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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.…

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,…

Fall/Scarecrow Lesson Plans (Free Resource)

Fall/Scarecrow Lesson Plans (Free Resource)

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  Here are lesson plans for your Scarecrow week.  Reading, writing, math, treats and crafts make this easy for parents and fun for kids.  I even have a free little file…

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…

K/1st Grade: Starting Your Homeschool

K/1st Grade: Starting Your Homeschool

    Did you take some time off during the summer or are you just beginning your homeschooling journey?  We traditionally slow things down in the summer and do only a bit of school here and there.  However, last week…

August Savings For Homeschooling Moms

August Savings For Homeschooling Moms

  {affiliate links included in this post} I’m in love with Insta Ink!  I finally caved in and enrolled with this program because I was using so much ink.  If you’ve been printing out a lot (especially all those pretty…