Sort the pictures on each flower into the correct word family flower pot. We used mini-flower pots to make this word family picture sort even more hands-on for spring.

Now that my daughter (age 5) is becoming more and more aware of words and sounds and even starting to sound out consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words, she was very excited to try a flower-themed word family picture sort. She loves flowers. The beautiful springtime is finally showing us tiny green buds and she cannot wait to

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Once my children were in upper elementary school, we let go of copywork assigned by Mom. That said, it is still important to practice handwriting.  Writing cards to family and friends is a sneaky way we get handwriting practice in their lives! I love to use picture books as inspiration. I loved reading the new book Sallie Bee

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What do you do on awful weather days when everyone is feeling the dreariness of the season? Time for great family time!

Whether it’s bitter cold outside or the snow is coming down just a bit too much, some days we find we’re stuck inside a bit too much. Homeschooling is hard, but when we’re stuck inside due to the weather, our moods go downhill.  Are you facing the same difficulties? When regular school is not a great

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The students in my co-op writing class (who are in first to fourth grade) really struggle with starting a story. For the most part, every story starts with “Once there was….” and goes from there. “Once upon a time…” is a close second. It is a challenge to get them to think outside of the

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An important part of parenting is teaching children positive character. At this time of year, we often focus on being grateful. But there is no need to wait! We should be teaching our children to be thankful every day of the year. You can help your children learn to be grateful. Consider the ways you can

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With Thanksgiving coming, it’s time to reflect on what it means to us personally, as well as the context in which we traditional celebrate the holiday. For my older students in my homeschool writing co-op, I found writing about history is a nice way to approach it. Why Read and Write about Thanksgiving?When it’s time

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My youngest loves to dig in the dirt! After some gentle teasing from her dad about how, when he was a kid, he dug to the center of the Earth, she thought she’d give it a try! This led in to some actual discussion about our Earth and how big it actually is. Our unit

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