Independent Work List Ideas for Homeschool K-5

I started dabbling preschool homeschool when our oldest was 3 years old. (I was eager… what can I say?) I also wanted to see if it would “work.” By the time she would have started kindergarten, we had 4 kids under 6. We decided to homeschool kindergarten and see what happened! (Spoiler alert, we loved …

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bamboo trees and homeschooling

Bamboo trees & homeschooling 🌱

Do you know about Chinese Bamboo Trees?  You must very carefully monitor their water & temperature for the first 5 years, and nothing happens. You have to water often and weed and make sure it stays at the perfect temperature… but you won’t see a single sprout. Not an ounce of visible growth.  But in …

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Number Bonds in Elementary Math (Preschool – 3rd Grade)

Have you come across number bonds in your child’s math curriculum? Parents who grew up with “traditional math” (like myself) might dive into a strong math program like Singapore Math or Math with Confidence and feel like what the heck is going on. Why can’t we just learn that 2+3 = 5. What’s with all …

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11 Homeschool essential supplies for new families

Top 11 Homeschool Essentials For a New Homeschooler

The longer we homeschool, the less I truly need to buy new each year. After 6 years of homeschooling, we have our curriculum staples on hand, our supply staples in bulk, and the basic organizational tools we use. A new-to-homeschooling friend saw my 51 best supplies list (which I 100% stand by) and asked, “Okay, but if I …

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Simple, Fun Summer Math Options for Homeschoolers

Are you a do-math-over-the-summer homeschooler!? I know some people find it easier to just keep plugging with math so they don’t have to do any review come fall and others don’t want to pick up a workbook until after Labor Day. Whatever floats your boat. We’ve been in both boats throughout the years. Some summers, …

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20 Picture Books About Space That Your Kids Will Love Reading

One of the most fascinating topics to teach young children is outer space. The wonders of the solar system, the night sky, and space exploration can capture the imagination of children of all ages. We homeschool & I just love amazing picture books. Quality picture books make up much of our science text, actually. (They’re …

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Count by 4 – Simple Children’s Song & Chart

You can use Mary had a Little Lamb to teach a child of any age how to skip count by 4. Any child can learn to skip count the 4s with this simple song! This post includes an explanation of how to teach skip counting by 4, simple ideas for practicing counting by 4, and …

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Homeschool Family Chores (Free Printable Checklist)

Shortly after the new year, I sent the Musical Memory email readers an email about how we’re trying to start the year off right. In it I mentioned our cleaning chores systems and that seemed to strike a chord with people. I got several responses to the effect of: So, I figured a response was …

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