Why Nature Journals Are Important

Why Nature Journals Are Important

If you’ve been around here much, you know the importance I place on nature study. The real-life science lessons that offer a consistent “lab” experience are unmatched compared to simply studying the same topics from a textbook. But, just as important, nature study reaches so naturally into other academic areas that it’s priceless for gently integrated learning….

11 Tips for Raising Readers

11 Tips for Raising Readers

Did you know March is National Reading Month?  Because living books are so very good, every month is all about reading in our house!  But in honor of this annual celebration of reading, I thought I’d take some time to share some of my best tips for raising readers. 11 Tips for Raising Readers Not…

Spring Nature Study for Preschool and Kindergarten is Here!

Spring Nature Study for Preschool and Kindergarten is Here!

It’s finally here!  You’ve been asking for this resource for quite some time, but you don’t have to wait any more!  Nature by the Season: Spring for Preschool and Kindergarten is ready!  47 pages, ebook $5.95 Why Early Nature Study? Preschoolers and kindergarteners are naturally inclined to love nature because of their inquisitiveness, active bodies…

Preschool ABC Lessons Index

Preschool ABC Lessons Index

Preschool (K4) was such a fun year of school for us!  Each week of the entire year was spent learning about one letter of the alphabet.  There were no formal plans made.  Instead, the weeks were filled with whatever fun I could find (or think up) that revolved around the letter – science, cooking, dramatic…

Charlotte Mason How-To

Charlotte Mason How-To

If my blog has any sort of homeschooling consistency at all, it’s that just about everything has to do with the implementation of our style of a Charlotte Mason education.  I’ve written some very specific CM posts that I’ve gathered together one on simple index page for you. Enjoy your kids and your homeschooling lessons…

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…

Standard Measurement with Play Dough

Standard Measurement with Play Dough

This hands-on, literature-based math activity will help your younger students concretely understand the concept of standard measurement. This post contains affiliate links. Target Age Range: K-2 Skills Covered: non-standard measurement, standard measurement, making comparisons, fine motor skills, reading Understanding measurement doesn’t have to be hard for little ones.  In fact, teaching it early with concrete…

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