This post includes ideas for teaching money and 5 FUN 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 FUN Ways to Get Started!
October is a great time for some hands-on, fun Halloween STEM activities! Find all of our favorite spooky STEM ideas below! Get ready for November with 20 Thanksgiving STEM Activities! 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 … Continue reading 20 FUN Halloween STEM Activities!
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
I am excited to share my BookShark review! This year we used the Science Level 2 program with my seven year old and really enjoyed it. Read on to see what makes BookShark Science stand out from other homeschool science curriculum. Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for my fair and honest review. Mid-way … Continue reading Complete BookShark Review: Science Level 2, Ages 7-9
Engage, inspire, and excite your kids with these 7 elementary science resources for homeschool.
How to choose a homeschool science curriculum that will fit with your worldview, teaching, and learning styles with 3 easy questions.
Try some hands-on sensory fun with five Valentine's Day themed slime recipes!
Temple Grandin Elementary Unit Study. Books and activities plus free printable notebooking and coloring pages.
Elementary introduction to Archaeology. Book list, activities, and online streaming media resources for your science and history lesson plans.
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
After receiving Snap Circuits as a gift, my oldest has been very interested in electronics, where electricity comes from, and how it all works. We are learning side-by-side on this one! Read on for a slew of educational resources we've used to investigate electricity.
My oldest led me straight toward a mini-unit on plants and gardening. Read on for our book list, streaming media, ideas, and resources!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.