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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STEM and STEAM Ideas for Homeschool, Co-ops, and Classes

I am so excited about this year’s plan because we are starting out with STEAM the center of our minds! At our co-op, I’m teaching an upper elementary-level

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Hands-On Learning Ideas for the Coral Reef

If there is one subject that we return to in our homeschool again and again, it is that of the coral reef. My kids love Nemo, Dory, and

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100+ Homeschool Co-op Class Ideas

We love our local homeschool co-op! We take and teach classes there each school year. Each year, our co-op parents submit classes they are interested in teaching. Then,

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Pool Noodle Covered Wagon

In honor of the recent Pioneer Day (the Utah holiday that celebrates the arrival of the Mormon pioneers to Utah in 1847), we try to do something pioneer

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Learning about Life in the Colonial Era and Pretending to be a Colonial Kid

Pretending and imagination are a key to relating to and enjoying history. Once you’ve learned about the American colonies, simulate what it would be like to live in

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Whole Body Butterfly Life Cycle

Strawberry simply loves butterflies right now! As we prepared a report about butterflies for our recent project fair, we took the chance to act out the parts of

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Ultimate Guide to Early Reading Resources and Activities

Now that my daughter is showing interest and ability in sounding out words and recognizing the print around her, it’s time I read up on it too and

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Early Reading CVC Centers

Even before my daughter could put the sounds of words together, she loved playing with words! As the months have passed, she’s become more confident in reading CVC

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Toddler and Preschool Hands-On Alphabet Learning Activities

It’s so much fun to incorporate alphabet learning activities into our every day reading and activities. Every day items and even garbage materials can easily be re-purposed into

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Flower-Themed Word Family Picture Sort

Now that Strawberry 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

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How to Homeschool an Active Preschooler

My daughter was so disappointed when I told her that we would be doing preschool at home this year. She loved her year at preschooler, and she wanted

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