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How to Teach Theme and Why We Need To Teach It

How to Teach Theme and Why We Need To Teach It

The theme of a story may not be one of those skills we think of to teach.  However, theme is a very important skill kids need to learn to master.  When kids understand how to find a theme of the…

Teach Four Subjects At Once! ELA Social Studies & A Freebie

Teach Four Subjects At Once! ELA Social Studies & A Freebie

Before I jump into all of the activities of our Intro to Geography unit, I just want to share how excited I am to have a unit that addresses so many skills and is FUN!  The older a child gets,…

How I Teach History

How I Teach History

Getting a child excited about history can be a challenging feat.  I’ve found a really fun way to teach history.  Creating units around historical figures really was an eye opener for me.  As I began to concentrate on the PEOPLE…

Having Fun With Winter Vocabulary

Having Fun With Winter Vocabulary

If you’re planning on having fun with winter words, I think this winter themed vocabulary ELA (English Language Arts) pack will keep your lessons fun, challenging, and low-prep!  There are more activities than pictured so be sure to click here…

3rd Grade Thursday: Fall Themed

3rd Grade Thursday: Fall Themed

Hi Ho, Hi Ho!  We’ve been working at LLCS for the past few weeks on skills surrounded in a fall theme.  Today I’m sharing the lovely lessons the 3rd grade has been working on. First off, I combined two units to create…

Fall Explorers

Fall Explorers

One of my all time favorite ways to celebrate a new season is to do a thematic unit on it! My kids adore scavenger hunts, so I made sure I had one ready for the first activity of this fall unit.…

Back To School Theme

Back To School Theme

Whether we like it or not, Back to School began this month for most of us.  I’ve always loved the first couple of weeks of school because we have a fresh start with fun Back to School themes.  Whether your child…

Back to School Ideas Blog Hop

Back to School Ideas Blog Hop

  Next week we return for a brand new school year!!!! While I’m sad to end my summer of endless planning and spending hours of coffee drinking on my front porch, I’m also excited to start implementing all the lessons and…

2015 Curriculum

2015 Curriculum

I can’t believe it’s almost time to begin another school year! I’ve been planning all summer and now it’s about time to implement those plans. I can hardly wait! Since I’d been challenged to do a periscope last week of…

Daily Math Notebooks

Daily Math Notebooks

Have you begun to plan for the new school year? Homeschoolers usually begin planning months in advance to make sure they have their curriculum ordered and ready to go before beginning in the fall. Even if you haven’t, I’ve got…