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Fun Ways to Learn Spelling Words

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G. How do you turn this core subject into a fun and refreshing part of your homeschool day? Try these fun ways to learn spelling words! How to Teach Spelling Everyone knows the importance of teaching reading, but is teaching spelling really necessary? Surely a child will learn how to spell simply by reading, right? …

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Using Boom Cards in the ELA Classroom

Boom cards? They’re not just fun, they’re also great teaching and review tools! Learn more about using Boom cards for ELA! This article contains affiliate links to products that may help you. The Versatility of Boom Cards In a previous post, I introduced an amazing new teaching tool, Boom Cards.  If you’re not familiar with …

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How to Help Students with Letter Reversals

Letter reversals can be a struggle for some children. Though it can be troubling for parents and teachers, it’s not necessarily cause for alarm. Letter reversals aren’t uncommon in children 7 years old and younger. Why do kids reverse letters? One of the first things that come to mind with letter reversals is dyslexia. It’s …

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How to Build Words and Silly Sentences with Craft Sticks

I don’t remember how it got here or what I was thinking when I bought the massive box of craft sticks, but it has lasted for years. And years. And years. My youngest is at the age where building words, reading simple sentences, and general language play are her favorite things. Instead of rushing out …

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Marvelous Marbles – A Mini-Unit Study

Wedged under some train tracks, resting calmly on Mr. Potato Head’s missing pink ear, was a clear glass ball with a thin twist of green inside. The cool, smooth surface was perfect for rolling on the dining room table and light reflecting off the glass and green twist were captivating. How was this tiny ball …

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4 Educational Turkey Craft Activities

As we were whipping up the Thanksgiving Turkey Tissue Boxes the other day, we were left with a bunch of leftover turkey…of the construction paper kind, of course. So, what do homeschool moms do when faced with potential construction paper scraps? That’s right! We turn them into a learning activity. Here are four ways to turn your …

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Third Grade Integrated Language Arts Curriculum

Make third grade language arts more interesting and comprehensive with an integrated approach. After a fantastic year of Paths of Exploration last year, I decided to opt for something a little bit lighter. It was a mistake. So, when given the opportunity to review Kendall Hunt RPD’s Pathways Reading and Language Arts integrated curriculum for …

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100 Minecraft Activities and Resources for Kids

Keeping them engaged when they’re not in game is simple – when you have Minecraft related activities! Here are 100 Minecraft activities and resources that are perfect for your block builder! Minecraft Activities and Resources 1. Minecraft Party Printables Decorating your child’s Minecraft-themed party has never been easier or looked so cute! All thanks to …

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