Category «Home Schooling»

Cupcake Counting Activity {Free Printable}

I wanted to add more numeracy-focused activities in addition to what I’m already doing with Angie and Emmy. This week we were learning the letter C, so I made a cupcake-themed activity for them to do. The cupcake counting activity focuses on number recognition and counting from 1 – 10. You can use stickers, sequins, …

{Homeschooling} Week 2 – Teaching The Letter F

Our second week of homeschool, while it still went well, was definitely tougher than the first week. Partly because I didn’t sleep well and sleep-deprivation makes everything more challenging. I think the novelty has also started to wear off for the girls. They’re enjoying calling me Teacher Mommy (Emmy) and Teacher Mel (Angie), but they’re …

Preparing To Homeschool

Is it just me, or did July whizz by? Perhaps it was because we were in homeschool preparation mode, but it seemed like I blinked and the month was over. For the last two weeks we’ve done a countdown with the girls to help them get used to the idea of leaving their preschool and …

DIY Chore Chart

As part of our countdown to homeschooling – five more sleeps! Yikes! – I made a chore chart for each of the girls. The idea is that once they’ve completed a chore, they clip that chore’s peg onto their chore chart. Hopefully this will get them a little bit more excited about actually doing their …

DIY Calm Down Jar

I am a writer. My husband is an actor. Is it any surprise that our daughters tend to be dramatic? Just about everything has to be a performance – including tantrums. I’m talking mega drama meltdowns here. I’ve also discovered that the age four is quite an emotional age, so while it drives me nuts …

How Do I Count Trials As Joy?

The devil has been whispering at me lately. “You can’t do this. It’s never going to work. The girls are going to drive you nuts. You’re making a big mistake.” It seems that the minute we decided to begin homeschooling next month, the girls began their preschooler version of the defiance campaign. They have been …

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