Little Log Cottage School

Second grade

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.…

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.…

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…

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…

Morning Math Work for 2nd Grade-Subscriber Freebie

Long ago when I was a fourth grade teacher, I had the woes of making sure I had 20 + kids who could make the grade in math. After homeschooling for 3 years, I can see how silly it is…

Elsa Verses The Snow Queen: Fairy Tale Lessons That Stick

Elsa Verses The Snow Queen: Fairy Tale Lessons That Stick

Come along with us as we enter into the frozen world of winter themed fairy tales. This month the theme for the Adventure Story Book Club is Fairy Tales.   To accompany this theme I looked for lessons and activities to…

Valentine's Lessons With a Lot of Heart!

Hi everyone!  I hope you all are having a great Valentine’s Week!  Today I want to share our Valentine lessons for the week. We learned about our cells, blood vessels, and our heart. We used a great resource, Magic School Bus Inside…

Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

I hope you and your children have been enjoying some fun winter books!  Last month we took a break for the Christmas holidays, but we’re back for some more adventures this year!  This month’s theme is  “THAT’S SNOW FUN!”  There are…

Thematic Units for January

I can’t believe it’s already a brand new year!  Time flies when you’re having fun with thematic units, right?  I’ve been busy over the Christmas holidays planning for this month because I knew how hard it would be to jump…

Our Week With the Gingerbread Man

Not only did we finish up a week with the gingerbread man, but we also finished up our semester!  I’m grateful we’ll have a full week before Christmas to bake, craft, and watch Christmas movies without feeling rushed since we…