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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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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Homeschooling in Florida: Your Questions Answered

Homeschooling has become quite the hot topic among parents as cases of the Coronavirus skyrocket in Florida.  Here are some quick tips of how it works, and what you should know. Simply Homeschooling in Florida Enrollment In order to home school in the state of Florida you must first submit a letter of intent with… Continue reading Homeschooling in Florida: Your Questions Answered

Art Appreciation, Learning Resources

6 Favorite Art Supplies That Cure Summer Boredom

For several years now the kids and I have been through a sea of different art projects and supplies as we explore the world around us each summer and school year.   Although it is fun to find exciting new supplies the kids have our basic staples that seem to get us through just about any… Continue reading 6 Favorite Art Supplies That Cure Summer Boredom

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What’s The Core Problem With Standardized Testing?

Standardized testing is a term, that for over the past several decades has become taboo.  But, what is the problem?  Where is the base of it?  Or does it exist at all? When Did We Institute Standardized Tests Anyway? As the U.S. gathered recruits in preparation to join the effort of World War I they… Continue reading What’s The Core Problem With Standardized Testing?

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Video Games and Education-Do they mix?

There is this stigma we have placed on video games.  Myths, and opinions that have been repeated as fact for decades. Perhaps it's time to dig deeper, and find the truth for ourselves.  Could video games be the missing link to understanding in the classroom? As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. What… Continue reading Video Games and Education-Do they mix?

Learning Resources, Reading & Literacy

5 Assessments That Will Rock Your Entire Homeschool Curriculum

When you hear the term assessment in the general public it is often associated with the term standardized, which over the years has become quite the dirty word.  No student wants to think of themselves as 'standard'. No parents want their child judged solely on the results of a single morning's exam.  And, no teacher… Continue reading 5 Assessments That Will Rock Your Entire Homeschool Curriculum

Learning Resources

9 Must-Haves for Every Home School Classroom

I have been educating children from home for more than 7 years, now.  I have tried many different concepts, manners, and products, each one I just knew would give me that 'ah-ha' solution to make my classroom easier more functional.  Some did, and some did not.   Whether your home school workspace is a designated classroom,… Continue reading 9 Must-Haves for Every Home School Classroom

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How To Teach Your Child to Read Without Stress

Over the summer I taught my five-year-old to read utilizing phonics.  Though I appreciate the expedient fluency that comes with reading with sight words, I believe every child should have a base knowledge of phonics before being taught solely to rely on memorization to read.  There is far more freedom in developing an understanding of… Continue reading How To Teach Your Child to Read Without Stress