Even though my family homeschools, we are committed to supporting our local community. See what we’re doing for back-to-school and how you can participate in YOUR community too!
Print out these pages for basic shape recognition, as well as reading and writing practice.
When we’re studying the sun and the earth and things like orbit, rotation, etc., it can be confusing for little kids to understand how it all works. I found a great Sun, Earth, and Moon craft idea on Pinterest and adapted it with my kids using these beautiful printables. Using brads, printables, and construction paper […]
Most of this year, my social feeds have been full of opinions on the new Common Core standards and methods of teaching in our public schools. I am certain that my opinions have decorated many a feed as well. The new methods supposedly work for some children though I have yet to meet anybody who […]
Grow your own crystals for a fun family activity. This was actually pretty easy, and there are many ways to try it. The two most interesting crystals we grew as a test were from alum powder and epsom salts.
The only thing better than exploring the great outdoors with kids is bringing a little bit of the outdoors back home or to the classroom. Molding wildlife tracks is so simple that anybody can do it, and the process (as well resulting casts) can be used as both outdoor science and nature activities. Plus, an […]
Whether you home school, or you compliment your child’s education at home like most of the parents I know, you’ll want to check out littleBits. These learning bits are amazing and have some great potential for educational activities and HANDS ON learning. You know I’m a fan of that! What Are littleBits littleBits are kits […]
Now that the excitement of back to school shopping is over, and we’re settling into a routine, I’m constantly on the lookout for things that are fun and different, something to shake-up the every-day and make learning exciting; making school special as a homeschooler. At this age, my kids don’t need fancy expensive text books. […]
You guys know I’ve been working with Office Depot this back-to-school season to introduce the Scotch Expressions designer tape series and remind you how amazing the Office Depot Loyalty Rewards program is. I got a gift card to go shopping and wanted to share some of my finds. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEO5148r-6k[/youtube] Everything piled on that table was […]
The Office Depot Loyalty Rewards program allows you to choose from a personal Loyal Customers account, a Star Teacher account, and a Local Business account. The cool thing is that homeschoolers can sign up for the Star Teacher Loyalty Rewards program if it’s the best fit for you. Especially for co-op class teachers or homeschool group […]
The first day of school is almost here! While you may be busy checking off items on your children’s school supply lists, your children may be busy worrying about a lot more than if they have a enough pencils on the first day. Help calm their nerves before the first day of school by sharing […]
Whether you’re homeschooling or prepping a child to head off to school outside the home, school can be a pricey proposition. And it’s not just in August or September – the supplies inevitably have to be restocked throughout the year. That’s why I love the Office Depot Loyalty Program. My mom used the Loyalty Program […]