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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,…

Summer Learning: 7 Ways To Keep Our Minds Active This Summer

It may not officially be summer yet, but we’ve already declared summer break!  We’ve completed our 180 days so now it’s time to get ready for next year.  Actually that’s not 100% true.  While I’m in the earliest stages of…

Letters of Thanksgiving- Instilling Gratitude

This month we’ve been beginning the day with our Thanksgiving Journals.  We’ve been focusing on a verse and writing what we consider blessings in our lives.  With November 11th being Veterans Day, it was a great opportunity to think about…

Our Goals Have Been Reached For Poetry Week!

We do not use a curriculum at LLCS, but we do have individual goals for every child. I am a former first grade teacher, so I know what I want them all to learn. When I create or search for…

Flying THINGS Lessons and Activities

  I bought “A Year of Hands-on Science” from another public school teacher (now a homeschooling mom/teacher) the year before we started homeschooling. What a find!  It’s right up my alley with two themes to follow for each month of…

Wacky Wednesday Writing

Anyone doing Wacky Wednesday?  Here’s a free journal page to go along with your Wacky Wednesday theme! Wacky Wednesday Writing

What Does A Week Of Our Future Presidents Look Like?

After posting our President’s Day plans I thought I would give you a glimpse of what our future candidates for President did this week. First we read, “So You Want to Be President” by Judith St. George.  This is a fabulous book that…

President's Day Is More Than Just A Day Out Of School

Happy President’s Day!  Do you like to celebrate President’s Day or do you think that it is just another day out of school?  I love President’s Day because it is the perfect time to do a presidential thematic study! This…

THANKSGIVING FINGER FEAST, ART, AND CRAFTIVITIES

Well, we have just completed our second class party of the year.  You know how the week leading up to a holiday can be!  Fun, fun, and fun! Here are some of the activities we did to celebrate Thanksgiving.   We learned…