• math,  resources,  unschooling

    TEACHING MATH WITHOUT A CURRICULUM: plus our favorite fun math learning resources

    Welcome back to the homeschooling without a curriculum series! Each week I will be breaking down one subject and sharing how we teach our children that subject without using a curriculum. Last week I kicked things off with Language Arts and this week we are onto Math! I did not enjoy math in school and really want to show my kids that math can be fun. Today I am sharing some of our favorite way to learn about math in our every day plus some favorite resources. You can check out the full homeschooling without a curriculum series here.         You can see a list of our…

  • Classic Picture Books that are still good today - a list of classic picture books that have stood the test of time
    book lists,  picture books

    14 Classic Picture Books That Have Stood The Test of Time

    There are some picture books that have just proven themselves over and over again. Of course, everyone has a slightly different opinion on which books are actually good classic picture books. Truthfully, my kids even have different opinions than me (if they had made this list Curious George would have been included). When trying to decide the criteria for what made a picture book a classic I decided to go will anything published in 1986 (the year of my birth) or before that. I think that makes me a classic in this definition. That’s one way to feel old. Next week I plan on coming back with a list of what…

  • Homeschool Resource Haul - lots of games, picture books, elementary books and middle school books
    games,  gameschooling,  resources

    Another Homeschool Resource Haul: lots of good books and games for our homeschool!

    We got a “few” more new books and games for our homeschool and I wanted to share these new resources with you! I’ve been stocking up on some new books and games for the new school year and I’m so excited about some of the new resources we have. I love it when my kids are learning but they don’t even realize they are learning because they think they are just having fun. Reading good books and playing fun games are some of our favorite fun learning activities.         Some of our FAVORITE homeschool resources.

  • language arts,  resources,  unschooling

    Teaching English Without a Curriculum & some of our favorite language arts resources

    Welcome to the teaching without a curriculum series! Today we are kicking things off by chatting about how my kids learn English Language Arts in our homeschool without a curriculum. Check back next Friday for the next subject in this series! You can see the whole series here.           You can check out our favorite Language Arts resources here.         Also, if you want free, printable Mad Libs, we’ve used these ones.

  • Great Picture Book Biographies - a great way for kids to learn history
    book lists,  elementary,  history,  picture books

    19 Picture Book Biography Stories

    It’s never too early to introduce kids to biographies. I love the increase of the number of biographical picture books in the last number of years. It’s not even just the number, it’s the quality as well. Even I have learned a lot about history thanks to some well written picture books. In this list I’ve included mostly books we have read but there are also a few I’ve heard really good things about that I want to check out. I’m sure there will be a part two to this list because I can already guarantee I’ve forgotten some really good ones. If I’ve missed a great biographical picture book you…

  • book lists,  library haul,  resources

    Homeschool Library Haul: a peek inside some great fiction and non-fiction books, plus graphic novels Private

    Today I thought I would show you a little library haul! Since our library has a limit of 100 books per card we make good use of our library. I know not everyone has such a great library service so I thought it may be helpful to see inside some of the books we’ve gotten recently. There really is no theme to the books I’m sharing, it’s just some we’ve been enjoying, there are some graphic novels, non-fiction, STEM books, poetry and more!       BOOKS MENTIONED   Mighty Jack Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: summer…