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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 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…

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.…