Free story template for young reluctant writers.

Reluctant Writer Activity: Draw & Write Story Template

40 SHARES Share Tweet Follow us Save Share Share Share Share Share Share Share Share Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Today, I’d like to share one of my favorite reluctant writer activities – my free, printable Draw and Write Story Template. Being a reluctant writer is very common in the early elementary grades. Writing is...

A Classical Homeschool Schedule Made Simple

Are you thinking of homeschooling and don’t know where to start? Maybe you are already homeschooling and you’re feeling like you have no direction. Afraid your going to miss something important in your child’s education? I used to feel that way, too! A classical homeschool schedule can fix all of those worries! Beginning the homeschooling...

Children love to play family board games, but sometimes the games aren't much fun for the adults. Here is a list of 10 board games that your whole family will enjoy playing together!

The Best Games for Kids Ages 5-8

Playing games is a great way to spend some quality time with your children, but let’s be honest, sometimes the games themselves can be a real disappointment! Nothing makes me cringe more than when my kids ask “Mom, will you play Mousetrap with me”?  Games are also a great toy alternative for Christmas and birthdays....

Lapbooks in Homeschool

Why and How to Use Life Science Lapbooks

Lapbooks are a great interactive teaching resource that you can do at home with your children. The best part about lapbooks is they can be adapted to fit any subject or grade level. So, if you are teaching different ages, you can easily teach the same subject and just vary the difficulty of the lapbook...

Getting kids to clean up without complaining

4 Tips for Getting Your Kids to Help Clean Up

Does your preschooler refuse to help clean up?  Do you find yourself wondering how in the world am I supposed to keep my house clean with all these toys everywhere? Are you searching for a way to get your kids to help keep your house clean? If you answered YES!, then you are in the right...

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Smartick Review: Independent Math Program for Your Homeschool

Do you struggle with how best to teach your young homeschooler math?  Do you worry that your child isn’t getting a good foundation for their math skills?  Does your child get frustrated when it is time to do math?   If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you are in the right place!...

easy sheet pan meals

29 Quick and Easy Sheet Pan Meals to Make Dinner (and clean up) a Snap

A delicious sheet pan dinner can rescue a hectic evening like a knight in shining armor!  These one pan meals have become my absolute favorite quick and easy dinner ideas lately for so many reasons.  They are quick, have very little active cooking to do, and, to top it all off, make only one or...

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Count and Stick Preschool Counting Activity

Preschool is a fun time for homeschooling. Your child is learning so much and is usually excited by all the new skills she is acquiring. Counting is just such a skill. Do you remember the look on your child’s face the first time she counted to ten? Priceless. Today, I’d like to share with you...

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How to Create a Custom Slide Size in PowerPoint

Today, I’ve got a quick video to show you how to create a custom slide size in PowerPoint.  This can be used to create any size you want, but I specifically show you how to create an office paper sized slide.  Now, you can create PDFs and printables to your heart’s content.  No special program...

Keep the toys organized in 3 simple steps

How to Ditch the Mess and Keep your Toys Organized

Toys, toys, toys.  How to keep your toys organized is something that so many families struggle with. Grandparents love to buy them.  Kids hate to put them away. So, we are left with a mess to keep tidy.  I am not the type of person who can keep up with super complicated systems or keeping...