooling yet, you might be worried - Is homeschooling hard? … Continue reading Is Homeschooling Hard? The REAL DEAL & What To Do!
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!
Homeschooling on a budget can be done, but buying everything on your school supplies list plus homeschool curriculum can get expensive! Read on for 5 super easy ways to SAVE on this year's school supplies! Finding ways to save money on your school supplies is essential. Luckily, it’s pretty simple to find deals on homeschool … Continue reading School Supplies List Too Long? 5 Ways to SAVE!