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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

Solar System
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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

Astronomy
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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

Solar System
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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

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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

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Virtual School- 5 Myths and Realities

So you are thinking about enrolling your kid into virtual school.  Aren't we all right now? My oldest daughter has been in a flexible Virtual School program for the past year.  I will be really real with you, this experience has had its own major growing pains, but it has also had some incredible rewards. … Continue reading Virtual School- 5 Myths and Realities

Astronomy
STEM, Themed Units

Astronomy & Physics: A Week Long Themed Unit for Young Minds

What better way to introduce early physics to your young ones than through Astronomy?  I mean after all, what child doesn't possess an instilled fascination with those shiny wonders upon which Jiminy Cricket lulls us to wish upon?  This is perhaps the lowest maintenance yet most learning and fun me and my littles have fit… Continue reading Astronomy & Physics: A Week Long Themed Unit for Young Minds

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Henri Matisse Acitivities for Kids of All Ages

I cannot iterate how much all ages of kids loved this week's Henri Matisse inspired activities. Each unique piece was simple enough to instill confidence and came out with the perfection to inspire even the most creatively timid to want to create more! This week was spent with so many smiles, and so much excitement… Continue reading Henri Matisse Acitivities for Kids of All Ages