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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.…

14 Christmas Ideas For Busy Moms

14 Christmas Ideas For Busy Moms

In my 9 years of being a stay at home mom, I know how busy the holiday season can be.  The older the kids get, the busier our life gets.  I have one child who insists on celebrating every holiday…

How To Teach More Than One Subject At Once

How To Teach More Than One Subject At Once

Keeping up with state standards can be a strenuous task anytime of the year.  But, during the holidays?  Over the years I’ve found ways to tie in multiple subjects with our thematic units. Because of the high level of interest,…