• 7 Books for Learning About Oceans and Sea Creatures
    book lists,  elementary,  middle grades,  picture books,  science

    7 Books For Studying Oceans & Sea Creatures

    I totally blame it on the show Octonauts but we’ve been on a bit of an underwater kick around here lately. Each week Raeca picks a new animal or two to learn about in science and we’ve had a good stretch of sea creatures; pilot fish, jellyfish and the green sea turtle). The kids have quite enjoyed the show and I appreciate the educational aspect while it is still entertaining. This new found interest in sea creatures has prompted us to start looking through those sections of the books we already own as well as discovering new-to-us books. The ones on this list have been great resources for our studies.…

  • Our practically free homeschool grade one science curriculum and book list!
    book lists,  curriculum,  science

    Our (Practically Free) Grade 1 Science Curriculum

    Over the next few weeks I will be sharing how I am planning our practically free grade one curriculum. Today I’m on to our science curriculum. You can check out the rest of the series here: Our (Practically Free) Grade 1 Math Curriculum Our Free Grade 1 Spanish Curriculum Our (Practically Free) Grade 1 Music Curriculum Our (Practically Free) Grade 1 Art Curriculum Our (Practically Free) Grade 1 Language Arts Curriculum Our (Practically Free) Grade 1 History Curriculum Also, Our (Practically Free) Preschool Curriculum And An Overview of Our Whole Year If you are looking for ways to save money in your homeschool without skimping on education make sure to come back and check out the other posts…

  • Our curriculum plans for homeschooling grade one and preschool.
    art,  curriculum,  geography,  history,  language arts,  math,  music,  preschool,  science,  spanish

    An Overview of Our Homemade Grade 1 & Preschool Curriculums

    Today is our official start to our first year homeschooling! I have been waiting for this day for about 3 years and I’m kind of nervous that it will all blow up in our faces, I don’t think it will but that fear is definitely there. When I started thinking about what I all wanted the kids to learn this year part of me got overwhelmed and just wanted to buy a full pre-made curriculum. BUT one of the reasons we are homeschooling is to have more flexibility in our days and our learning and I knew that wouldn’t be the best way for us. So, I decided to hack together…