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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.…

Friendly Letter Writing With a Thanksgiving Twist

Friendly Letter Writing With a Thanksgiving Twist

I’m all about sprinkling holiday flavor into our writing lessons. I’m also all about adding to our family and classroom traditions. My kids are pretty much just like me.  They love to do the same things for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas,…

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…

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…

Peter Rabbit Fence Building Fun

Peter Rabbit Fence Building Fun

We’ve been reading the classic tale, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and have wanted to add a little bit of rigorous fun for my upper level students.  The end of the year always prompts me to make sure my kiddos…

Castle Fun-Filled Learning

Castle Fun-Filled Learning

The Magic Tree House book series is such a great resource to use in your learning.  Kids LOVE reading these historical fiction easy readers.  Using these books to teach core skills and concepts makes learning so much more exciting!  I’ve…