I decided I would begin a bookshelf tour series, where I can walk you through the books on my shelf and why they’re there. Pull up a comfy chair and enjoy browsing these books with me.
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European Middle Ages 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 . . .
European Middle Ages Activity Book | Free PDF Resource
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PDF HERE I made this activity book to go with our European Middle Ages unit study. I had great plans to build this out, making it a complete unit study curriculum. Alas, my dreams were bigger than my current reality. However, instead of scrapping my idea altogether, I decided to provide aContinue reading “European Middle Ages Activity Book | Free PDF Resource”
European Middle Ages Book List for All Ages | 50+ Medieval Books
These are just a few of the many amazing books available on the middle ages that we used for our unit study. From picture books to encyclopedias there’s something for all ages on this list.
Homeschool Library Organization
Over the years, building a solid home library has been important to me. All of the books on my shelf have been carefully selected. They are all there because I feel fairly confident they will be picked up and read and re-read. Some are no longer in print, some have been super hard to track down. Some are simply well-loved stories. As our library grew and the kids began accessing books independently, an organizational system became essential.
Inventions and Electricity
Get charged up for a unit study all about inventors and inventions with a special emphasis on electricity. We featured Thomas Edison, but you can feature your favorite inventor.
Inventions and Electricity Book List for All Ages
With such a big push to make STEAM subjects more accessible to kids, there has been an influx of fantastic picture books, graphic novels, and general resources about brilliant people who have made remarkable things. This list only begins to touch the surface of all the great books out there. I hope these ideas can lead you to some perfect books as you explore inventions and electricity with your kids.
When Kids Don’t Love Reading | Ideas for Struggling and Reluctant Readers
what do we, as parents, do when our children don’t love books? How can we instill a love (or even a little joy) of reading in our struggling or reluctant readers? Join me and some other mamas as we share some books and tips to help.
Grammar Galaxy | Language Arts That’s Outta This World
When it comes to language arts, things can get overwhelming pretty quickly . . . handwriting, spelling, reading, composition, vocabulary, grammar, and the list goes on. Like with most things, when it comes to language arts, I like to pull a little from here and a little from there and do my own thing. However,Continue reading “Grammar Galaxy | Language Arts That’s Outta This World”
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”