Loving Easy Art Projects: Mosaics & Sensory

*this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I love art projects that will please both my 10 year old daughters and two year old son. It’s a struggle finding an activity that will entertain all three for a desirable amount of time; usually I find myself trying to do two different things, for two … Continue Reading

The Salem Witch Trials FREE Lapbook Templates! (Late Elementary Grades)

*this post contains affiliate links American history can really rattle your bones, especially when you read the details of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Spells, possession, witchcraft, lies…tragedy. Somehow though, it never ceases to be disturbingly fascinating to me. Now that my girls are in the 5th grade, their Oak Meadow curriculum suggested that … Continue Reading

Teaching Parts of Speech to Your Child (Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives)

In the early years of homeschooling, it’s all about laying the groundwork for independent reading- you’re going over the alphabet, the sounds, the shapes, and the combinations. For my children, we loved using Hooked on Phonics for Kindergarten and 1st grade, and it really made an improvement in their speech and reading skills. As time … Continue Reading

Homeschooling "On the Fly" (How You Can Teach Anything, Anywhere This Summer!)

While it’s officially “summer” for my children, that doesn’t mean that they are not learning at any given time. If you were a public school go-er like me, then summer means playing, zoning, and absolutely NO school lol. Yet for my children, they march to a different drum .”School” to them is fun, so why … Continue Reading