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Introducing- Ocean Vocabulary ELA Unit

Introducing- Ocean Vocabulary ELA Unit

I’ve been talking about our Ocean Vocabulary ELA Unit in our Teacher 2 Teacher Facebook Group for quite some time now.  I’m so excited to announce that it’s ready to go! If you’ve been around my blog much, you know…

8 Reasons Homeschooling Makes Me a Better Mom

8 Reasons Homeschooling Makes Me a Better Mom

Growing up I always knew I wanted to be a stay at home mom.  However, going from a profession I loved to a stay at home mom wasn’t as dreamy as I imagined it would be.  It was hard to…

6 Jobs Your Child Can Do To Earn Money

6 Jobs Your Child Can Do To Earn Money

One of my goals as a parent is to teach my kids many life skills, one of them being how to make and manage an income.  This is an area I feel is lacking in our schools and requires parents to…

STEM Learning in the Classroom

STEM Learning in the Classroom

Since beginning our homeschooling journey four years ago, I’ve been diligent about keeping up on the latest trends of teaching.  Most students learn best by hands-on activities and student driven lessons.  They also almost always love science when they are…

Short Vowel Word Work

Short Vowel Word Work

Last school year I wrote up a Short Vowel Word Work packet to provide fun and confidence to my reluctant writer.   This pack has been a great reinforcement for short vowel words!  As with most short vowel lessons, we start…

8 Gratitude Books for Kids

8 Gratitude Books for Kids

It’s been a little over a month since I’ve written a post centered around book selections.  Last month we focused on grit.  This month we’re focusing on Gratitude.  As adults we know the importance of gratitude.  We know if we focus…

5 Ways To Integrate Art Into Your School Day

5 Ways To Integrate Art Into Your School Day

You know how much we’ve heard about the arts being taken out of our children’s school day?  Well, I believe there are creative ways to fit it in.  Whether you homeschool or public school, finding the time to sneak some…

First Grade Resources

First Grade Resources

I love first grade.  I taught this grade 4 years in public school and have taught it twice as a homeschooler.  I really love it!  One of my favorite ways to teach this grade level is through literature studies! This…

An End To The Summer Slide

An End To The Summer Slide

Have you heard about the summer slide?  Many children, especially struggling readers, forget what they’ve learned over the summer.  There are many different strategies to prevent this from happening, and some can not only prevent learning loss, but also bring…

7 Characteristics of Student Led Learning

7 Characteristics of Student Led Learning

Student led learning works best if you see yourself more as a coach and less as a dictator.  While I generally determine what skills should be learned and practiced, my kids are the ones who drive the activities and lessons.…