Is this your first year homeschooling your children? Are you homeschooling because of COVID-19? This is my third year homeschooling my children but before this I worked with preschoolers over 15 years. I want to point you in the right direction to find free resource while homeschooling your little ones.Continue reading “Free Homeschooling Resource for Beginners”
For Preschool and Kindergarteners
Are you trying to find a good theme for the first week of school? I have a FUN, easy plan here for you. Pete the Cat is one of our favorite book series. We own quite a few of them. I would love to share some fun activities you can do with your preschool/kindergartener.Continue reading “First Week of School Theme Ideas”
Lego brick Learning challenges
Summer is around the corner, many of us are still stuck inside, this year. With vacations on hold, I have some amazing Lego brick ideas to share with you guys. You can make this summer fun (even if we are stuck inside).Continue reading “Lego Challenges, Games, and More”
Turn sight word practice into a game!
As some of you may know I have worked with children for over 15 years and homeschool my own. Over the years, I have found new fun ways to teach my children and I would like to share these sight word activities with you.Continue reading “Sight Word Activities For All Ages”
For Children and Adults
Everything you do, big or small is important to your community. While several sit at home. Many are still working and exposing themselves to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I am a stay home mom and homeschool my boys. It’s important to me to teach them how to be good people and help their community any way they can. Follow along for your FREE crochet mask pattern.Continue reading “Free Crochet Mask Pattern”
How many of you know what Arbor day is?
I can tell you that up till a few years ago I didn’t REALLY know what it was. I love that Arbor day is a day to celebrate trees. We’re coming up on the 150th anniversary for Arbor day. Do you know what trees give us? You can look back in my favorite book, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.Continue reading “The Importance of Celebrating Arbor Day”
Great ideas for Ice Cream Week!!!
I have some fun ideas for “Ice Cream” week. We usually did ice cream theme activities at the beginning of summer. But I decided that I wanted to do it for the beginning of the new school year. I found tons of ice cream stuff at Target on sale at the end of summer and thought it would be perfect for the new year. Also, check out our Teddy bear Preschool theme from last year>>HERE<<.Continue reading “Fun Ice Cream Preschool Activities”
In the beginning, it was very hard for me to keep a schedule with my blog. I needed the chance to grow it whenever I can. Being a homeschooling mom takes a lot out of you. So to find the right time to work on my blog was hard. Any time they have free play, napping, or after bedtime is the times I try to squeeze some time in for blogging. I do a little at a time rather than do it all at once.
I love Dr. Seuss week. We use to celebrate Dr. Seuss week the first week of March to celebrate with his birthday. We have really enjoyed Dr. Seuss week close to St. Patrick’s Day lately. We read “Green Eggs and Ham” every St. Patty’s Day and make the boys green eggs and ham. Check out my St. Patrick’s Day post >>HERE<<.
Attention homeschooling moms, if you haven’t joined scholastic please sign up. You are missing out on great learning materials for your children. When I was a preschool teacher I had signed up for scholastic. I love books and if you follow me on Instagram you have seen my book collection. Once I started homeschooling I knew right away that I wanted to sign up my own account with my children. Family and friends order books and we get points to get free books for our classroom. Not only books though, but you also get games and learning activities. If you save enough points you can get tons of other helpful teaching tools such as furniture and shelving units.
Every month you get a little catalog to look through and you can decide to purchase something or not. Almost every holiday and children’s birthday party we go to, they get books. I love books and I also love to promote reading. Scholastic will offer a special feature book that they mark down to $1.00 for the month, totally worth it.
They also have little promotions if you order online to get a free book after $25.00 you spend plus the points are added for your classroom. If you are not ready to set up your own classroom but you want to purchase books you can always go here and order to help build our classroom.
Sign up as a teacher, you create a name for your “school” which I named mine “Bright Futures” When I was growing up I figured I would own a childcare center as my family did and I wanted to name it Bright Futures. I was glad that I got a chance to name my little “school”. Also sign up for the teacher store because you can get access to purchase some great learning posters and borders. If you have an in-home center they do offer curriculum as well.
I know you will enjoy scholastic as much as we do. Check it out, we have gotten some amazing books. I’m actually expecting a package today. Let me know if you have used scholastic before. Have a beautiful day. Love ya, Mary xoxoxo
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