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 […]

Indoor Snow Play with a Snow Sensory Bin

Chattanooga, TN isn’t known for lots of snow, so when it does snow we enjoy the rare treat of sledding and throwing snowballs. The boys love it! Usually the temperature rises quickly and the snow starts to melt….except on our back porch. Wanting to savor the last little bit of snow, I scoop up some […]

Olympics Letter Tile Spelling Mats

Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. If you use them and make a purchase, I will make a small percentage at no cost to you. Read my full disclosure policy for more information. The Letter Tiles Spelling Mats were so well received yesterday, I just had to post another! Since the Olympics are here, I […]

Letter Tiles Spelling Mats

Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. I’ve got a treat for you today! I’ve put together a printable pack of spelling mats to go with the our favorite letter tiles that are perfect for preschool or kindergarten kids. What’s in the Letter Tiles Spelling Mats Pack? Combined, this printable pack is 27 pages long. Inside […]

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 […]

14 Picture Books about Building with Blocks, Engineering, and Architecture

With this week’s review of BionicBlox, our new favorite engineering toy, I thought it only appropriate that I share some of my favorite books about building with blocks, engineering, and architecture. Here is a list of 14 picture books about building with blocks, engineering, and architecture. Changes, Changes by Pat Hutchins is a wordless book […]

Simple Science: Observing Worms

Worms. There’s just something about them that makes little boys giggle. Observing worms is a simple science activity because you don’t need any fancy tools! Since worms are underground, it’s hard to see them making tunnels in their natural habitat, unless you set up an observation. Jonah and I had fun setting up a worm […]

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 […]

Our Homeschool Curriculum 2013-2014

I find it hard to believe that we are entering our second year of homeschool. How is it possible that I have a First Grader?!?! We loved My Father’s World for Kindergarten, so we have chosen to stick with them again for First Grade. We were so excited on “Box Day“, the day we received […]