Candy Math: Double Mints

Candy Math: Double Mints

It’s time for candy math again! Through Pinterest, I happened upon a site called First Grade Wow that has the cutest suggestions for holiday-themed ideas just perfect for my little 1st grader. Many of these candy math ideas were inspired by her Double Mint Math post – and some even use her brilliant free printables…

My Favorite Logic Resources

My Favorite Logic Resources

Is it really important to add logic studies in your homeschool from PK-High School?  Yes! Our children need to know how to think.  With the ability to think, almost any topic at any time can be learned and/or thought about critically.  Christian children who hope to defend their faith in the world absolutely MUST be…

Candy Heart Lessons

Candy Heart Lessons

What kid wouldn’t love a break from the regular schedule of homeschooling to enjoy a funschooling day full of candy heart lessons??? Mom, I promise that your day won’t be wasted and you’ll be able to check off just about every box in your lesson planner! Teaching with Candy Hearts Grab a big bag of…

Economics in the Homeschool

Economics in the Homeschool

Sadly, the formal study of economics is left out of most of the curricula I’ve run across in my 11+ years of homeschooling.  An understanding of economics is EXTREMELY important as our children grow up to care for a family, learn to tithe and give, and become the financial leaders of our country. Unless we…

Early Math Lesson Ideas

Early Math Lesson Ideas

Math is so much fun and means so much more to little ones when it concretely builds understanding.  So many times, we skip over “the tough stuff” because we think our little people can’t handle it.  Below are a few activities I have done with my five-year-old to begin building two of those “tough” concepts…

Hands-On Volume Lesson

  (This post contains affiliate links and links to my business website, Shining Dawn Books.) Target Age Range: 3rd-7th Skills Covered: volume, length, width, height, formulas, 2-dimesional shapes, 3-dimensional shapes Snap cubes are great for teaching perimeter, area, and volume in a hands-on way.  This lesson focused on volume and understanding the formula for finding…

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