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Our Experience at the Great Homeschool Convention in Greenville

A few weeks ago my husband and I had the opportunity to attend a Great Homeschool Convention in Greenville, SC.  It was our first homeschool convention ever, so we didn’t know what to expect.  We were amazed!   The speakers and curriculum exhibits were wonderful, but the biggest benefit I …

The getSMART iPad App ~ Realizing Your Full Potential In School and Beyond

This post was sponsored by The Motivators, Inc. Created For Students I am pleased to introduce my readers to an exciting new iPad app that can help motivate and encourage students. GetSMART assists students in creating Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely (SMART) goals. Educator Wyne Ince has created this …

Ocean & River Animals – Ideas For Preschool & Kindergarten

My schedule calls for combining this lesson with the Winter Season, and the Daniel and Prophets Bible stories.  But of course you can use these ideas however you like – I confess, we’re a little off our schedule! For an introduction and to see how this post fits in my …

Top 5 Downloadable Apps For Students

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Tesco. Tablet technology has without a doubt become the next big thing in education – and for very good reason. Tablets are versatile devices that have the ability to connect students and personalize the learning experience. They offer you a convenient way …

5 Great Fictional Teachers We Wish Taught Us

This fun article is from guest author Priya N. Enjoy your holiday break! Sometimes fiction is better than reality, and these 5 teachers leave us no room to second guess this thought. These are awesome teachers that we wish we would have had in school. Although we all have a …

Learning Made Easy – How To Learn Anatomy Quickly

It’s common knowledge that learning doesn’t necessarily mean retaining. Case in point, tests. Tests are the true litmus test of retention. Some people are just naturally gifted when it comes to retention, while others need to find ways to retain what is learned. If you’re one of those that struggle …

Great Homeschool Conventions – A Perfect Christmas Gift for Mom or the Entire Family!

I am pleased to present this post sponsored by Great Homeschool Conventions. Three Conventions Coming Soon I am excited to introduce my readers to Great Homeschool Conventions!  There are three conventions coming in 2014: Greenville in March, Cincinnati in April, and Ontario in June.  Give Mom a wonderful Christmas gift: …

How to Teach in a Digital Age Without Having a Wired Classroom

You’ve heard about the amazing success teachers are having by going online – turning their classroom into a digital one. But, your school can’t or won’t jump on the bandwagon. Sure, you have access to the Internet, but it’s still restricted to the library or study halls. On top of …

All About the App: Tablet Teaching in the Classroom

Tablets have become increasingly ubiquitous since they exploded onto the scene in 2010 with the release of Apple’s iPad. More and more uses are being found for them, and one area has become particularly popular: the classroom. Guest author Glenn Andert explores the benefits of teaching with tablets. It turns out …

Seven Tips for Creating Exemplary Online Class Materials

No educational experience is complete without engaging reading materials that help students to understand the topics. Materials specifically for online training or education can be a snap if the educator follows a few crucial tips. These seven suggestions from guest author Jared Jaureguy will help to keep students interested, will …

Genesis Bible Activities For Preschool and Kindergarten

These ideas can be used at home, Sunday School, or in your preschool or kindergarten class. Crafts, games, and fun activities are a great way of reinforcing Bible Stories in a creative way.  I hope you and your kids enjoy! Disclosure: Most of the links below lead to free resources. …

Six Teaching Resources to Consider

Following are several resources for homeschooling that you may not have thought about before!  From guest author Jared Jaureguy. Regardless of whether it is at an elementary level or much further down the road in higher education, there is a select class of people who have a passion to be …

Thanksgiving Activities and Crafts for Preschool and Kindergarten

Image source: Plimoth Plantation, by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism Seasonal crafts and activities are always fun for kids – here is a roundup of several that you can include in your lesson plans during the Thanksgiving season!  Included are a field trip, lots of arts and crafts, …

World Cultures Lesson Ideas By Country ~ Preschool, Kindergarten & First Grade

Updated August 2015 Please see World Cultures Lesson Ideas Part 1 for the goal, objectives, and activities you can do with your children for any country. You may also be interested my post We’re Going On A Trip! Free Travel Printables and my series of posts Around The World In …

World Cultures Lesson Ideas – Part 1 – For Preschool & Kindergarten

Goal & Objectives Goal: 1. Beginning understanding and appreciation of different countries and cultures. Objectives: 1. Learn about children in other countries. 2. Beginning appreciation and respect for different peoples and cultures. 3. Understand that God created and loves all people. Disclosure: Most of the links below are to free …

Work & Occupations Lesson Ideas For Preschool & Kindergarten

Goal & Objectives Goal: 1. Beginning understanding and appreciation of work, jobs, and occupations. Objectives: 1. Learn about specific jobs and occupations in the home and community. 2. Appreciate the people in the child’s life that work to help them grow and learn. 3. Learn to do specific age-appropriate chores …