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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,…

Christmas Themed Phonics and Spelling

Christmas Themed Phonics and Spelling

With the Thanksgiving leftovers still in the fridge, I begin thinking about Christmas.  No, not getting out the Christmas tree and the wreaths, but putting together Christmas themed lessons.  My Little Pixie is getting ready to study vowel team patterns.…

Native American Units

Native American Units

When I plan out my school year, I always check out the state standards. I use these skills to drive my curriculum.  Since I love teaching by thematic units, I use the social study standards to help build these units.…

Civics Lessons with a Freebie

Civics Lessons with a Freebie

Are you teaching Civics this year?  It’s a great year to do it.  Election year can be a great intro for your middle school aged kids. I’ll be honest.  Civics is out of my comfort zone.  It’s not something I…

Place Value Teaching Ideas

Place Value Teaching Ideas

Teaching math to young learners can be fun and creative!  Making math time interactive is very important.  This will keep kids engaged and excited about the subject of math!  At the beginning of the year I begin teaching place value to…

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…

Fourth Grade Fridays: How to Homeschool Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade Fridays: How to Homeschool Fourth Grade

    Fourth Grade is a big grade to teach.  This is the year of double digit multiplication and division, understanding European Exploration into the Revolutionary War, writing in cursive, reading and comparing literature and more!  It’s becoming more and…