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Our Book List: Reference Books We Love

One of the things that we have an abundance of is reference books. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and subject specific reference guides are some of our most used books. And the benefits extend beyond homeschool. Every student should have access to reference books that are easy to read and understand. Our reference books help us fully understand concepts […]

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Mathematics Education Month: What We’re Using for Math

March had National Pi Day, but April is Mathematics Education Month. I’ve done several write-ups about math including this post on math manipulatives and a Pi Day post for Dandelion Moms. Around here, we try to do math every day, although we do mix it up a bit. For example, last week we did one […]

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Knights and Castles

One of my favorite things is when my kids take on a project independently. Especially when I didn’t suggest it or provide guidelines. Earlier this month we were invited to Medieval Times for a behind the scenes tour and a showing of the event. The last time I was there was over 25 years ago, […]

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Getting Creative: Writing Prompts for Kids

My son needs practice with his penmanship, and he typically finds long writing assignments frustrating. I’m not sure if his being left-handed has anything to do with it, but I usually give writing assignments in small increments so that he doesn’t get overwhelmed. I’ve also noticed that offering a drawing activity as a follow-up (or […]

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Giveaway! Free Dinosaurs Fact Cards

I’m super excited about being an Usborne Books & More Independent Consultant because I love the products. I’m hoping that running a giveaway will encourage other parents looking for fun and educational materials for their children to take a few minutes to browse my store page. I know you’ll fall in love with the things we […]

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The Highlight of Our Day

We’re all sick. The whole family. But there’s always something to look forward to, right? On the bright side, there were no tears in school today. That’s always a great feeling. Also, we got our book delivery. If you’ve been following along you may have read that I signed up to be an Usborne Books […]

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I Love Books!

I do. I really love books. I see kids walking to and from school staring at their phones, but when I was in junior high and high school, I read books as I walked to school. I read The Outsiders, The Pinballs, Go Ask Alice and anything by Dean Koontz. Now, as a parent and […]

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