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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,…

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…

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…

A Bible Curriculum to Love

A Bible Curriculum to Love

The past couple of years we’ve been using Grapevine Bible Studies as our bible curriculum.  I’m excited to see Grapevine Bible Studies is included in the Character Bundle this year! What would normally cost me $12.50 for 5 quick stand…

Elementary #1 Build Your Own Bundle

Elementary #1 Build Your Own Bundle

  Finding the right tools to homeschool can be overwhelming to say the least.  While our family doesn’t use a boxed curriculum, we do use supplemental tools to help promote the love of learning and to keep our academic skills sharp.…

Opinion Writing For Young Learners

Opinion Writing For Young Learners

  Opinion writing with young learners can be taught through interactive writing. Writing should have a purpose.  Young learners will not want to write if you’re just going to be throwing away their papers.  So, before you begin make sure…

20 + Books To Teach Grit

20 + Books To Teach Grit

This month our Teacher 2 Teacher Facebook challenge has been to find ways to teach GRIT in our children.  There have been many fascinating talks and research about GRIT, but how do you teach it?  In my quest to find…

7 Ways to Get Students Excited About Learning

7 Ways to Get Students Excited About Learning

“Bueller…..Bueller…..Bueller….”  (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off reference) Sometimes, getting our kids excited about school can be a real chore. It can make you feel like you’re failing big time.  We’re on Spring Break right now and I know coming back to…

What’s Working Wednesday: Frogs In The Cave Math Activity

What’s Working Wednesday: Frogs In The Cave Math Activity

Welcome to the first What’s Working Wednesday!  On Wednesdays I’ll be sharing what’s working in our homeschool.  It could be a lesson, a teaching strategy, or anything I feel was a huge success during our week. This week I asked…