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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Teaching Textbooks App-Based Homeschool Math

I have never enjoyed math. Even though I took classes all the way through Calculus, it’s been 20 years and I don’t remember it! This is where Teaching

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Marshmallow Counting and Adding

When the kids come inside from playing in the snow, I always let them have some hot cocoa to help them warm up. I decided to sneak a tiny

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Double-Digit Subtraction Card Game

My son has been struggling with subtraction with renaming. (I also called it “borrowing”). He sees two numbers and he consistently subtracted the smaller number from the higher

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Online Homeschool Math Curriculum

When my kids learn from a different teacher as well as from me, their learning is expounded. Teaching math using CTCMath online homeschool math curriculum has been a

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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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Pancakes PreK and Elementary Learning Fun

One of the favorite things my kids love to cook is pancakes, of course! I believe it was one of the first things I actively encouraged my kids

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Subtraction Hearts: Valentine’s Day Themed Subtraction Practice

It was time to review some basic subtraction practice using a number of fun subtraction activities just perfect for the Valentine’s Day season.

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A Christmas Gross Motor Skills Number Recognition Activity

In pondering ways to make learning kinetic for my active one, I decided to use the idea of a Christmas tree number hop, with a Christmas tree outlined on

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Hands-on Multiplication Review Activities and Games

Multiplication is something that comes up again and again and again. My memories of elementary school math revolve around the horrid timed practice tests we had to take

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STEM Valentines Coding Introduction: Crack the Code Valentines

Valentine’s Day is a little ways away still, but here is a fun way to give a STEM Valentine’s Day card to your students or children — crack

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100+ Preschool Picture Book Lessons and Activities

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’ll know I love incorporating learning moments into familiar parts of our lives, especially reading favorite picture

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