• Ten Beginner Sewing Projects - Perfect for Tweens - Homeschool Handicraft Ideas
    handicrafts

    Ten Beginner Sewing Projects – Perfect for Tweens

    With winter approaching I find myself wanting to gather some sewing project ideas for my tween. She loves the idea of sewing and asks to do it often but, I’ll be honest here, I don’t let her do it very much. Part of the reason behind this is because she will often lose interest before she has completed the project and I don’t feel like I have extra time to help her start projects that aren’t going to get finished. So, I’ve specifically been hunting for super simple sewing projects that don’t take too long to complete. In this post I’ve tried to start with the easiest projects and as…

  • The Best Picture Books to Read in November - picture books about snow, hibernation and the arctic
    book lists,  elementary,  picture books

    The Best Picture Books for November

    Wow, the year is almost over already! I can’t believe we’re already on to the November picture book list! Most November picture book lists floating around on the internet include a large number of Thanksgiving books but I knew I wanted to make this list different, not that I am anti-Thanksgiving, but because as a Canadian we celebrate the holiday at the beginning of October. If you are looking for a list of Thanksgiving picture books you can find that here. So, this list will include a list of some introduction to winter books. For the record, I know that winter doesn’t technically start until halfway through December but we’ve…

  • Fall Nature Study Ideas and a Free Printable Autumn Nature Scavenger Hunt
    nature study,  science

    Fall Nature Study Ideas & A Free Autumn Nature Scavenger Hunt Printable

    We are well into fall here in the Canadian prairies and I figured it was about time I shared some ideas for fall nature study. To be honest, nature study is not something I am naturally good at. But I’m trying. Apparently my trying has been at least somewhat successful because a few weeks ago my six year old said “Mom loves nature.” – at least he thinks so! Our fall days here can be hit or miss. We often start getting snow at the end of September but it will usually melt right away or within a few days. The temperature can go from -10C in the morning to +20C in…

  • Memes and Jokes to Teach Your Children Grammar in a Fun Way
    language arts,  memes

    Memes, Jokes and Puns to Teach Your Children Grammar in a Fun Way

    I’m a big fan of grammar memes, and judging by how popular they are when I share them on Instagram, I’m not alone! But let me be honest, just because I love grammar memes does not mean I have the perfect grammar. I’m already worried about all the mistakes I’ll be making just writing an introduction to a grammar post! (I’m sure my overuse of exclamation marks is a very big grammar no-no.) Memes and funny grammar jokes are a great way to learn about grammar with your kids, it’s a way to make an otherwise boring subject like grammar fun. I would be remiss to write this post and…

  • A Look At Our Bookshelves and Favorite Books
    books

    A Look at Our Bookshelves

    We recently did some rearranging in our house and kind of accidentally ended up making a book and reading corner. Previously our books were kind of spread all throughout our house in different bookcases but now they are mostly all together. The only exceptions are that my son has all the picture books in his room, I may end up moving those with the rest of the books at some point. And then we have a few books used as decorations throughout the house as well as our collections of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, I have this leatherette collection and my husband has a set that…

  • The Best Book Lists (Picture Books and Chapter Books) from Intentional Homeschooling
    book lists,  elementary,  middle grades,  picture books

    The Best Books – A Guide to the Best Book Lists

    If you’ve been around here for any length of time you’ll have noticed that I share a few book lists (the understatement of the year). I thought it would make sense to create a place to share some of the best and most popular of the book lists so that’s what this space is! This is by no means an exhaustive collection of all the book lists on this site, I also have many book lists by grade, monthly book lists, seasonal book lists, our monthly reading wrap up and a lot more. You can see all the lists here (and our monthly wrap ups here). I will keep this…