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Elementary Math App for Teachers and Parents

Elementary Math App for Teachers and Parents

One of the most common questions I receive is “If you’re not using a math curriculum, how do you know what to teach?”  My answer is always the same.  I follow the state standards.  Now, this may sound easy, but have…

Fourth Grade Friday: Homeschool Curriculum Choices

Fourth Grade Friday: Homeschool Curriculum Choices

I get a lot of questions about curriculum so I thought I’d share with you what I’m using with my fourth graders this year.  A lot of people ask me about curriculum other than my own, and honestly I try to…

Second Grade Sunday: How to Use Library Books in Your Homeschool

Second Grade Sunday: How to Use Library Books in Your Homeschool

  I know what you’re thinking!  Looking for the right resources and curriculum for your kids can be FRUSTRATING to say the least.  That’s why it’s important to stop the madness and use what your kids already enjoy doing.  Library books…

How Public School Made Me Better at Homeschooling

How Public School Made Me Better at Homeschooling

Imagine planning and executing lessons for 20 students 5 days a week, 32 weeks a year.  Half of the class is struggling to keep up, and about 20% of the class need something more challenging. How are you going to…

Second Grade Sundays: Posters, Pirates, and Practice

Second Grade Sundays: Posters, Pirates, and Practice

      This post is part of my Peek at Our Homeschool Week Lesson series.   Ahoy, Mates!  This week was our first week back to school and in Second Grade we began our year with pirates and a lot…

Super Sleuths- Mystery Adventure Game {Back to School FREEBIE}

Super Sleuths- Mystery Adventure Game {Back to School FREEBIE}

    If you’re teaching 3rd-5th grade this year boy do I have an incredible resource for you! April from The Glitter Tree and I have teamed up to bring you an incredible Vocabulary ELA curriculum.  And this week we’re not…

How to Homeschool Kindergarten

How to Homeschool Kindergarten

  Well, it’s almost time!  You’re getting ready to begin homeschooling and attempting to collect all the best tips on how to create the perfect kindergarten classroom.  I’m getting ready to teach Kindergarten for the third (possibly last) time!  Here…

Sight Word Centers Unit #1

Sight Word Centers Unit #1

  I’m getting ready to start school back up for the year, and I need activities and lessons for my K-2nd graders.  I want to start off with sight words to ensure we have a solid foundation right from the…

The Most Important Organizational Tool For Your Homeschool

The Most Important Organizational Tool For Your Homeschool

affiliate links are included in this post It’s no secret.  I’m addicted to planning for my homeschool.  My husband, kids, and friends often joke about my teacher addiction.  Keeping organizational charts are a must for any teacher. I could spend…

3 Requirements For The Perfect Reading Curriculum

3 Requirements For The Perfect Reading Curriculum

  Choosing a reading curriculum can be one of the most overwhelming tasks a teacher can face.  Not only are there tons of great products to pick through, our children are also all unique in their learning styles, interests, and…