Learning Resources, Reading & Literacy

7 Ideas to Try When Kids Hate Reading: Encouraging Literacy

Some kids hate reading...gah, I sure did.  With a passion.  Was it my overlooked dyslexia and ADHD?  Was it that as a child who suffered a great trauma, I was never going to relate to stories about beavers, pigs, or dogs named after grocery stores?  I can count on one hand the books I read… Continue reading 7 Ideas to Try When Kids Hate Reading: Encouraging Literacy

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Geology For Young Minds: A One Week Themed Unit

Geology is everywhere.  From digging our toes into the sand, to skipping pebbles across a pond, geology is something that has always just naturally called to us.  From sandcastles to mud pies our kids have a curious familiarity that will allow for a valuable learning experience. This unit for preschool to young elementary will explore… Continue reading Geology For Young Minds: A One Week Themed Unit

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Weathering & Erosion Lesson: Geology for Young Minds Unit

Weathering & erosion cause fantastic, as well as fascinating changes to our world's surface.  Just look at the concept of Pangaea of yester-year and onto the development of islands and Earth features today.  These observations can really bring to light just how our landscape is slowly changing each and everyday.  But, the changes don't stop… Continue reading Weathering & Erosion Lesson: Geology for Young Minds Unit

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Rocks & Minerals Lesson: A Geology Unit for Elementary

What is the difference between rocks & minerals anyway?  This lesson will not only explore the difference but will lay the foundation of the child's fluency with the Periodic Table. This lesson covers many objectives, and depending on your child's prior knowledge, it can easily be divided into two days for greater focus and mastery.  … Continue reading Rocks & Minerals Lesson: A Geology Unit for Elementary

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Volcanoes & Earth’s Changes Lesson: Geology Unit for Elementary

As we dig deeper into Geology, it is necessary to understand the vital role magma and volcanoes play in shaping our planet.     As as an Amazon Affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learning Objectives  Changes to Earth's Surface; Volcanic Eruptions Find evidence of Changes to the Earth's Surface How Do Rock Layers Form Day… Continue reading Volcanoes & Earth’s Changes Lesson: Geology Unit for Elementary

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The Solar System- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

Our Solar System is everything we have learned about this week all rolled up into a single synchronized set of orbits.  That being said, today's lesson may be a bit more involved then the previous ones, by using art and a tactile manipulative in order to assess our student's understanding of our planets, sun, and… Continue reading The Solar System- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

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7 Tips to Homeschool on a Budget

Welcome to Homeschooling, the sneakiest expense of them all.  A box of crayons here, a subscription there, a few TPT worksheets just in case....and after doing this everyday, the numbers add up fast. As an Amazon Affiliate I Earn from Qualifying Purchases. Find Free Worksheets This is perhaps the most vital of the tips I… Continue reading 7 Tips to Homeschool on a Budget

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Preschool Homeschool- What You NEED To Know…Simplified

Homeschooling your preschooler can be one of the most rewarding experiences of parenthood.  That being said, I do not want to disillusion you.  Just like parenthood, it will not be without its moments of exhaustion, frustration, and will from time to time push you to the very brink of your sanity.  This time of pandemic… Continue reading Preschool Homeschool- What You NEED To Know…Simplified

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The Moon- Astronomy Lessons For Preschool

We have already shot for the stars, the sun, and the planets, and today we land on the moon with our little ones.  This day can invite conversation on physics concepts such as light and gravity through play and hands-on exploration.      As an Amazon Affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. Daily Warm Up:… Continue reading The Moon- Astronomy Lessons For Preschool

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The Planets- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

We've made it to Planets!  Who doesn't love imagining and exploring the idea of other worlds?  For preschoolers the two main concepts is to familiarize themselves as they associate the images of the planets with their names.  This can be done wonderfully through some videos I have included in the intro of the Lesson.  And… Continue reading The Planets- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool