Musical Books – Early & Emergent Reader Activity to Introduce Children to New Books

  Introducing Early & Emergent Readers to New Books When I was teaching a kindergarten / first grade combo class, I was always trying new methods to get those active little minds (and bodies) excited about reading. One activity my early and emergent readers LOVED that was very successful in …

Sticky Note Match – Early Literacy Activity to Teach Letter Sounds & Word Recognition

Hands On Early Literacy Activity The Sticky Note Match game is and early literacy activity that is perfect for both the child learning the sounds of the alphabet or the for emergent / early reader. During my homeschool years, I was always looking for ideas to make learning fun for …

The Fast, Easy & Fun Way to Memorize Multiplication Facts

THE OLD WAY TO MEMORIZE MULTIPLICATION FACTS When you think about memorizing multiplication facts, you probably envision painfully boring flashcards being practiced over and over and over again. As adults, most of us remember memorizing the multiplication facts this way. Card after card with an endless sea of numbers until …

Feeling Unqualified To Homeschool Your Children? Don’t Worry – It Will Work Out!

As a homeschool mom to four, I am now on “the other end” of my long 20 plus year journey. When I first started out, I sometimes thought, “how am I going to do this?” Twenty years ago, making the home education choice was a decision guaranteed to come with …

How The Coronavirus Turned Me Into An Instant Homeschooler

The Coronavirus turned millions of parents into instant homeschoolers. I never planned to homeschool, but COVID-19 didn’t care about my plans (or anyone else’s). This rapidly spreading virus closed schools across the nation and turned stay-at-home parents to full-time working parents into homeschoolers with little to no preparation. Many school …