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*This post contains affiliate links. I wanted to share with everyone the curriculum choices for next school year that we have made for our son who will be entering 4th grade. This of course is not everything that he will be completing over the course of next school year but rather my overall game plan. I will be posting more links for every month in my Behind the...

Every teacher has to have a game plan when it comes to teaching their lessons and as homeschoolers, we are no exception.  Lesson planning pages play an intricate role in any homeschool family’s home by making sure you keep clear records and keeping your lesson plans well mapped out and organized. I am an admitted planner. I plan out our entire school year between...

I would like to take a moment and share with everyone some of the themes, topics and resources that I will be using for our children for the months of April and May. Our family takes 3 weeks off in the month of April so I plan to combine the themes and topics of April and May together. Most of May is spent making sure that we complete all of our core curriculums...

If you are anything like me you usually find yourself a constant patron of your local library. As I have mentioned previously in my post about the book list I create every year, I try to order the books I need for our curriculum from my library roughly 3-4 weeks in advance (so that hopefully I receive the books in time). While this works wonderfully for me I did...

  I would like to take a moment and share with everyone some of the themes, topics and resources that I will be using for our children for the months of March. My hope in sharing these ideas is that perhaps it can help someone else find some new resources. Please note that I will not be mentioning every item. Themes:              Dr. Seuss, St. Patrick’s...

I would like to take a moment and share with everyone some of the themes, topics and resources that I will be using for our children for the months of February. My hope in sharing these ideas is that perhaps it can help someone else find some new resources. Please note that I will not be mentioning every item. Themes:              Groundhog Day, Valentine’s...

I would like to take a moment and share with everyone some of the themes, topics and resources that I will be using for our children for the months of January. My hope in sharing these ideas is that perhaps it can help someone else find some new resources. Please note that I will not be mentioning every item. Themes:             Winter, Penguins, Hibernation,...

I would like to take a moment and share with everyone some of the themes, topics and resources that I will be using for our children for the month of December. This month is extremely hard for me in regards to planning since there are so many wonderful learning activities centered around Christmas. My problem is honestly getting it down to a more reasonable size....

I would like to take a moment and share with everyone some of the themes, topics and resources that I will be using for our children for the months of November. My hope in sharing these ideas is that perhaps it can help someone else find some new resources. Please note that I will not be mentioning every item.   Themes:             Thanksgiving,...

My Behind The Scenes series continues today with a lesson planning tip in regards to videos and powerpoints. Hop on over to The Usual Mayhem to read this article. Make sure to take a look around and say hello!   ...

This handwriting tool was so popular when I shared this idea with everyone last school year that I thought I would share our 2012 – 2013 handwriting tool with you. Our son will not need a handwriting tool this coming school year (sob, sob… but that means that I am doing my job as his teacher).   The general purpose of this tool is to help children with...

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