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How To Make Real-World Gifted Homeschooling a Reality

How To Make Real-World Gifted Homeschooling a Reality

Book smarts are important, but they aren’t the only things that matter for gifted learners. It’s incredibly important to make common sense connections through real-world gifted homeschooling, too. One of the challenges I hear often from parents of gifted kiddos is that sometimes brilliant-minded children don’t always make those common sense connections. It can be…

A Simple Machines Unit Study

A Simple Machines Unit Study

I love to teach simple machines through hands-on, experimental lessons.  While it took just a bit of time to gather materials, the engagement factor made this quick and simple unit study a hit with my children. Simple Machines Unit Study Before even reading the first book about simple machines, I set up some little centers…

Living Math: Using Attribute Blocks

Living Math: Using Attribute Blocks

(This post contains affiliate links and links to my products.) What are attribute blocks? Attribute blocks are a set of unique and versatile manipulatives (hands-on objects) used for teaching math, science, logic and critical thinking skills.  The set includes 60 pieces: five shapes: circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagons three colors: red, yellow, blue two sizes:…

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…

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