For my family, get togethers either include the mountains or a pool. But I’ll take either. I also love doing fun activities with the kids for holidays to make special memories. Entertain the kids at your 4th of July get together with this fun free printable 4th of July word search.
For homeschool, we learned all about bees. Have you ever learned about bees?? Holy smokes, those things are AMAZING. In a future post, I’ll share with you some of my favorite products for teaching kids about bees. But in the meantime, I wanted to share this project with you… making BEESWAX CANDLES WITH KIDS.
These beeswax candles make great gifts (free printable gift tag included!), home decor, and fun memories of making them with the family.
So for last year’s homeschool, we studied slavery and the Civil War… all year long. That’s how I love doing history. We just take a small portion of time and spend the whole year really getting in-depth. This year we’re doing the Industrial Revolution, Great Depression, and World War I, so you can plan on […]
I’m always wanting to make learning fun and interesting so my son will actually get through it without complaining. Since we struggled throughout the school year, I wanted to make sure we practiced during the summer so he doesn’t fall behind once he starts 1st grade next year. Since he does enjoy math, I decided to come up with some printable math worksheets we could do this summer.
Last year, in homeschool, we studied The Revolutionary War, the entire time. It was awesome and we learned a ton (yes, me too!) Since we went through lots and lots of books and movies about the Revolutionary War, we found some that we absolutely loved and some… not so much.
Come check out our favorites! Whether you homeschool, teach public school, or simply want to add some great books to your kids collection, these are for you. All tried and true!
I had a special request for some 2014 Last Day of School Printable Signs. Where have I been?!? I should have thought about this sooner! But, hopefully it’s not too late for some of you to get some use out of these.
So, what do you think?? Are you as anxious as your kids for school to be out? I know I am. I looooooove summer! It’s so nice to take some time off and play a little more. 🙂 I hope you have lots of fun things planned! I’ll give you some ideas at the end of this post.
Helloooo! It’s Veronica and I’m so excited to be back! Here in the good ‘ol South, we are enjoying our last week of school. It FLEW by this year!! The kiddos and I are enjoying the craziness of field trips, field days, awards nights, different graduations, and the list goes on and on!
I love the idea of my kids answering questions that explain their life. It’s always fun to hear their thoughts and get a glimpse into their fantastic little minds. And because this is a crazy time of year for all of us, I love how simple this idea is.
Keep reading to see what I created for the END OF SCHOOL WRAP UP!
It’s time! I get so many emails asking about our homeschool year. I usually like to wait until it’s almost over (right now), so I can tell you what I liked, didn’t like, and what I’ll be doing differently next year.
Homeschooling is one of those things that you really have to find what works for you and your kiddos. I hear about some homeschooling methods or curriculum that are top rated and seems like everyone loves them. I’ll splurge on them and end up thinking it was a total dud. But, things that I love for our family could be completely ineffective or unappealing to someone else. So, that’s how it goes. I’ll tell you about what I have personally come to love this year in homeschool, but just know that there are more options out there. You can fine tune your system (or shake it up completely) every year/month/day until you find just what works for you.
Where to start, where to start…
My oldest daughter will be finishing up her first year in public school in just over a week!! It’s so hard to believe that this school year is already over. She’s grown by leaps and bounds in so many areas, but especially in reading. She has learned to love reading, and I want to encourage that passion and keep her learning even through the summer months. It’s hard to know exactly how to do that without her getting frustrated or feeling like it’s just another “chore.”
Well, I’ve found an amazing solution for fun summer education … Brain Chase!
The past couple months, for homeschool, we’ve been learning all about the pilgrims, the indians in the New World, and the first Thanksgiving. We like to take history slow and really delve into each time period. This coming week we’re going to have a fun Thanksgiving lunch (for school) to celebrate and reinforce what we’ve learned. I LOVE homeschool. Really. I love getting to learn right along with my kids! Anyway, after reading a bunch of books and watching some videos, I’ve narrowed it down to a handful of favorites products for teaching kids about Thanksgiving.
Besides raiding the fridge and climbing everything in sight, my daughter has started getting into imaginary play lately. Since she’s the oldest, I’ve tried to be creative about some things I can make for her. Last week it was a gas can for her cozy coupe car, and this week I took a stab at […]
I have a deep love for educational products and resources. Deep. I enjoy learning right along with my kids and finding (or creating) ways to make it fun. Anyway, with homeschool in full swing, we’ve been getting lots of use out of some super great homeschool and educational products and resources.
Here’s my current faves:
Daily Writing Prompts – The Teacher’s Corner has a fabulous list of daily writing prompts for every day of the year. What is super cool is that they are all relevant to the actual day, so let’s see… today is September 17th. There are 3 choices of writing prompts. One is about how today is the day the constitution was signed and asks kids to learn and write about one of the amendments. Another is about how September 17th is citizenship day and write what it means to be a good citizen. The last is about how today is the day NASA introduced the first space shuttle, and then a thought provoking question about that. Good stuff, I tell ya. So, not only are they getting handwriting practice, but they are actually writing about something educational.