Geography Books for Kids

This year our oldest will be learning a lot about geography as we work through our 3rd grade homeschool curriculum–My Father’s World Exploring Countries and Cultures. We’ll be looking at lots of maps and learning about the world we live in. I’ve gone through my bookshelves and visited the library to pick out some of the […]

Archaeologist Pretend Play

Sometimes, the best dramatic play ideas are inspired by the natural interests and curiosity of each child. For example, while sorting, organizing, and downsizing some of my teaching materials that have been in storage, my oldest spotted some dinosaur skeleton models. He immediately opened them and began the building process. Later, he asked if he could […]

5 Tips for Great Homeschool Field Trips

One of the great things about homeschooling is the amount of flexibility we have with scheduling field trips and learning adventures. In a typical public school classroom, kids will only take a few field trips over the course of a school year. At the school where I taught kindergarten, we were limited to two field […]

Legoland for Homeschoolers

We recently took an end of the summer trip to Florida to visit family and have a little fun. While we were there, we took some time to visit Legoland and Disney World. We had a great time of connecting as a family, with a little learning sprinkled in. As I was sharing pictures of our […]

Homeschool Assignment & Chores Sheet {Free Printable}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SchoolYearReady #CollectiveBias Over the summer, I had a serious conversation with our oldest about our homeschool. Jonah just turned eight and he’s feeling the desire for more freedom. As a momma, I’m feeling the tension as he’s trying to […]

6 Back To School Tips and Activities

It’s time Back to School time. Can you believe it?! Whether you homeschool or send your kids to public school, it’s time to get back into the daily school routine. Are you ready? Today we’re featuring 6 Back to School Tips and Activities that were linked up in last week’s Good Tips Tuesday. You’ll find some […]

5 Resources to Help You Tackle Your First Year of Homeschooling

When you first start homeschooling, it can be very overwhelming. Do you join a co-op? Which homeschool curriculum should you buy? How do you report grades? Can you really do this? It’s enough to make your head spin. Even though I was a public school teacher before I started homeschooling, I still had a ton […]

Build-a-Minion Busy Bag

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBias Has Minion Mania hit your house? Ours too. My kids are in full-out Minion mode and they haven’t even seen the newest movie yet! The Minions are everywhere, so my kids are on the hunt to […]

Our Homeschool Curriculum 2015-2016

It’s hard to believe that it’s already getting close to time for Back to School, or in our case, (NOT) Back to School!  I recently started organizing our homeschool curriculum and preparing the weekly folders, so I’ve had school on the brain. Add in the school supply sales I’ve seen, and I’m in full-out planning mode. […]

Summer Letter Tile Spelling Mats (Free Printable)

Happy Summer! I recently shared about the new Letter Tile Spelling Mats Bundle for Seasons and Celebrations in my new blog shop and I wanted to share the summer letter tile printable with you. Some of the people that have purchased the bundle have already been using this with their kids and have told me […]