Tutorial for creating an accordion timeline that folds flat. Video and written instructions.
A round up of summer activities for families with young children. Check out ideas for outdoor play, crafts, and summer fun on a budget!
You've read all the articles about learning through the summer. Here's one that tells you the opposite. Take a break. Here are 101 reasons why.
I am so excited to have been invited to post for Learning Hypothesis again! Last time I shared our flower dissection lesson; today I'll run down our Top Ten Science Apps and Websites and you can pick up a bonus free printable. We use all kinds of media in our homeschool, but lately he's been all about … Continue reading Top Ten Science Websites and Apps for Kindergarten
Whether you're a homeschool parent, teacher, or just looking for a few activities to keep the kids occupied for spring break, read on for links to resources for activities, book lists, and free printable fun for spring!
Our adventures with Build Your Library took us to Africa this month! When the oldest showed some interest in chimpanzees and learning about Jane Goodall I jumped on it. Read on for lesson resources and our DIY lapbook lesson plans.
Ideas and tips about taking homeschool out of the house and into the world.
I often tag my posts and photos with #childledlearning. Today, I thought I'd give you a glimpse of what that looks like in our home. It's been a very science-y week.
Time to make my weekly homeschool plan. But first #allthestickers! Join me as I lay out my weekly homeschool plan and curriculum checklist.
Our adventures around the world with Build Your Library has lead us to Europe. Join us as we visit the United Kingdom!
Homeschool planning - the time when all of my favorite things come together: planners, education, organization, checklists, and planners. Did I say planners twice? Oopsie. Read on to see my monthly and weekly planning rituals... erm... overview.
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!
Homeschooling and Planning? Sign me up! This year I'm converting a daily horizontal planner into a homeschool planner. Read on for ideas about how to set it up and getting started with annual planning pages and trackers.
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!
I can't tell you how many times in the past six months I've looked over at my husband and whispered, "I'm so glad we're doing this." Deciding to homeschool was scary, but it's the best decision we could have made. Now it's the end of the year, and I'm taking some time to look back at where we've been and ahead at all of the exciting things to come.
Planning out my planner planning for 2017. What's the plan? Coming in 2017... Planner Edition Planning on a Budget Homeschool Planners Series, Tutorials, and More! Christmas Freebie Spread and High Speed Plan with Me I am so excited to start 2017. Only partially because all of my new planners begin January 1st! This blog went … Continue reading Coming Soon in 2017 and No White Space Christmas Spread with Free Printables
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!
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.
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.