Teaching Young Children about September 11

It is an unfortunate truth that we have to teach our kids about the horrors of the world, such as what happened in New York City on September

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Setting Up a Creative Writing Center for Your Homeschool

To encourage my children to write more often, I’ve tried to make sure I have a writing center easily accessible to them in our school room (which is

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7 Creative Ways to Get Kids Practicing Handwriting

My son resists handwriting practice so I have been pondering ways to get him to practice his writing. I also am teaching a writing class at our weekly

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Shark Ice Cream

What could be more random and fun than Shark Week? It’s a week to celebrate sharks, a creature that inexplicably feared more than others, despite the fact that

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Sight Words Templates

This post contains affiliate links for products I have used. All opinions are my own. If you’re been reading for any length of time, you’ll know that I

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Discover and Do Sonlight Science for Kindergarten

I did not have a plan for a science program for my kindergartner. When I saw Sonlight’s literature-based science program, I was intrigued. Now that I’ve used it

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Conserving Trees and Recycling Paper: A Picture Book Lesson

To prepare for Earth Day and Arbor Day, we learned about conserving trees by recycling paper in our kitchen. Reading The Great Paper Caper, a silly mystery story,

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Practice Spelling and Vocabulary with Word Ladders

I’ve fallen in love with word links (also called word ladders, word golf, or doublets): games that change just one letter at a time to get to a

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Women in STEM Picture Book Biographies

One way my history-loving child and I love to approach science is through learning about the amazing people who have taught the world so much. In honor of

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Amazing Snowflake Videos

I mentioned previously that one of my favorite books about snow is about Snowflake Bentley, the first person to photograph the intricate designs of snowflakes. Here are some videos

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