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YES, You Do Have Time To Teach Social Studies!!

YES, You Do Have Time To Teach Social Studies!!

This year we are working hard to cover all of the continents in our Social Studies curriculum.  That’s hard to do when you have so many other standards to cover in a year.  In order to get all  we can…

10 Tips and Tricks To Involve Your Kids In Chores

10 Tips and Tricks To Involve Your Kids In Chores

Before I began teaching outside of the home, I was very intentional about making sure my kids were involved with chores around the house.  It kept tidying up manageable and the kids were accustomed to being ready for the day…

How to Use Scope and Sequence {Resource Guide}

How to Use Scope and Sequence {Resource Guide}

Are you having a little difficulty knowing what you should be teaching when you should be teaching?  This article outlines step by step on how to use your county’s scope and sequence this fall! Step 1: Google your county’s scope and…

How to Keep Your Kids Focused and Engaged

How to Keep Your Kids Focused and Engaged

Keeping your kids focused and engaged in their school work isn’t an easy feat to accomplish.  However, with a few mindful activities and a little planning on your part, your kids will be begging to do school and wondering what…

7 Easy Things You Can Do To Keep Your House Clean

7 Easy Things You Can Do To Keep Your House Clean

I know you know the feeling.  The frustration of keeping the house clean enough to keep your crazy life in balance…..to keep your anxiety level down and your head above water.  You feel like you’ve tried every single strategy to…

How to Teach Theme and Why We Need To Teach It

How to Teach Theme and Why We Need To Teach It

The theme of a story may not be one of those skills we think of to teach.  However, theme is a very important skill kids need to learn to master.  When kids understand how to find a theme of the…

Fall Fables and So Much More!

Fall Fables and So Much More!

I am thrilled to begin an ELA unit to kick off the fall!  You’ll want to take a look at this one, because it will keep you up to speed on the skills you need.  This unit is designed around my favorite…

Teach Four Subjects At Once! ELA Social Studies & A Freebie

Teach Four Subjects At Once! ELA Social Studies & A Freebie

Before I jump into all of the activities of our Intro to Geography unit, I just want to share how excited I am to have a unit that addresses so many skills and is FUN!  The older a child gets,…

Finally!  A Unit to Use For the Eclipse!

Finally! A Unit to Use For the Eclipse!

I am ecstatic to share with you a science unit to kick off the school year!  This unit is designed around a rare occurrence in the U.S.  A Solar Eclipse!  If you are looking for ways to teach your children about the solar…

20 Must Read Read-Alouds for Kids 9-12

20 Must Read Read-Alouds for Kids 9-12

Before I had children, my summers where often spent with a book in hand.  Since I was a classroom teacher, I would have nothing to do over summer break except read, read, read!  But now that I have children, the…