What is a Lapbook?

A lapbook is one of my favorite ways to make topics "stick" in my kids' brains. When I posted a picture of our Oceans lapbook on my Facebook page, I assumed everyone was familiar with lapbooking but apparently that is not the case. I'm excited to share how lapbooks helped our homeschool, because even my adult children get nostalgic when I pull out their old lapbooks. Plus I have the … [Read more...]

Teaching Textbooks: Curriculum Review

My husband discovered Teaching Textbooks at a homeschool convention many years ago. Frustrated with teaching math I saw it as a way out. Before Teaching Textbooks I had used Bob Jones, Abeka, Horizons, Miquon, Rod and Staff, Life of Fred (see Life of Fred review here), and Chalkdust, Saxon. Some might call me a homeschool math expert since I've used most of the curriculum published for … [Read more...]

July Holidays and Fun Days

Are you ready for some summer fun?  You might not be schooling this month, but you can always throw in some fun learning opportunities with these July Holidays and Fun Days! July Holidays and Fun Days July 4 - Independence Day Create patriotic family traditions Use these 4th of July printables or these patriotic worksheets with your young kids Find crafts and more at this 4th of July … [Read more...]

June Holidays and Fun Days

Whether you're throwing end-of-the-year homeschool parties, hitting the pool, or pressing through the summer on schedule, set aside some quality time to enjoy a few June holidays and fun days. June happens to be one of the lighter months without many holidays, so carve out some memory making opportunities! Turn on the sprinklers, make homemade ice-cream, picnic outside, watch the sun set, … [Read more...]

April Holidays and Fun Days

Looking to add a little fun to your schedule?  Here is a list of just a few April holidays and fun days to celebrate. April Holidays and Fun Days April 2 - Children's Book Day Make a trip to the library and stock up on some books. Spend more time reading today! Check out our 31 Days of Read Alouds - Book ideas with activities, crafts, recipes, and printables. April 10 - Golfer's … [Read more...]

March Holidays and Fun Days

Try these activities for March Holidays and Fun Days to help break the monotony and add excitement, interest, and learning to your homeschool day. March Holidays and Fun Days March 2 - Dr. Seuss's Birthday Read a Dr. Seuss book (here are a few of our favorites) Watch The Lorax Visit Seussville - A fun interactive site March 11 - Johnny Appleseed Day Print this Apples Word … [Read more...]