1. Preschool Unit: The Year at Maple Hill Farm

    Last week, we did a very simple unit using the book The Year at Maple Hill Farm by Alice and Martin Provensen.  I have started choosing a "book of the…

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  2. Math Activity: Candy Survey and Graph

    Facebook can be such a useful tool for homeschooling!  Last week, Gresham's math curriculum, Making Math Meaningful from Cornerstone Curriculum, introduced the concept of a bar graph.  I decided to…

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  3. A Preschool Mini Unit on the Five Senses: Part 2

    This past week, my 3 and 5 year olds studied about the five senses using The Magic Schoolbus Explores the Senses.  You can find part 1 with our activities on…

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  4. A Preschool Mini Unit on the Five Senses: Part 1

    Now that I'm homeschooling two boys this year (4th and 1st grades), it's a challenge to keep three-year-old Owen from being lost in the shuffle.  And when Owen has nothing…

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  5. Patterns for Preschoolers

    One great way to build thinking skills in preschoolers is by creating patterns!  This week, I introduced the concept of patterns to Owen (turned 3 in May) for the first…

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  6. American West Pioneer Activities: Part 2

    If you missed Part 1 in our Pioneer Series, you can find it here. Field Trip After learning about wagon trains and American frontier life, I wanted to find a…

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  7. American West Pioneer Activities: Part 1

    We've been having so much fun studying wagon trains and the American frontier in Aidan's history this year (Sonlight Core E)!  In fact, we are just about to start studying…

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  8. Learn to Count Money: Fair or Not Fair Game

    Here's a quick idea for a game to practice counting money!  If I'm remembering correctly, I got this idea from the teacher I worked with when I was student teaching.…

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  9. Homeschooling: The First Two Weeks

    So, we started our homeschool year last Monday.  Yes, it's very early!  We've been having high temperatures around 108 degrees, and it's just too hot to do anything else!  I…

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  10. Our Homeschool Curriculum Choices: First Grade

    The other day, I shared what is on our shelves for Aidan's fourth grade year.  Today I'll share what we're planning for Gresham this year. Gresham will be 6 in…

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