Voting Lessons

Like most of the country, I sat and watched the election results on pins and needles. My son couldn’t have cared less and was happily snoring away in bed. But I did expose him to the election process in ways … Continue reading

Time4Learning Review

Over the next 30 days, I will be reviewing Time4Learning’s online education program. It can be used as a homeschool curriculum, an afterschool tutorial or forsummer learning. My opinion will be entirely my own, so be sure to come back and read about … Continue reading

Visual Reminders

caterpillar

Every kid can do with some visual reminders of things, if you have the room on your walls and feel like having it up. We actually have a spot on our living room wall where we have an alphabet caterpillar … Continue reading

Happy Halloween!

boobear and daddy

Wow, it’s been a LONG time since I updated! A lot has been going on – family being sick, work issues, you name it. I’ll be posting more on how homeschooling is going soon. Tonight was Halloween and that means … Continue reading

Alphabet Book

cover

Making an alphabet book by hand seems to really help Boobear get an idea that hey, these sounds really do mean things! Homeschool Share has a lot of nice printables to use to make a notebook like this, but there … Continue reading

Learning about the Body

shape person

So one of the big things Boobear needs to grasp is his body – what the parts are, where they are, and so on. I got printables from around the ‘net from websites like 2 Teaching Mommies and we hit the … Continue reading

Talking to a Preschooler about God

How do you go about talking to a preschooler about God? I want him to have faith but I want him to have tolerance. So as we discuss religion, we talk about how other people believe other things and that’s … Continue reading

Preschool Math Play

Math is one of the most important academic subjects that we can teach our children but it doesn’t have to be something that is dry and boring! Preschool math should be fun and relaxed while still teaching the concepts that … Continue reading

Calendar Time

In a regular preschool, there’s usually “calendar time”. I’ve also heard it referred to as “circle time”. Everyone gathers in a circle or around a certain area and participates in different activities. This might be looking at a felt puppet … Continue reading

Fourth of July Theme

Letter page

To help ease Boobear back into the habit of school, I thought a fun Fourth of July theme would be a great idea. He loves it! I got this theme from 2 Teaching Mommies. You’ll find that a lot of … Continue reading

Second Guess Syndrome

I’ve been suffering from what I call SGS – Second Guess Syndrome. Every homeschool parent knows about this syndrome. We search and we search for the best curriculum. We spend hours deciding what will be the best fit for our … Continue reading

Giveaway!

So it’s been quite a while since I posted here. A lot of things have happened in our lives and blogging took a backseat. With the new school year coming up very soon, time to get back into it! And … Continue reading

Long time, no see. Merry Christmas!

So it’s been an incredibly long time since I’ve updated here. All kinds of things have happened since August. A family member’s severe illness, husband becoming self-employed, car issues, you name it. Quite frankly, it’s been a nightmare. And let’s … Continue reading