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Sorry I’m Not Sorry: Mean Girl Makeover ~ Tween Book Review

“An honest look at bullying from the bully” – the caption on the front of the book Sorry I’m Not Sorry had me intrigued.  I could understand writing from the perspective of the victim and the bystander (in the first two books of the series), but how would the author …

Sunflowers Lesson Plan ~ Geography, Science, Reading, and Activities For Early Learners (Plus Free Printables)

Welcome Spring!  This lesson plan was inspired by the warm weather after such a COLD winter, and by the dried sunflower head my neighbor gave to me last fall. After finding Argentina and a few other sunflower-producing countries and states on the map, my class really enjoyed hearing me read …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 28 ~ Conclusion

We made it!  In this post are several ideas on how you can wrap up your trip around the world.  Hope you and your kids enjoyed the journey!  Please comment below with any ideas you may have that will inspire the rest of us! This post is part of the …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 27 ~ United States

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 27 This week …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 26 ~ France

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 26 This week …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 25 ~ Wemmicksville

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 25 This week …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 23 ~ Italy

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 23 This week …

Geography Fair Ideas For Young Students and Free Virginia Printables

My daughter participated in her first Geography Fair last month; at five years old, my main goal was that she learn a bit about the state we chose, and have fun!  I didn’t want to take over the project and do everything for her, either.  However, a pre-kindergartener is obviously …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 21 ~ Australia

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 21 This week …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 20 ~ Bolivia

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 20 This week …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 19 ~ Puerto Rico

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 19 This week …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 17 ~ Canada

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 17 This week …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 16 ~ Ukraine

We are more than half-way through our Around the World Series! I hope you have enjoyed the posts so far. Please let me know if the series has been helpful to you – and any comments or suggestions are welcome! This post is part of the series “Around the World …

Around The World In 28 Weeks: Art, Literature, and Geography Lesson Plans For Children Ages 4 to 7

Updated March 17, 2015 Art, Literature & Geography Lessons I thought this would be a good time to post again the links to the lesson plans for the countries we have visited so far. My class has really enjoyed the stories and the projects for each country.  These lesson plans …

Make a Paper Bag Thanksgiving Book ~ Instructions and Free Printable Pages

Mini-Books From Lunch Sacks! My daughter and I really enjoyed coloring these pages and making our little paper bag books. Although this is a very inexpensive project which requires only a few tools and materials, it is open to a wide range of creative possibilities! We had so much fun …

Gift Ideas: Early Explorers Program For Preschoolers From Little Passports

It’s the time of year to start thinking about Christmas and Holiday gifts!  In running this blog I have the opportunity to partner with several great companies offering quality items for kids (and their parents).  I will be running a series of posts on gift ideas for educational and other …