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Fall Seasonal Activities For Preschool & Kindergarten

Autumn is my favorite season…the cool, comfortable weather, no humidity, and the changing leaves encourage me to get outdoors and enjoy nature.  Seasonal activities are always fun for kids – here are several that you can include in your lesson plans this fall. For an introduction and to see how …

Earth and Space Lesson Ideas For Preschool & Kindergarten

For an introduction and to see how this post fits in the complete list of preschool lesson ideas for the year, please see my post: Preschool Lesson Ideas For Homeschool – Plans For The Year. Goal & Objectives Goal: 1. Beginning awareness of Earth and Space: understanding seasons, weather, telling …

Colors & Rainbows Lesson Ideas For Preschool & Kindergarten

Goals 1. Know the order and names of the colors of the rainbow. 2. Beginning knowledge of how rainbows are formed. This mini-lesson plan goes well with the Birds & Land Animals lesson and Noah’s Ark Bible story.  For an introduction and to see how this post fits in the …

Birds & Land Animals Lesson Ideas For Preschool & Kindergarten

For an introduction and to see how this post fits in the complete list of preschool lesson plans, please see my post: Preschool Lesson Ideas For Homeschool – Plans For The Year.  Goals & Objectives Goals: 1. Beginning awareness of the child’s world and respect for the animal kingdom. 2. Beginning …

All About Me Lesson Ideas For Preschool & Kindergarten

For an introduction and a complete list of preschool lesson ideas for the year, please see my post: Preschool Lesson Ideas For Homeschool – Plans For The Year.  An important note before considering a curriculum for preschoolers: sometimes just the act of making a plan creates pressure to complete it, …

Toy Organization

Preschool Lesson Ideas For Homeschool – Plans For The Year

An important note before considering a curriculum for preschoolers: sometimes just the act of making a plan creates pressure to complete it, no matter what. But researchers – and lots of Moms – emphasize that very young children learn best by playing.  So don’t worry if your lesson plans are …

Infographic: Prepare for Tomorrow Today – What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

How many times do you ask this of children?  It’s fun to hear their creative (and sometimes very serious) answers.  And it is an important question, especially as kids face completion of high school and start thinking about what comes next.  This infographic and article from When I Grow Up …

Libary Research

Research Secrets for School Papers

The following guest post on research methods is by Kaitlyn Podsiki. Research Methods Research is an intricate part to any school term paper. As you begin your quest for finding the perfect research method for you, keep in mind that while the library and traditional books may be a thing …

Launching the liberty ship SS George Washington Carver; Actress, singer Lena Horne (1943)

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

  While researching an article on Martha Washington, I came across the digital archives of the New York Public Library.  What a find!  I’m sure I will be returning to the site often.  An invaluable resource for researching historical figures and events, the image database encompasses a wide range of …

National First Ladies' Library

The National First Ladies Library

I just found an interesting web site – the National First Ladies Library.  Available here are the biographies of all the United States’ First Ladies, as well as a wealth of other information.  In fact, I think I just stumbled upon a new series idea for this blog!   (I’m a …