Math On the Level | Real World Hands On Math

Do you ever get the feeling that math programs are pretty much the same thing in different packaging? The order of concepts being taught, and the color and layout of the practice sheets might change. Some programs may throw in a video or hands-on component, but they’re really the same at the core. What doContinue reading “Math On the Level | Real World Hands On Math”

Emergency Workers Unit Study

Police and Firefighters and EMTs, oh my! This emergency workers unit study was one my kids begged for for a very long time, and we finally did it.Before I jump into the plans and resources, here’s a quick look at a random day in our homeschool during this unit study . . .

Emergency Worker Books for All Ages

Police, Firefighters, EMTs and more! Emergency workers are an important part of our well-being as a society. They are also fascinating for kids of all ages. If you have a little or big kid in your family who’s fascinated by our modern heroes, check out some of these books.

Child-Led Vocabulary That Sticks

vocabulary, like so many other things, sticks best when we use it in context, when we play with it, and when we have conversations about it. That’s why I created these Word of the Week worksheets for our homeschool.

Step-by-Step Unit Study Planning Guide {With Free Printable Unit Study Planning Template}

I’m not the type of person who sits down and plans a unit study all in one go. Oh no, my brain is not that organized. I have ideas that spew all over the place at random intervals and eventually those ideas begin to conform into a cohesive plan. OK, so it’s not that dramatic, and I force myself to have SOME semblance of order (in the form of a google doc planning sheet), but it’s difficult to explain how I plan because it’s very much a creative process for me.

While I might not always do these steps in the order listed, these are the steps I take to plan our homeschool unit studies.