I’ll share a few of our favorite streaming resources for your little sickies, and a couple suggestions for what to do when YOU are sick. Because the only thing worse than having sick kids is being sick with sick kids.Read More
Our adventures around the world with Build Your Library has lead us to Europe. Join us as we visit the United Kingdom!Read More
Our adventures around the world with Build Your Library has lead us to Europe. One of the most exciting places to visit was Greece. The oldest was so intrigued that we went ahead and made a whole unit out of it. Welcome to Greece!Read More
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!Read More
Introduction to money unit resources to use to supplement your math lesson plans. Click through to find book lists, activities, media integration, and field trip ideas. Don’t forget to grab your free printable!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Allow me to introduce you to our Math Basket. It’s becoming our favorite part of the day. Yes, that’s right. It’s even more fun than handwriting. I know. Hard to believe.
Our Math Basket
it’s math. in a basket.
A list of 110 (mostly literature) books for learning math aimed at early elementary age children. Links are to read aloud videos on YouTube – to use as a hook for new skills, to preview books, if our library doesn’t have a copy available, or as a support to read alouds.
Ya know, instead of re-reading the same thing a dozen times this week.Read More
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.Read More
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.
A list of streaming resources compiled for Build Your Library Kindergarten. It could also be used for any South American unit study. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!Read More
Before buying any curriculum I took a close look at our homeschool goals. The following is a detailed summary and review of Build Your Library – Kindergarten Around the World.Read More
No kindergarten curriculum is complete without learning your ABCs, 123s, and what to do if you spontaneously burst into flames.Read More
Our first kindergarten field trip. Such a trashy way to start the year.Read More