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Early American History: Jamestown and Pocohontas ~ Week 1 Lesson Plan for Kindergarten and First Grade

This post is part of the Early American History series.  For a suggested class schedule, an overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please see the introductory post. In this lesson you will be teaching your students about the founding of Jamestown in 1607, Pocohontas, and her …

Early American History ~ Assembling the Student History Journals

This post describes how to assemble the Student History Journals for the Early American History lesson plans. For an introduction to this series please read the introductory post.  If you plan on following my 13 lesson plans, you may want to assemble your journals before the first class. Alternatively, you …

Early American History ~ Timeline Folders and Poster with Free Printables

This post describes how to assemble the timeline folders and poster for the Early American History lesson plans.  For an introduction to this series please read the introductory post. Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I am an affiliate of Amazon, and will receive a small commission if …

Early American History ~ Lesson Plans and Printables (Introduction and Index)

Introduction It’s time for a new school year, and we are busy making plans for our homeschool coop classes starting at the end of August!  This Fall I am team-teaching with another mom who will be offering art and craft projects to complement my lessons in early American history (covering …

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 24 ~ Israel (Easter Lesson)

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 24 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 …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 22 ~ Ireland (St. Patrick’s Day Lesson)

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 22 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 …

Make A Winter-Themed Paper Bag Book ~ Free Instructions and Printables

Mini-Books From Lunch Sacks! My daughter and I are enjoying making these little paper bag books!  It’s so COLD outside and this project is a great indoor activity.  This is the third in a series of posts containing free instructions and printable pages to make your own paper bag books …

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 …