Presidents Day, February 15, 2021 We have updated our Presidents Day Holiday Helps page where we have pulled together everything you need to create a Presidents Day unit or just celebrate the holiday. Resources include: Our own lessons and units on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Coloring pages, copywork suggestions, and printables for a Presidents […]
Nests and Eggs of Birds of the United States by Gentry is a free eBook that provides a unique look at birds in their natural setting. Part of our free bird studies.
Album of Horses by Marguerite Henry is a wonderful introduction to different horse breeds, written by the beloved author of Misty of Chincoteague.
We have updated our February learning calendar for 2021. This month’s “things to do” include: 13 free eBooks. 14 of our free unit studies including Groundhog Day, Presidents Day, gardening, and horses. 2 book studies. 2 activities covering onomatopoeia and measurements. 6 teaching tips including a favorite: understanding the difference between skill subjects and content […]
Groundhog Day, February 2, 2021
We have updated our free Groundhog Day Unit Study. You’ll learn all about Punxsutawney Phil and the history of the holiday, along with a look at groundhogs, hibernation, and more!
When it is cold outside, it is fun to snuggle up inside with something warm and and enjoy engaging board games! But lest you think this activity is all fun, here are 10 benefits of playing board games along with 21 games we have enjoyed as a family that fit the category: 1. Math […]
The Boy Electrician is a free eBook originally published in 1914. It was written by a beloved author of technical books aimed at boys of that time. Alfred Powell Morgan was an electrical engineer, inventor, and author who brought all things electrical and mechanical down to earth for young people. According to a brief autobiographical […]
We have always enjoyed books by Gail Gibbons! Her science books explain sometimes difficult concepts in an easy to understand way. And they are always beautifully illustrated. Now you can download educator guides to go with her books ~ free! The first one features educator instructions for a different book each month: January: Dinosaurs February: […]
Kansas has its own tall tale to rival Paul Bunyan: warm-hearted Johnny Kaw! We love the story of Johnny Kaw: A Tall Tale, about a fictional Kansas settler recommended in our Kansas Unit Study. This illustrated version by Devin Scillian is currently free to read through Kindle Unlimited. If you have never tried Kindle Unlimited […]
These experiments illustrate a concept, making them easy to use as a base of studies.
On January 6, 1912, the United States welcomed the 47th state — New Mexico. It was a long and arduous path to statehood. New Mexico was added to the United States as a territory in 1850. Residents began petitioning for full-fledged statehood shortly thereafter, but conflicts blocked the way. Conflicts between: Northern and Southern states. […]
What a great series! Stories Picture Tell by Flora L. Carpenter offers an easy way to cover art each year for eight years! These free eBooks encompass an entire art appreciation course that makes it easy to add this discipline to an already crowded schedule. Each book in the series covers one piece of artwork […]