THE MOST important thing to educating your children at home is creating a rich learning environment. But what does that look like? First off, let me tell you what it DOESN’T look like. It doesn’t look like a beautiful Pinterest-worthy “study area” with cute kid chairs and a desk to make a teacher drool. It… Continue reading Creating a Rich Learning Environment
Have you been looking into homeschooling - or maybe just kinda sorta peeking at the idea since next year may be crazy? But the thought of ALLLLL the different types of curriculum out there kind of confuse you? Totally get it! What if I told you that you didn't need to buy curriculum for every… Continue reading Do you need curriculum?
Looking for resources about home schooling specific to your state? I found this great list that I thought I'd share really quickly - https://hslda.org/legal
Another quick excerpt from my new eBook! But I’m Not Qualified! If only my master’s truly qualified me to teach. I was a 23-year old who didn’t know much about little kids when I was hired. All it takes is a faith, hope, and a little bit of pixie dust. Or, more accurately, a plan,… Continue reading Teacher Qualifications to Homeschool?
Have you been thinking about homeschooling, but holding back because you're not a teacher? This is for you! This is a short excerpt of my new eBook that I'm planning on publishing you to help you get started on your homeschool journey! You can do this! And there's no better time than now Not a… Continue reading Not a Teacher?
Quarantine got you going crazy? How's sending your kids to school next year with a mask, 6-foot distancing, and a bag of lysol? It doesn't sound pretty. Have you been considering homeschooling, but not really sure if you can commit, how to start, or if you really even want to? I have been working on… Continue reading Homeschool
It just dawned on me today that I have been teaching using a formula too much. When students struggle with writing, it is sooo helpful to go back to the basics. Focus on the skills they need, and build up from there. But you know what.... sometimes that's just boring! It's hard when you want… Continue reading Types of Writing
Photo by Pragyan Bezbaruah on Pexels.com Calendar Time/Number of the Day I shared a video on my private facebook group to help you and your child do calendar time. Let me know if you'd like to join my group to follow along as we do calendar time 🙂 3/16 - Math - Fractions (halves) fraction-activitiesDownload… Continue reading Lesson Plans
Photo by Bich Tran on Pexels.com I love starting our morning with calendar time! It's a routine my kids have on auto-pilot, and at this point, I can usually have them lead the activities with minimal help. In a 15-30 minute time-frame, we also get in some amazing number sense! What it includes: Days of… Continue reading Calendar Time
Routine is the best way to set the pace for your day, make sure you accomplish what needs to get done, and not go crazy in the process! I am a super scheduled person. I used to have a calendar that broke up the day in 15-minute intervals that I loved. Aaaaaaand then I had… Continue reading Routine