Giant List of Free Thanksgiving History Resources

Thanksgiving is a natural time to learn some American history. Below is a GIANT list of free resources from around the web to teach Thanksgiving history. I’ve organized by type of resource, so it is easier to find what you’re looking for. This list has something for everyone, with resources for every age, preschool through […]

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Measure the Mayflower Math Activity

I am always trying to find ways to make math more exciting. One way I’ve had success with this is to mix math with a subjects we really love, like history and geography. The Mayflower activities below are fun and teach math and history at the same time, making it more engaging. The other thing […]

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100 Must Read Books for Kindergarten

From the sweet tale of a duck family and their adventures in Boston to the life of a mysterious gardener making art out of shrubs to Mrs. McNosh doing her wash with questionable sanity, this book list will inspire you to grab a book and cuddle up with your little ones. Read to the end […]

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Thank Your Way Through the ABC’s

Every year around November I start to feel the need to refresh the thankfulness in our home. Lately, I have noticed grumbling, complaining, and ungrateful attitudes. And, not just in my kids. Unfortunately, I’m just as guilty of having these character flaws creep up on me as my kids are.  I love building gratitude activities […]

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Kids Live Language Learning at Home - Pool Noodles & Pixie Dust

Kids Live Language Lessons at Home

About a month ago, I had one of those epically foolish mom moments. I thought it would be a good idea to ask my kids what languages they would each like to learn during this school year. So, one morning while they were eating their Cheerios, I asked. My 5th grade son wanted to learn […]

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Pumpkin Literacy Centers

It’s October, so it’s time to bust out the pumpkin literacy! I love this time of year because it gives me so many ideas for learning with a fall twist. Almost all of my play and center ideas are super frugal and done with things you probably already have around the house or can get […]

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Sensory Shaving Cream Spelling - Pool Noodles & Pixie Dust

Sensory Shaving Cream Spelling

My son is a very sensory, tactile, kinesthetic learner, so the more senses and movements I can add to an activity the better. Especially if it’s really messy and makes him feel like it isn’t “school” at all. I love thinking up new ways to get him excited about spelling in particular, because it’s a […]

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