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Native American Units

Native American Units

When I plan out my school year, I always check out the state standards. I use these skills to drive my curriculum.  Since I love teaching by thematic units, I use the social study standards to help build these units.…

Election Day Treats

Election Day Treats

During my sophomore year of high school, I took Government only as a requirement.  My teacher, who like most of my high school teachers, didn’t ignite my desire to care one iota about our government. It’s miraculous how life can…

Story Problem Poster and Practice Pack

Story Problem Poster and Practice Pack

Use this FREE Story Problem Poster and Practice Pack to help introduce and practice 4th grade math skills!  (See the resource list!) *this post contains affiliate links **the link to the downloadable pack is at the bottom of this post…

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…

8 Reasons Homeschooling Makes Me a Better Mom

8 Reasons Homeschooling Makes Me a Better Mom

Growing up I always knew I wanted to be a stay at home mom.  However, going from a profession I loved to a stay at home mom wasn’t as dreamy as I imagined it would be.  It was hard to…

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.…

Virtue Garden: Lessons in Character

Virtue Garden: Lessons in Character

  Even with the best academic instruction, a person with poor character will have a hard time succeeding in life.  The following character unit was inspired by a lesson I read in the book, Bonding With Children Through Boundaries. (this…

March Pick 3: Top Pinterest Ideas For March!

March Pick 3: Top Pinterest Ideas For March!

Welcome to this month’s Pick 3!  I love planning for March because there are so many celebrations!  Dr. Seuss, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring, and Easter!  Hopefully you can find some ideas from this post to help you make it to…

3rd Edition Math Journal Pages FREEBIE!

3rd Edition Math Journal Pages FREEBIE!

This year I began making Math Journal Pages for my first graders.  These have been so helpful for me to assess skills and it’s been a fun way for the kids to practice these skills.  I have two sets complete…