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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 lot…

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…

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…

Getting Started with Spring: 7 Outdoor Learning Activities

Getting Started with Spring: 7 Outdoor Learning Activities

“Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.”  -Edward Abbey I’ve been homeschooling for 5 years now-long enough to look back on our journey and realize that homeschooling changes with the seasons. This time of the…

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.…

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.…

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,…