Simple Science: Observing Snowflakes like Snowflake Bentley

Snow is a precious thing where we live. We get snow, but not very often. Nor does it say very long when it actually does snow. My son was especially excited about our recent snow since it came during the week we were studying snow in science with My Father’s World First Grade. I love when […]

iHomeschool Studio: an online homeschool conference

I love to go to homeschool conferences. I love the encouragement, feeding my brain, and gleaning tips from other homeschool moms. They are like breath of fresh air and I always walk away feeling refreshed and energized in our homeschool journey. But sometimes, a trip is more trouble than it’s worth….Packing everybody up. Paying for […]

Online Record Keeping for Homeschool with Applecore

Disclosure: I received a Gold Level of Applecore for free. I was already personally using this product, but received an upgraded version for the purpose of this review. I was compensated for my time. All opinions are honest; I was not required to post a positive review. One of the things I think every homeschool […]

The What & Why of Open-Ended Play

How many times have you given a child the latest, expensive toy only to have them unwrap it and find more pleasure in the wrapping paper and box than the toy inside? It happens all the time. Little did you know you just provided an open-ended play experience! What is Open-Ended Play? Open-ended play is, […]

10 Books About Worms

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been studying about worms in science. Jonah has enjoyed learning how worms help the soil by digging tunnels and breaking things down by eating them. And because he’s a typical boy, he’s been fascinated that dirt is full of worm “waste.” We’ve found some really cute books at our […]

90 Must-Have eBooks for Your Homeschool Year

As a public school teacher, my summers were spent sitting in professional development learning new teaching strategies to add to my teaching toolbelt. Now that I’m a homeschool mom, I have to educate myself. While I’d love to go to homeschool conferences all the time, it isn’t always feasible. Going to conferences means investing time […]

Curriculum Box Day

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you saw that yesterday we received our box of curriculum from My Father’s World. To say we were excited would be an understatement. You would’ve thought it was Christmas morning as the boys pulled things out of the box to inspect them. Asher kept flipping through the […]

Simple Science: How to Make a Volcano with Kids

While we were studying rocks and volcanoes during one of our homeschool units, we made a simple volcano using household items. Making a volcano with kids is an easy and fun science activity. Little ones are fascinated by the fizzy “lava” and can’t wait to do the activity again. Materials small disposable paper cup playdough […]

How to Make a Sundial with Children

Summer is the perfect time to explore shadows and sunshine with your children. The days are bright and the kids need something productive to do. Why not pack a little learning into the summer schedule with a fun sun activity? Let’s make a sundial! Materials: Posterboard Paper Plate Playdough Stick or Pencil Marker Timer or […]

Letter Hunt {Printable}

  Using some of our old magazines, we went on a letter hunt the first week of homeschool. Since Jonah still really needs more practice cutting, I helped cut some of the words for him (maneuvering magazines and scissors was a little difficult and frustrating) and then he cut the letters apart. Other than my […]