Author: Surya

Relaxed Summer Homeschooling Ideas

Ideas for Relaxed Summer Homeschooling

Summer is almost here….who’s ready for a break?! It can be so tempting to just not doing anything during the summer months, but then you also run the risk of your kids forgetting a lot of what they learned this year. A relaxed Summer homeschooling schedule is the perfect solution to this problem! I used...

Long Vowel Sounds

Activities and Ideas for Teaching Long Vowel Sounds

Long vowel sounds can be a point of struggle for many young readers. While short vowel sounds are relatively straightforward and spelled the same each time, long vowel sounds are more complex. There are several ways to make each of the long vowel sounds. For example, a long a can be spelled with: a_e, ai,...

Sort a Scene – Long Vowels and Dipthongs Practice

Mastering long vowel sounds is an important part of learning to read. There are so many vowel teams and phonics words for emerging readers to memorize and understand, that it can be daunting. Today, I’m sharing an activity an activity that I like to use with the first grader – Sort-a-Scene: Long Vowel Sounds. Related...

How to Encourage Your Reluctant Homeschool Student

Five More Ways to Motivate Your Reluctant Homeschool Student

In a previous post, I shared five easy ways you could help encourage and your reluctant homeschool student and make learning fun. Today, I’m going to share five more ideas that I have successfully used during phases when one of my kiddo was reluctant to do their schoolwork! Change Subjects Many students have a favorite...

Reluctant Writer Activities

5 Writing Activity Ideas for Reluctant Writers

Fun activities can go a long way to helping a kid who hates writing get more comfortable and improve their skills. When students gain just a little bit of confidence in their writing abilities, it can make writing much less frustrating. Here are a few fun writing activities that have worked well with my child...

Reluctant Writer Silly Sentence Template

The MOST CREATIVE Silly Sentences [FREE Printable]

Inside: Add some silliness to your next writing activity! WHAT A SILLY SENTENCE is a great way to increase your child’s interest in writing and have some laughs, too! Writing can be hard for early elementary kids and, as a result, it can be hard on both of you! One of the writing resources that...

St. Patrick's Day Coloring Page Color by number

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Color By Number Freebie

St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday for homeschooling. And it doesn’t involve candy!! Hooray! My girls love to color, so I decided to whip up a shamrock coloring page for them. I like to create coloring pages that make them think a little bit. So, I made this shamrock coloring page with my...

caterpillar number match helps learn numbers one through ten.

Free Printable Caterpillar Number Match

Learning to count and number recognition is a huge skill for preschoolers and kindergartners. There are so many fun ways to work with numbers and practice counting! Today I’d like to share a free printable counting activity that is great for preschoolers and kindergartners- my Caterpillar Number Match! What is Caterpillar Number Match? Caterpillar Number...

Free Domino Addition and Subtraction Printable

Free Domino Addition and Subtraction Printables

Practicing addition and subtraction facts are a fundamental part of elementary school math. But, children can often get tired of just worksheet after worksheet of practice problem. So, as homeschool moms, we’ve got to change it up to keep things interesting! Today, I’d like to share with you one way that I get my first...

5 Ways to Encourage your homeschool student

5 Ways to Encourage Your Reluctant Learner

When your child is a reluctant learner, it can make homeschooling very stressful very quickly. Maybe your child gets frustrated about a particular subject. Maybe they get embarrassed when they don’t know an answer. Whatever the reason for your child’s frustration with homeschooling, there are some easy things you can do to try and get...