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Busy Mom's Guide to Hands-On Lesson Planning- Math Tubs

Busy Mom's Guide to Hands-On Lesson Planning- Math Tubs

Recently, I’ve been asked on how to plan hands-on, no workbook type lessons for busy mothers. I thought it might be helpful to answer this question in a series of posts. Last week we talked about the importance in having…

Spooky Stories That Won't Keep Your Kids Up At Night

We combined literature and science this week with our Spooky Story and Skeleton theme.  With Halloween only a week away, I knew I needed to add some Halloween fun into our lessons.  Using an old Mailbox magazine as my guide, I…

Yee Haw! Fall Fun With Adventure Story Book Club

Adventure Story Book Club continues to be a fun part of our homeschool curriculum!  This month I chose to use the book “Barn Dance” by Bill Martin since it is getting so close to Halloween. Do you have your fiddles…

Star Student: Introducing Writing to Young Learners

Star Student: Introducing Writing to Young Learners

  Is it time to start teaching your child to write?  I have found a way to give confidence and fun to writing!  I’m sharing a writing activity I found on the Teaching Channel. Let’s face it.  Teaching writing is…

Ways to Use Cloudy With a Chance Of Meatballs

The above picture is Princess pretending to be our meteorologist.  We very much enjoyed pretending to be a meteorologist after reading the book,“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.” Connecting fun, literature, and other skills is always my number one goal…

5 Essential Ingredients Missing In Schools

Since leaving the public school setting I’ve become aware of what I’d been doing wrong as a teacher.   As a homeschooler, I’ve had more time to observe my students’ learning styles instead of conducting endless assessments.  I’ve had more time…

Where in the World is Mexico?

Where in the World is Mexico?

I hope you and your children will have fun and learn along with the Adventure Story Book Club participants!  This month’s theme: Around the World, is sure to get your children excited about geography and culture!  There are many, many places…

Simple Apple Activities That Would Make Johnny Appleseed Proud

There are so many ways to incorporate apples into your learning this month!  Here are fun lessons we have enjoyed over the last couple of years. Apple Treats Krispy Apple Treats We made these fun little treats for Princess’s tutorial class…

Resources and Activities From A One-Room School House- Week 6

Some weeks my planned theme doesn’t work out.  This week happened to be one of those. It started out with the fact the library didn’t have any of the books that I needed to go along with my lessons.  Also, the…

How to Kill Three Birds With One Pancake

We began the month of September with a fun author study on Tomie DePaola.  The last day of the study we tied the whole day around his book, “Pancakes for Breakfast.”  I wasn’t quite sure how the kids were going…