20 December Writing Prompts to encourage elementary kiddos to think, imagine, and write! Find all the details below and download a free printable December writing prompt calendar. December Writing Prompts Elementary Students This list includes silly holidays and fun topics for the month of December. You will not find references to religious holidays this month, so … Continue reading December Writing Prompts: FREE Writing Prompt Calendar
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!
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
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 piecesInformative/explanatory writingFriendly letterPersonal narrativeRecalling experiencesWriting about real and imagined events This list includes a wide variety of topics including silly holidays like Better Breakfast Month and National … Continue reading September Writing Prompts: Free Calendar with 20 Prompts!
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!
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! We didn't always love poetry in our house. Around age 4 my oldest child, a thoughtful little boy was … Continue reading How to Find Poems Kids Like +6 Books They Will LOVE
First grade curriculum choices for an eclectic, secular, hands-on homeschool year!
Build Your Library Kindergarten Review - Updated review for Around the World Curriculum, BYL, BYLK
Five important questions to ask yourself when you're shopping for curriculum. Advice from a former homeschool curriculum burnout.
Kindergarten unit plans based on Disney-Pixar's Ratatouille. Visit Paris, enjoy a few children's classics, and cook French cuisine!
I love using all kinds of media to support our homeschool. I've been using YouTube and online games and programs since I was teaching elementary school. I'm excited to share my favorite resources to support learning in your home or classroom!
Below is a list of streaming resources for any Europe unit study for Kids. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy! This list is up-to-date as of November 2016. Lineups on Netflix and Prime change frequently and occasionally YouTube videos are deleted. If you see something that is no longer available, please leave a comment. I will update this as needed. … Continue reading Europe Unit – Streaming Resources for Build Your Library Kindergarten
Our trip around the world led us to the South American Rain Forest. We extended our lesson plans quite a bit. Following the tiny poison arrow frog right down the rabbit hole.
The election is quickly approaching and the oldest has shown some interest. While we chat about politics at the dinner table he asks, "What's a debate?" and the next morning says, "So who is the new president?"
I can't fail him on this one. This is important stuff.
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.