1. Teach Your Child to Read without a Curriculum

    I am currently in the process of teaching my second child to read using mostly materials around the house, and I thought I would blog our ideas!  When Aidan was…

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  2. Favorite Chapter Books for Boys, Part 2

    We have so many favorite books that it was impossible to fit them all in one post!  Here are some more of our favorite chapter books for boys, and here…

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  3. Favorite Chapter Books for Boys, Part 1

    Jordan and I both enjoy reading, and we have been pleased that all of our boys love books as well!   I decided to post some of our favorite books, and…

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  4. Alphabet Running Game

    We've been stuck inside the house a lot lately because of the flu and bad weather! We decided to burn off a little steam by adding running to an alphabet…

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  5. Writing Letters in Sugar

    Here's an easy idea for practicing writing the alphabet - writing in sugar! Sometimes it helps to get more of the senses involved when working on writing. We got this…

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  6. How Big was Goliath?

    Today's advent tree reading was about David and Goliath. (Well, when I say "today," I mean the one we did today, which was the reading for December 11th. But if…

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  7. Elementary Math Bar Graph Activity

    I have found that one of the best ways to get Aidan engaged in math is to put away the worksheets and do something that relates to real life.  He…

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  8. A couple math games

    We have a 2nd grade math curriculum that I really like, but I am supplementing with some additional hands-on activities.  Children learn so much by doing and exploring.  Worksheets are…

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  9. Fishing for ABC's

    This super-easy activity has been a favorite for my boys! It always holds their interest longer than I expect it to. We use a dowel rod to be our fishing…

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