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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…

10 Frugal Teacher/Homeschooler Must-Haves

10 Frugal Teacher/Homeschooler Must-Haves

  One of the biggest hurdles a teacher/homeschooler can face is expense.  However, homeschooling doesn’t have to be expensive.  Your Kindergartener doesn’t need a fancy curriculum.   You don’t have to buy different curriculum for each child.  There are a…

Incredible Elementary Learning Resources

Incredible Elementary Learning Resources

This year’s Build Your Own Bundle has some incredible resources for elementary grades.  If you have children grades 3rd and up, I’m going to highlight what has caught my eye!  Make sure you take a look at these! I have a…

{2nd-3rd Grade} Book List to Go With Your Curriculum

{2nd-3rd Grade} Book List to Go With Your Curriculum

When I was teaching in public schools, I didn’t have a choice on what curriculum I used.  I had to use what the county provided for us.  No fun thematic units or unit studies.  Every day I had to pull…

Frog and Toad: A Spring Lesson Plan

Frog and Toad: A Spring Lesson Plan

Each month I create thematic lessons because I strongly believe the key to learning is interest.   Hi friends!  Spring is here and I’m excited to share with you our lessons from Frog and Toad.  But first, let me explain…

A List of Activities to Explore the 13 Colonies

A List of Activities to Explore the 13 Colonies

This semester I taught a history class for our local tutorial.  It was time for my 4th graders to learn about the 13 colonies.  When I was planning to teach about the 13 colonies, I purchased a product to help.…

February Freebie: Name That Shape Activity Pack

February Freebie: Name That Shape Activity Pack

Do you play enough games during your educational day? Every month I TRY to create a freebie for my readers.  Because I strongly believe in the power of  games, I make sure to include some type of game in all…

7 Tips To Sneak Valentine’s Day Into Your Lessons

7 Tips To Sneak Valentine’s Day Into Your Lessons

I’m a firm believer in throwing fun into your lessons.  And when a holiday rolls around, that’s even more reason to make sure lessons have a hint of the season; no matter what grade you’re teaching. And that’s what I’m…

Biography and Research: James Robertson

Biography and Research: James Robertson

Each time I begin to create a new resource, I check the state standards to see what my kids need to learn.  Because I have a passion for history, that’s usually where I go when I’m ready to get creative.…