Submitted by jenn on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:35
Scholastic has a webpage called "Daily Starters" that has different problems and fun factual information for teachers to use with their students. For classroom teachers, there is a "class view" version for projecting onto a white board. For homeschool moms, the daily starters can be printed out, or you can have your children simply check their answers right on the webpage.
Submitted by jenn on Sun, 06/14/2015 - 19:36
A few weeks ago, I participated in an online homeschool curriculum e-book sale. As a result, I received a lot of really good online offers. As a result of some of those offers, I found myself on some e-mail lists (of course). One of the e-mail lists eventually pointed me to Kids in the Word. WHAT A GREAT WEBSITE!!! Per the "about" section on this blog, "Kids in the Word exists to inspire, encourage, and equip parents to instill a love for God and the Bible in their kids.
Submitted by jenn on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:21
Looking for some writing ideas? Frugal Homeschool Family has some great free printables with spring writing prompts. Go over here to find them!
Submitted by jenn on Sun, 12/29/2013 - 13:35
This week is New Year's Eve. We're planning on watching a movie together as a family this Tuesday (with lots of snacky items to boot!). Then, on Wednesday, we thought we'd kick off a family game night time. Although I had been trying to do a family game night every single Friday night, it hadn't worked out that way. I'm currently working on my goals for the New Year, and I thought I'd commit to TWO game nights a month. I feel like that's a more obtainable goal for my family at this time.
Submitted by jenn on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 21:21
Looking for something quick and easy to keep your kids occupied for a few minutes? This fantastic printout over here features a page of blank faces. Your kiddos get to draw in the details. (Honestly, after seeing how much fun my two kids had doing this, I'm tempted to print one out for myself...) Check it out over here on Dabbles & Babbles!
Submitted by jenn on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 17:25
I recently ran across the website freepianolessons4kids.com, and the more I look at it, the more impressed I am. The creator of the website, who is also the online instructor, Joseph Hoffman M.M., does a fantastic job of introducing children to basic music principles.
Submitted by jenn on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 15:35
Little Sparkle is excited to be doing first grade work this coming school year. The curriculum we're using does a lot of hands-on activities for math. One topic covered is the calendar. That's why I was thrilled when I saw a friend pin a link to some free calendar printables. Interestingly, I had originally intended to just buy a "teaching calendar" which would allow Little Sparkle to change the days, dates, months, weather; etc. on a pocket chart we'd hang on the wall. When I showed her the website with the free calendar printables, she said she wanted to do those!
Submitted by jenn on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:01
Looking for a safe way for your child to correspond with a pen pal? According to my latest issue of Practical Homeschooling, MollyandButtercup.com offers a one year e-mail pen pal program for only $15. Your child would receive two e-mails per month: one from Molly and one from Buttercup. Your child can also e-mail each character back. If you prefer snail mail, there is a $25 per year postcard subscription available. Sounds like a great way to encourage writing!
Submitted by jenn on Sat, 05/18/2013 - 19:28
Sometimes Little Sparkle wants me to read so many stories to her that I wouldn't have time to do anything else! (While I would LOVE to have that luxury, I don't! I would also probably go hoarse!) So, I really appreciate websites that READ to my daughter for me. That's why I enjoy the Barnes and Noble online storytime. Check it out over here!
Submitted by jenn on Sat, 05/18/2013 - 19:25
If, like me, you have a child who loves making paper airplanes, here's a site you will definitely want to check out: 10PaperAirplanes.com.