1. Turn Catalogs into a Christmas Collage

    We can tell it's the Christmas season, because lately our mailbox has been looking like this: Before taking a pile out to the recycle bin, I had the idea of…

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  2. Christmas Tree Math

    We made homeschooling a little more festive this week with some Christmas tree math! Gresham (1st grade) is working on learning his addition facts, so I made 6 trees with…

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  3. F is for Fish Preschool Unit

    A few weeks ago, Owen learned that F is for fish is his preschool time.  (In fact, I was trying to remember when exactly we did this fish unit, and…

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  4. Make a Thanksgiving Book

    Here is something to do with little ones to keep them busy during the holiday week! I made these Thanksgiving books with Gresham (6) and Owen (3) last week over…

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  5. Preschool Activities for Berlioz the Bear by Jan Brett

    Berlioz the Bear by Jan Brett is one of our favorite books, and Owen (age 3) had so much fun doing activities with this book during his preschool time last…

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  6. First Grade Math: Curriculum Comparison

    So, I'm homeschooling my second first grader (Did that make sense?  My second son has reached first grade) and we're on our FOURTH math curriculum.  Actually, our curriculum-hopping spanned second…

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  7. Teaching the Concept of Even and Odd Numbers

    Today, Aidan (4th grade) was learning about remainders in division, so I thought that it would be a good time to introduce even and odd numbers to Gresham (1st grade).…

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  8. Preschool Shape Activities {To go with Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh}

    Last week, I did a shape unit for Owen's preschool time.  This was so simple, and a lot of fun.  After the previous week where I never got around to…

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  9. Ping Pong Ball Shooters

    We got this fantastic idea for ping pong ball shooters from Come Together Kids.  I made a couple of revisions - they used them to shoot pom poms and mini…

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  10. Paper Plate Clock Activity for Learning to Tell Time

    When I saw this idea on Pinterest (from Mrs. Dahl's Classroom) to make a paper plate clock for learning to tell time, I knew we had to do it!  Gresham…

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