homeschool

We have been learning lots about animals in our homeschool adventures – I try to have my boys read a few nonfiction books every day and lots of times they choose to read about animals. These two books have been great resources for our at-home learning. Frozen Wild is a wonderful book about cold climate animals and […]

We’re using The Story of the World curriculum for history this year (and forever because we love it!) and just finished up our study about Christopher Columbus. We found several wonderful books about him I wanted to share with you! Some of these are chapter books, some are easy to read picture books, and others […]

Science has turned out to be our favorite subject to study at home together. My kids love science and no wonder! It’s all experimental and hands on. As far as I’m aware, the new nation wide Common Core standards have taken science and history almost entirely out of early elementary school classrooms. It’s such a […]

I’m getting organized! And I’m determined to keep an organized record of my kids’ schoolwork. We’re starting out following The Well-Trained Mind schedule/model and she recommends this kind of record keeping system, so we’re going for it. It’s working out great so far – I keep all the papers we complete on a clipboard in […]

Once we decided to educate our children at home I knew there were some supplies we’d need. At the top of the list was a scanner. I find it easiest and most cost effective to purchase a consumable work book, scan the pages, and print off two copies for our two school-aged children. (This is […]

After our Cloud Unit Study we wanted more cloudy fun. I found 20 awesome cloud activities, experiments, and projects I wanted to share! Here’s my list of 20 FREE Cloud Activities: 1. Cloud Hunt Bingo from Green Grubs Garden Club 2. Cloud Dough from The Realistic Mama  3. Glove Puppets from Love and Lollipops 4. Clouds and Rainbows […]

This week’s book focuses on one of our favorite things – maps and geography! My boys have been interested in geography lately. It all started with this awesome video of US geography and continued on to this even more awesome video about world geography. My oldest has listened to the Tour the States song so many times, […]

We are gearing up for our first year of homeschooling and I’m excited! I’ve been getting all my curriculum and supplies organized and I realized that our home library needed an overhaul. So I created some labels to help us (even my pre-readers) keep our library organized and also to make finding books by topic […]

I haven’t posted a lot about this, but I’m homeschooling my 1st grader part time this year. He’s a good student and has been successful in public school but I want to be more involved with his education. We’re having lots of fun, especially with lapbooks. We recently read My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles […]

I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Wet Ones. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. We’ve been in school now for over one month, and I have to say that after a fun and hectic and spontaneous summer, it’s nice […]